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Watch an intense scene from Walking Dead director's thriller Midnighters

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The new thriller Midnighters concerns a couple, played by Alex Essoe and Dylan McTee, whose already strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness.

Midnighters is directed by Julius Ramsay (The Walking Dead), written by his brother Alston Ramsay, and executive-produced by a third sibling, Burke Ramsay. The film costars Perla Haney-Jardine, Ward Horton, and Matt Myers.

“This film is the result of a three-year collaboration between three brothers from a small town in North Carolina,” says Julius in his director’s statement. “While the film is indeed a thriller with many elements of the genre, it’s also an examination of the fault-lines that lie beneath a marriage, and what happens when those cracks start to explode. Our parents had a rocky relationship which ended in divorce, and I think that that, coupled with our love of scary films, was the genesis of Midnighters.”

Watch the trailer for Midnighters below and an exclusive clip from the film, above.

Midnighters receives its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, today, June 19.