File this one under the "nice try" category. MIDNIGHT FEAR is an underpopulated thriller that tries to keep the audience guessing. Trouble is, most of the time they'll guess right.
The locale is a logging town rocked by a bloody dismemberment and portentious mood music. As washed-up, boozing Sheriff Steve Hanley (David Carradine) tries to pull himself together and solve the slaying, the scene switches to a remote farm, where Jenny (August West), an attractive coed, has
chosen to spend spring break house-sitting, horse-riding and fighting off unwanted sexual advances from fellow student David (Evan Richards), a self-described nerd who's obsessed with the heroine ...