Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, things begin to spiral out of control, and Sean realizes Ricky is a ticking time bomb on a rampage of revenge. On Mischief Night, everything explodes…

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  • With its nod to Clockwork Orange, Mischief Night, directed by Richard Zelniker, avoids every cliche and cheap trick, instead forcing us inside the pain, fear and excruciating confusion that lives inside so many people today. It doesn’t look “at” a social issue and offer a glossy solution. It demands that we feel the desperation of its trapped protagonists. Who is the hero and who is the villain? No easy answer there either. We a... Read Morecomma

    Eden Bernardy

    Screenwriter, Margie Haber Studio

  • Just returned from a distributor screening of [the] new film: Mischief Night, at Technicolor.Disturbing, uncomfortable, and uplifting all at the same time.There is no “protagonist” anywhere among this great young cast that features Luke Baines as the deeply dysfunctional leader of a group dubbed “The Misfits” and Myko Olivier as the Misfits’ apparent “odd-man out.” As the Misfits pre-Halloween rampage esc... Read Morecomma

    Steven J. Roy

    Author, Businessman

  • Richard, congrats on a film of great social significance as well as entertainment. The sign of a great movie is how it can influence your thinking well after seeing it. I reflect on my own high school days and I even reached out to some old friends and re-socialized. Privilege being part of your film. It’s not just a movie. It’s a lesson in life and a tool to mend past mistakes!Deeply moved by the message of this movie and impressed w... Read Morecomma

    Steve Crest


  • At this year’s Hollywood Fest was veteran writer/director/producer Richard Zelniker … [ He ] managed to fill two screenings of his latest indie-flickMISCHIEF NIGHT – a tale about a troubled teen (Myko Olivier) who gets in over his head with a group of social outcasts whose petty crime pranks escalate into a nightmare of disturbing violence. Zelniker’s solid direction gave the movie a very gritty and fluid feel and Olivier hand... Read Morecomma

    Dan Bronzite


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