Obscure Movies You’ll Love – Midnight Madness

I’m thinking about starting a new themed series in my blog entitled “Obscure Movies You’ll Love.”  I’m going to pick movies you probably never heard of but should definitely watch.  Why, you ask?  Why should you watch these movies?  Great question.  What else do you have to do?

My first pick is Midnight Madness, a wonder from 1980.  It’s also Michael J. Fox’s big screen debut.  Yeah, he had a few TV spots in the ’70’s and one “made for TV movie” but… meh.  This is the one that counts.


It’s about a city-wide scavenger hunt with 5 teams broken down by the stereotypical ’80’s themes: Nerds, Jocks, Sorority Girls, Good Guys (we play fair!), Bad Guys (Cheat cheat cheat!).  Come on, tell me you aren’t already looking forward to this!

They follow the clues from place to place until one team wins the big prize!  What is it?  It’s


No, I’m not going to ruin it.  I will tell you that this movie has it all: Edge of your seat action, clever puzzles, exciting surprises, a giant light-up map board, big-breasted girls on roller skates, beer, teen-angst, state-of-the-art technology, MJ Fox, and Flounder from Animal House!

Go watch it.  You’re welcome!

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