In this humorous novella, a woman nearing the end of her personal rope makes a deal with a demon for ten years of wealth, love and happiness—but what she gets surprises her and readers as well.


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“Midnight Hour’s” seventh season starts off with a nod to the film noir genre.  In “Web of the Black Widow,” a mysterious woman stands outside a seedy bar at night.  Deciding to pass the time with a cigarette, she is accosted by a strange man who mistakes her for a prostitute.  An argument ensues and when the man threatens and follows her, she kicks him and makes an escape—or does she?   


A few hours later, Steve, the woman’s husband returns to their modest suburban home, but he's not quite alone.  With him is a four million dollars in cash, the down payment on a truck load of narcotics he stole from a fellow truck driver near the Mexican border and now is selling to a local godfather.

Suddenly, George get’s a call from someone using his wife’s phone, demanding the money George has just collected—and will continue to collect.  To further persuade him, the caller sends him a cellphone video of his wife, tied to a chair in an unknown basement and begging for her life.  She’ll be tortured and killed if the caller doesn’t receive George’s ill-gotten cash.

But George’s own life is in peril, as he attempts to run away with Carmilla—the godfather's moll—with the cash.  Which of these shady characters will play the final hand at “the midnight hour?”

This entry continues and reinforces the series' moody, film-noir brand.  Much of it takes place at night in a shadow-laden world made all the more mysterious by its stylish color grading, cinematography and music score. 

This episode airs every Thursday night at midnight and Saturdays at 10:30pm throughout September.

Cast: George Avgoustis, Karla Kamm, Joey Piazza, Jerry Hayes, Donna Barbera, Eric Moyer, Ian Avery, Jon Martin.

Cinematographer/editor: Nic Carr. Art direction/special effects: Fred Mossman.  Sound design: Eben Mannes. Dialogue editor: Jeff Mengyan.  Assistant director: Russell Kerr.  


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