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The Midnight Hour (1985)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Romance  |  1 November 1985 (USA)
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Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Grenville
Melissa Cavender (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Vinnie Davis
Mitch Crandall
Mary Masterson
Jonna Lee ...
Sandy Matthews
Lucinda Cavender
Judge Crandall
Vicky Jensen
Martin Grenville
The Ghoul
Hank Garrett ...
Sgt. Thompson
Sheila Larken ...
Janet Greenville
Lester Mitchell
Captain Warren Jensen


Phil, Mitch, Vinnie, Mary and Melissa are friends unwittingly wake Melissa's great, great, great, great grandmother Lucinda, who is a witch, and has brought the dead back to get revenge. Sandy is a cheerleader from the 50's who is back to help the kids. Written by Aaron Alper

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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In the Midnight Hour  »

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Ted King's TV debut. See more »


When Melissa is playing a game of Hangman with Mary on the high school blackboard, the two Ns on "Ghouls just want to have fun" are already filled out. When Mary loses the game and Melissa fills in the missing letters, she fills in the N on "want", despite the fact that both Ns were previously filled in and that the N in "fun" is still filled in. See more »


Mitch Crandall: Astratcious Mundabar... Desmagon.
Vinnie Davis: Moe, Larry, Curlegon!
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Crazy Credits

The title "The Midnight Hour" appears on a full moon with DJ Wolfman Jack doing a voice over stating "Look out it's the midnight hour baby!" See more »


Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »


In The Midnight Hour
Written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper
Performed by Wilson Pickett
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One of my favorites
30 May 2002 | by (Lake Worth, Florida) – See all my reviews

I was only two years old when this movie first aired on TV and my aunt recorded it for Halloween. I've grown up watching it. I love it! It's got great monsters, Wolfman Jack (who can beat that?!) and great Halloween fun. I have it on tape and watch it every Halloween. I recommend this to anyone who is a lover of the fun Halloween holiday and who has good taste in a classic thriller/comedy/romance. :)

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