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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)  »

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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 »


Phil Grenville: Captain Jensen, three reports. Don't you think that adds up to something?
Captain Warren Jensen: Sure I do. Warewolves, zombies, vampires and little green men add up to... lets all have fun with the cops. I got your report. Happy Halloween.
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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 Hayride (2012) See more »


Devil Or Angel
Written by Blanche Carter
Performed by Bobby Vee
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Good clean flick for Halloween.
29 September 2001 | by (Elkhart, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Being an avid fan of horror movies both clean and strong in content, I would have to say this is probably my favorite clean horror movie. Some mild death scenes, some small sexual situations but no nudity whatsoever, mostly clean language. I highly advise this movie for any school related halloween party all except the really young ones like kindergarten through 3rd grade and I say this because the movie co-starts Levar Burton and most kids will recognize him from "The Reading Rainbow". Thats the only negative I warn about this movie. Other than that, it is good clean fun. Excellent story. And definently a must see for any Halloween fan for it has monsters galore(think a softer version of Waxwork.

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