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 »


Melissa Cavender: Astrious Mundabar Desmagon... I envoke your powers. Come Heed my bidding on this night of nights. The eve of somehain, all Hallows Eve. Spirits of darkness, I command you to rise from your graves. EtLavamous Sagamaine, All manner of demons. I emplore your release from Eternal torment. Testegas Sogamaine. All man are of dead, renewed by sleep. Thirsting for blood, this night and forever, he who is touched by evil, shall become evil. Sodamous sogamaine. He who has died, shall rise again, ...
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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 Serial Mom (1994) See more »


How Soon Is Now
Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Performed by The Smiths
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19 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie several times, and would like to say to this day it still remains one of my favorites. I like it so much because I love vampires and things like that. It was also the first so called vampire movie that made me laugh and had a real point behind it. I would like for my kids to see it before they start thinking their mom is a head case (you know talking about a movie that doesn't exist). I would like to buy it (so I can watch over & over), but can't find it anywhere. And believe me I have looked everywhere I could think of. Most people I ask look at me like I have stripes on my face. Can anyone help me find it????

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