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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Release Date:

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 »


Radio D.J.: Yea it's the Wolfman and its Halloween, so we goin' be rocking to the midnight hour with the weird tunes! The straight down baby, for all you young lovers. So guys, grab your favorite ghoul and hold her real tight, give her a love bite, because tonight just might be the night.
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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 Hayride (2012) See more »


Devil Or Angel
Written by Blanche Carter
Performed by Bobby Vee
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A great movie for Halloween
12 October 2003 | by (Norfolk, VA) – See all my reviews

Now this is the kind of horror movie that I like, a movie thats good for both children and adults. This movie is a good choice for a Halloween get together. It's got a good cast, except for Harper which for some reason I just did not like in the movie, maybe it was that crazy dancing act during the party which reminded me of Micheal Jacksons "Thriller" which I understand was pretty popular during that time but unappropriate for this video. The story line of the 50's girl falling in love with the leading hero in the movie was touching and sweet and I loved the sad ending. I haven't seen this one in almost 18 years and it was nice to have seen it again. Rent this one for that special Halloween occasion and I'm sure you'll like it.

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