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The Midnight Hour (1985)

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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Phil Grenville
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Melissa Cavender (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
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Vinnie Davis
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Mitch Crandall
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Mary Masterson
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Sandy Matthews
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Lucinda Cavender
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Judge Crandall
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Vicky Jensen
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Martin Grenville
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The Ghoul
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Sgt. Thompson
Sheila Larken ...
Janet Greenville
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Lester Mitchell
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Captain Warren Jensen
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Storyline

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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Ghouls just want to have fun!


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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

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In the Midnight Hour  »

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Trivia

Ted King's TV debut. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Phil Grenville: It's not working!
Sandy Matthews: It will. It has too!
Phil Grenville: Maybe you're suppose to say some words or something. Huh? What words?
Sandy Matthews: [sorrowly] I love you. Goodbye, Phil.
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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 »

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Clap For The Wolfman
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Written by Burton Cummings, Bill Wallace and Kurt Winter
Performed by The Guess Who
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Awesomely cute little movie ;)~
8 September 2001 | by (United states) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie ONLY ONCE when I was about 7 or 8 and it's still one of my favorite movies. I just remember how much it was like something i would have thought up back then (i was really into vampires and stuff) mixed with someone else's imagination. It is a really cute movie and I'm just now buying it..lol.


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