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Heart of Midnight (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  3 March 1989 (USA)
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Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hallett ...
Nicholas Love ...
Tom (as Nick Love)
Sam Schacht ...
Uncle Fletcher (as Sam Schact)
Nina Lora ...
Carol as a Child
Denise Dumont ...
Mariana (as Denise Dummont)
Sharpe / Larry
Jim Geallis ...
Lt. Sharpe (as James Geallis)
Ken Moser ...
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Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special relationship with her uncle as she battles her memories and her surroundings in her new home. Written by Rick Lofgren <>

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Between the madness of what is real and the horror of her imagination lies the... Heart of Midnight.


Drama | Horror | Thriller


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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Au coeur de minuit  »

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Bizarre, Creepy & Colorful
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised to discover this was really a horror film. I don't know if it's labeled that, but that's what it should be called. It's spooky and creepy and just plain weird. With Jennifer Jason Leigh in the lead, I'm not surprised. She is pretty good at playing disturbed people as she showed later in "Single White Female."

For me, however, the best part of this film was the color. This film had a color palette that was fascinating at times. and the audio was good, too, with creepy sounds to go with the colorfully-painted nightclub/house interiors.

Some of the story left a bad taste in my mouth, just a bit too sordid in spots. With the exception of the social worker, there are no likable, trusting characters in this film. The one who is hardest to figure out is the one played by Peter Coyote.

Yet, despite this not being a particularly attractive story, the haunting audio and visuals keep sucking me back every 5-8 years into this bizarre tale.

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