Five strangers board a descending lift, one by one, in a modern office block in London. They reach the sub-basement, though none of them have pressed for that destination. There they find a large, elaborately furnished room that appears to be a gentlemen's club. The lift door has closed; there are no buttons to bring it back, nor any other exit. Resigned to waiting for help, they settle down with drinks and talk. The conversation turns to dreams, and each man tells of a recurring nightmare.
Below the Crypt lies Death's waiting-room - The . . . Vault of Horror
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Did You Know?
This was Dawn Addams
's final film before her death on May 7, 1985 at the age of 54. See more
(at around 57 mins) The first thing seen in the voodoo hut is a mask obviously meant to be of Haitian origin, though it's actually of Pacific Northwestern Native American origin. See more
Waiter (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
Good evening. The table d'hôte is rather nice, sir. Juice, soup, roast, sweet, coffee.
Rogers (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
That'll be fine!
August 2008, Film Four showed a BFI National Archive restored print which included the uncut versions of the Daniel Massey, Terry-Thomas and Tom Baker stories ('Midnight Mess', 'The Neat Job' and 'Drawn and Quartered' respectively). This restored print was broadcast in an open-matte 1.33:1 format, showing more picture information at the top and bottom of the screen in comparison to the wide-screen 1.85:1 of the Fox Midnight Movies DVD. See more