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.
Everything that makes life worth leaving!
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Did You Know?
Denholm Elliot is pointing a gun at Tom Baker but under voodoo influence turns the gun on himself so that it's pointing at the middle of his head. An impossible move . The camera then looks down the barrel and the position of the hands have changed allowing for the gun position which wouldn't have been possible under the influence. 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
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
Follows Torture Garden