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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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Jack Bender

Writer:

William Bleich (as Bill Bleich)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonelle Allen ... Lucinda Cavender
Shari Belafonte ... Melissa Cavender (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
LeVar Burton ... Vinnie Davis
Peter DeLuise ... Mitch Crandall
Jonna Lee Jonna Lee ... Sandy Matthews
Kevin McCarthy ... Judge Crandall
Lee Montgomery ... Phil Grenville
Cindy Morgan ... Vicky Jensen
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Mary Masterson
Dick Van Patten ... Martin Grenville
Mark Blankfield ... The Ghoul
Hank Garrett ... Sgt. Thompson
Sheila Larken ... Janet Greenville
Dennis Redfield ... Lester Mitchell
Kurtwood Smith ... 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!


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Midnight Hour See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Captain Warren Jensen: [dryly] Halloween: my favorite time of the year.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hayride (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Moon Rising
(uncredited)
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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This is the best movie of all time!!
12 October 2003 | by BrianMoserITKSee all my reviews

I was only one year old when this movie came out and I saw it. It has stuck with me completely throughout the years, and will always for the rest of my life. The movie in itself was fantastic, funny, scary, you name it, this movie has it! It got me hooked on horror movies for life, and still remains my favorite movie of all time. The thing I remember most about it was the fantastic music, and that beautiful 1956 cadillac. I love this movie, and I have been unable to find a copy of it anywhere and it is never on tv anymore..it breaks my heart because i miss this movie so much! My opinion on this movie is, once you see it, it will stick with you forever!, It is a great fantastic movie for the whole family to enjoy. No nudity, no profanity, just clean cut humor for everyone. I highly reccomend it.


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