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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?

Director:

Jack Bender

Writer:

William Bleich (as Bill Bleich)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Montgomery ... Phil Grenville
Shari Belafonte ... Melissa Cavender (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
LeVar Burton ... Vinnie Davis
Peter DeLuise ... Mitch Crandall
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Mary Masterson
Jonna Lee Jonna Lee ... Sandy Matthews
Jonelle Allen ... Lucinda Cavender
Kevin McCarthy ... Judge Crandall
Cindy Morgan ... Vicky Jensen
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:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Midnight Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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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

Phil Grenville: Halloween. The holiday we now call Halloween used to be called All Hallow's Eve, and it was a pagan festival that fired upon the powers of darkness.
[Vinnie slams his book on the floor]
Vicky Jensen: Okay guys, that's enough.
Phil Grenville: Food left for wandering dead souls was how the idea of trick or treat got started, and costumes were worn, costumes were worn to scare away the evil spirits on the night they had the most power. In the early years of the town, Nathanial Grenville, my great, great, great, great ...
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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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Sea of Love
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31 January 2005 | by carla_nearingSee all my reviews

This movie was a classic in my house as a child, you see my Dad taped it off of the TV, and we watched it every Halloween. We watched it so much in fact that we wore out the tape! Everyone in my family LOVED this movie. The funny part is, it took us years to find out the name of it, as when my Dad taped it he missed the opening credits, we called it the "Phil Movie" for years. So when we were finally able to get the title of the movie, the search was on to find the DVD, and we finally did!So all that hunting should tell you how good a movie this really was! If you are looking for gore and horror, keep in mind that this was a TV movie. This was the family version of all those "horror" movies of the 80's. A parody of sorts, if you haven't seen it, I suggest you do!


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