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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:
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

An ABC television movie that originally aired on Friday November 1, 1985. The day after Halloween. 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

Judge Crandall: Nothing to say to your sweet old dad?
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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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Featured in My Boyfriend's Back (1993) See more »

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Bad Moon Rising
(uncredited)
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Lighthearted, 80's horror comedy TV movie.
26 June 2006 | by cool_cool_1See all my reviews

The Midnight Hour (1985) is a very hard movie to find but i found it to be enjoyable and good fun so i'd recommend it to horror/ 80's movie fans!!! On Halloween night at Pitchfork Cove, a nice little town, a group of teenagers go down to the graveyard and unwittingly unleash an ancient curse, this curse is about to cause panic and devastation as zombies, werewolf's and other monsters get unleashed!!! Amidst all of the chaos, leader of the gang "Phil" meets a mysterious blonde girl called Sandy, she and Phil become close friends and form a bond and work together to raise the curse before midnight and rid the town of the evil. Can the couple save their town?? Who is Sandy?? Phil is in for a shock as he finds out her past and who she really is!!!! Like i said before this T.V movie is hard to find but well worth it, with good make up effects, a nice story, good pacing, good fun characters and an excellent soundtrack too, 7/10 for The Midnight Hour.


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