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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

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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:

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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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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

Mary Masterson: [taking the trunk through the cemetery] Hey, isn't Vernon Nestor buried here somewhere?
Phil Grenville: Yeah, I think so.
Vinnie Davis: Who's Vernon Nestor?
Melissa Cavender: Coming from New York, you wouldn't know about psychotic mass murderers.
Vinnie Davis: Come on, we got a few of those where I come from.
Mary Masterson: 18 bodies buried in his backyard. Eww.
Phil Grenville: Yeah, your old man sure nailed him good, eh?
Mitch Crandall: He just sentenced him, he didn't throw the switch.
Mary Masterson: 18 bodies! How could somebody do something like that?
Phil Grenville: Mary, he was a psychotic killer, and at 6 foot 8, a very *big*...
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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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* * * out of 4.
28 September 2001 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A group of dumb teenagers accidently raise the dead, who eventually crash their Halloween party and start killing off everybody in the town. Fun, energetic, and lively horror/comedy features a very appealing cast and displays a great sense of humor, creepy and errie effects, a romance that actually works, and even a terrific musical number. The film covers virtually every single horror genre and reminds me a lot of those creature feature films from back in the 40's and 50's. A lot of fun, highly recommanded. One of the best horror films to come fro the 80's.

Rated R; Violence.


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