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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:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Melissa's house is a popular filming location. It was also used in Matilda (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Catch Me if You Can (2002), among others. 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

Mitch Crandall: Astratcious Mundabar... Desmagon.
Vinnie Davis: Moe, Larry, Curlegon!
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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 Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Red Riding Hood
(uncredited)
Written by Ronald Blackwell
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
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A wonderful movie. I love to see it over and over again
28 January 2000 | by jimmyplmSee all my reviews

The Midnight Hour is, in my opinion, the best tv movie ever made. It was scary and funny. It had everything a person could want to see on a Halloween night. I watched it when I was five years old when it came on the television. It quite possibly could be the movie that made me the horror fanatic that I am today. I absolutely loved it, especially the musical number towards the end of the movie. Now on amazon.com they are offering a collector's edition for sale. I promptly bought myself a copy and I advise any fans to do so. A movie like this one might not be around forever. People just don't know what they are missing.


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