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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!


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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

Melissa Cavender: [after reading the curse on the scroll] It's just a bunch of words.
Phil Grenville: Wait a minute, I don't think it is. Didn't anyone listen to my report today?
Melissa CavenderMitch CrandallMary MastersonVinnie Davis: No.
Phil Grenville: Well this sounds just like the curse Lucinda let loose on this town exactly 300 years ago tonight, to set free the demons of hell, and to bring back the dead from the grave.
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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

Featured in My Boyfriend's Back (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby I'm Yours
(uncredited)
Written by Van McCoy
Performed by Barbara Lewis
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A great movie for Halloween
12 October 2003 | by lthseldy1See all my reviews

Now this is the kind of horror movie that I like, a movie thats good for both children and adults. This movie is a good choice for a Halloween get together. It's got a good cast, except for Harper which for some reason I just did not like in the movie, maybe it was that crazy dancing act during the party which reminded me of Micheal Jacksons "Thriller" which I understand was pretty popular during that time but unappropriate for this video. The story line of the 50's girl falling in love with the leading hero in the movie was touching and sweet and I loved the sad ending. I haven't seen this one in almost 18 years and it was nice to have seen it again. Rent this one for that special Halloween occasion and I'm sure you'll like it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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