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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:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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

Two of the film's characters, a substitute teacher and a police officer, have the last name of Jensen, although there is no apparent relation or connection between the two characters. 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: It's not working!
Sandy Matthews: It will. It has too!
Phil Grenville: Maybe you're suppose to say some words or something. Huh? What words?
Sandy Matthews: [sorrowly] I love you. Goodbye, Phil.
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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 Robot Ninja (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Dead
Music by Richard Gibbs and Philip Giffin
Lyrics by Richard Gibbs, Philip Giffin, Jack Bender, William Bleich (as Bill Bleich)
Performed by Shari Belafonte (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
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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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