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After Midnight (1989)

College class, Psychology of Fear, has a new, scary teacher - you have to feel fear to understand it. One student pees himself. The scary stuff is moved to the teacher's house, where scary stories are told.

Directors:

Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat

Writers:

Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judie Aronson ... Jennifer (segment "A Night on the Town")
Marg Helgenberger ... Alex (segment "All Night Operator")
Marc McClure ... Kevin (segment "The Old Dark House")
Ed Monaghan ... Russ (segment "Allison's Story")
Alan Rosenberg ... Richard (segment "All Night Operator")
Monique Salcido Monique Salcido ... Lisa (segment "A Night on the Town")
Pamela Adlon ... Cheryl (segment "Allison's Story) (as Pamela Segall)
Penelope Sudrow ... Kelly (segment "A Night on the Town")
Nadine Van der Velde ... Joan (segment "The Old Dark House")
Tracy Wells ... Amy (segment "A Night on the Town")
Ramy Zada ... Prof. Edward Derek (segment "Allison's Story")
Jillian McWhirter ... Allison (segment "Allison's Story")
Patty Avery Patty Avery ... Pat (segment "Allison's Story")
Kent Burden Kent Burden ... Ron (segment "Allison's Story")
Jordana Capra ... Vanessa (segment "All Night Operator")
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Storyline

Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we have Helgenberger confronting a stalker at the answering service where she works the night shift. Written by Dzong A.D. Tranchina

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Anything Can Happen in the Dark. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Dark House See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,260, 5 November 1989

Gross USA:

$76,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,325
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Company Credits

Production Co:

High Bar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Because it was difficult to shoot the scenes with the dogs and the actresses together for the segment "A Night on the Town," the scenes with the dogs had to be filmed separately by a second unit while a first unit handled all the scenes with the actresses. See more »

Goofs

In "Girls Night Out", the convertible top is black in the majority of the story, but when Amy gets out of the car to run from the dogs, when it is white. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Edward Derek (segment "Allison's Story"): He said I couldn't scare him, we all saw how wrong he was. How about the rest of you? Ready to be scared? I know I am... -holds gun to chin and fires...
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Featured in 31 Days of Horror: After Midnight (1989) (2018) See more »

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The thing that makes this anthology movie stand apart is how the stories are done.
28 July 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Not the best horror anthology in the world it is interesting in one aspect...using a class in fear be the set up for the stories. Basically, a professor with a very unorthodox way of teaching has to invite those willing to a special story telling event at his house or something. Been awhile since I saw this one, so I am not all that clear about the details. They mainly have to go to his house thanks to a very shaky first day of class where the professor proceeds to show everyone how nuts he is. Well they go and exchange stories, the first one being about a couple stranded near an old house that looks typical, but has the best ending of the three stories presented. The next story has these girls getting stranded in the wrong part of town and being terrorized by a guy and his Doberman. Granted, nothing really special about it overall, but it did make for the most tense story of the three and my favorite. The final one for the most part is highly forgettable to say the least. I only remember a woman who has some sort of answering service and there was no being stranded involved here, though the female did have a bum ankle. Then the movie wraps up in a somewhat interesting and somewhat absurd fashion. Not the best, but it is entertaining enough to pass the time quite nicely.


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