The Midnight Hour (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Midnight Hour (1985)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Midnight Hour Photos

Movie Info

Inexplicably given the deluxe DVD collector's edition treatment by Anchor Bay, this silly TV-movie from the director of Child's Play 3 aired on ABC in 1985 in a clear attempt to capitalize on the success of the long-form music video "Thriller." A group of teenagers break into a museum in a small Massachusetts town in order to steal some authentic costumes for a graveyard Halloween party. Their blasphemous acts unleash a vampiric witch from the 1700s and a passel of zombies, leading to a number of hokey musical production numbers. The best thing about the film aside from some nice special effects by Tom Burman (Cat People) is the cast. Shari Belafonte and LeVar Burton become vampires, Kevin McCarthy turns into a zombie, and there are numerous recognizable faces like Dick Van Patten, Dedee Pfeiffer, and Mark Blankfield. The redoubtable Lee Harcourt Montgomery also shows up to prove that even years after his immortal dubbing as Worst Child Actor in The Golden Turkey Awards for his roles in Ben and Burnt Offerings, his acting abilities remain remarkably annoying. Cultists and completists may find it worth a look for camp value alone, but most will want to give it a wide berth.


Shari Belafonte
as Melissa Cavender
LeVar Burton
as Vinnie Davis
Dick Van Patten
as Martin Grenville
Kevin McCarthy
as Judge Crandall
Jonelle Allen
as Lucinda Cavender
Peter DeLuise
as Mitch Crandall
Dedee Pfeiffer
as Mary Masterson
Jonna Lee
as Sandy Matthews
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Midnight Hour

There are no critic reviews yet for The Midnight Hour. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for The Midnight Hour

Another YouTube discovery since the disc is long out of print and something that no one seems to have any interest in bringing back into print, which is really frustrating, because this made for TV movie is a helluva lot of fun and well worth revisiting if you can actually find it. Pleased to cross it off the list after such a long time. Recommended.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Gosh, I haven't seen this in about 20 something years but recalled it being freaky to me but then again a lot scared me. I remember the mummy clearly and remember LeVar Burton. I have been trying to get this for years but the DVD is out of print and way too pricey for a cheapskate like me. Still I think only fond things when I think of the Midnight Hour..The beginning all "midnight hour babbyyyy" was awesome. Recap: i watched this recently at I'm sad to say that it doesn't hold up for me but is still kind of fun.

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich

Decent TV film, characters were a little corny and the ending dragged on a bit too much. There's only one song sung in it but it's kind of catchy and the romance is kinda nice. A bit dark for a family fun but still very enjoyable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

The Midnight Hour Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Midnight Hour on our Movie forum!

News & Features