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Just finished watching this cherished 80's flick. If you have never seen it, I highly recommend it for some 80's fun. I watch it every Halloween .. kind of a tradition since I was younger. It isn't necessarily all that scary, but still a great movie for the haunting season..

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"The Midnight Hour" is actually a hidden gem of an 80's flick. I enjoy it because of Jonna Lee who I loved in "Making the Grade". She is beyond good in it and she really plays such a likeable character.

There is one wacky dance scene at the party that is what I like to call The Midnight Hour's "Thriller Moment"... but even that works because Shari Belafonte kills it.

Also, "The Midnight Hour" unleashes The Smiths "How Soon Is Now" long before flicks like "The Craft" or the tv series "Charmed"!

Crave the nightlife?

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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
Also, "The Midnight Hour" unleashes The Smiths "How Soon Is Now" long before flicks like "The Craft" or the tv series "Charmed"!

I remember you saying this about this movie before! haha maybe on a Smiths thread?

I don't think i've heard of this or seen it before you'd mentioned it.......any clips on youtube you think? I need a visual........the cover is making me think it's an adult Monster Squad haha [Smile]

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I saw this movie when it first aired on television when I was in gradeschool. I have it on VHS that I got in a box set of other movies in 2000 as a christmas present.
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Muffy, there is a clip on youtube and it actually has "How Soon Is Now" playing in the background..

Faust.. did you ever watch it again on VHS?

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yeah but I haven't watched it since about 2000
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I'm really tempted to buy this one, but I've never seen it. I love most Halloween themed movies so I'm thinking I will love this....
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This is a great movie.. but it was made for tv.. so basically no gore to speak about in it. If you enjoy tv movies such as "Dance 'Til Dawn" .. then I recommend it. It is one of those movies that if you saw it as a teenager.. you grow up searching for it.

It is out-of-print .. but I got a great copy of it recently.. how much have you found it available for?

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I found it for $3.50 on DVD-R...Is it really low-budget?
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For that price it is beyond worth it! Buy it.. it is awesome to watch for Halloween.
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This is a great movie! I agree with you Valley, Jonna Lee's character is likeable, but don't you think it's kinda gross to be kissing her when she's technically a zombie? I don't know, I'd be all messed up in the head because she is so dang cute, but she's dead!

I love Peter DeLuise and Dedee Pfeiffer too, so this movie is jam packed with 80s class.

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I just rented this and watched it yesterday!

I loved it!

Did Veronica ever get it? It's well worth $3.50 and actually seems really high budget...not low....Lee Montgomery what a dreamboat with glasses.......I loved the dance scene and song.....it's funny cause there was How Soon is it Now when the night before it was in Out of Bounds............then we talked about it in this thread months ago...haha dododododo twilight zoney....

You guys really should hunt this down feels like a family Halloween tv 80's flick........it was great!  -

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So awesome!! It is definitely on my Halloween watch list every year. It is such a sought after flick by so many that saw it on tv in the 80's.

And Secret Admirer.. I see your point about Zombie Lee, but I might break my 'no zombie makeout' rule for her!

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I still haven't gotten this! I am definitely going to get it in time for Halloween though, and I will let everyone know what I think of it.
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Hey McFly.. "The Midnight Hour" is a great movie, but not really very scary.

Also, Veronica .. are you waiting for Halloween or something?

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Believe it or not, I STILL have not ordered this movie! Remind me again around September when I start getting into Halloween mode!
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I bought The Midnight Hour VHS tape few days ago.
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Finally bought this one!! Hoping I will get it in time for the Friday the 13th weekend [Smile] I have a feeling I am going to love it, based on what everyone has said.
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hey is that amanda wyss in that picture?

i like amanda wyss

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Veronica.. hopefully I warned you .. "The Midnight Hour' isn't really that scary.. more fun than anything.

And of course .. I think you'll trip out a bit when "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths starts playing.

My only advice is for Muffy and Ronnie to stay away from Jonna Lee please. [Wink]

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Just watched The Midnight Hour which was a fun flick.
Awesome cast and good Brad Fiedel score and tunes.

Love Joanna Lee!
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Cool Finnish VHS cover art aTomiK!

"The Midnight Hour" has become an October viewing tradition for me. It is one of those movie that people saw as kids, but can't remember the name of it. Overall, just a wicked treat of a movie!

I'm glad it is finally accessible to more folks.. it was one of those lost movies that had crazy prices attached to obtain a copy. That has finally changed it seems. I'd still like to see an official DVD release someday.

ha.. my 'no zombie makeout rule' [Big Grin] .. that comment above cracked me up.

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Was at a video store 3-4 years ago...came across it...bought it...watched it...liked it...sold it. vhs, $20+ profit for me, so someone else liked it alot also. I remember the easy on the pupils blonde and the cool car. Seems like it had some good tunes also.
Good day all

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never seen this one before valley but it looks a lot of fun,found a link for the entire movie on youtube,i'm going to check it out over the next week or 2 http://youtu.be/FiN-J7UdpBU .
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Valley, your "no zombie makeout rule" rocks! [Big Grin]
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