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After Midnight (1989)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Terror Has No Curfew. 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, 3 November 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$76,325, 9 November 1989
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Company Credits

Production Co:

High Bar Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening sequence for the segment "The Old Dark House" was filmed in three different places. 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"): Being human, I am both unpredictable and dangerous.
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Connections

Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: After Midnight (1989) (2018) See more »

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mullett of doom
14 March 2003 | by spooky_trixSee all my reviews

Yeah, the other reviews basically sum up the details on this one. However, nobody picked up on the awesomely 80's aspects of this movie.

Number one: the wraparound story: the killer has a mullett!!!! horrors! Number two: the haunted house story, shoulder pads!!!! ahhhhhh Number three: the lost girls: mini skirts, spandex dresses, teased bangs, sweaters, and yes, bangles. Terrors upon terrors! Number four: okay there wasn't anything particuarly awful about the late night caller one, well the main character's hair was pretty bad.

So all in all, After Midnight is cheesey, cliched, and not very scary, but it is lots of fun, and it was made in a decade of horrid fashion trends!


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