Monday, October 19, 2020

The Midnight Hour (1985) VHS Collection

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This would certainly not be the first time I've posted about the1985 Made-for-TV Halloween classic, The Midnight Hour. In fact, it’s not even the first time I’ve posted some of my VHS copies of the movie (you can see that HERE). Regardless, The Midnight Hour is one that always deserves all the love, and I sure as hell don’t mind giving it some. That, and I have picked up a handful of very cool foreign VHS copies of the movie since I last posted about it in 2016, so I figured it would be a great time to share my updated collection with you. 

Vidmark (United States) 

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Vidmark (Screener Copy)

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Anchor Bay Clamshell (United States)

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This copy is one that I bought when it was released in 1999, and this is more than likely the first time I had seen the movie again since its original TV airing. As a result, this release holds a very special place in my heart.

United Video Kauf Cassette (Germany)

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Ixion (Japan)

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Record Vision/MidWest (Spain)

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Video Films/Video Elit (Greece) 

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Each of these releases are simply very cool looking, but I find myself going back and forth between the Greek and Spanish releases as my favorite in terms of cover art. Both VHS covers just really hit that sweet Halloween horror spot for me. 

With that being said, I hope you've enjoyed this trip through my VHS collection of The Midnight Hour. If you haven’t seen the movie for yourself as of yet, then you absolutely owe it to yourself to do so, and what better time than this Halloween season?! Heck, you can watch the entire movie right down below!


  1. With Shari Belafonte AND Levar Burton? I must find it!

  2. I love this movie wish if would find itself restored someday.

  3. I'm going to have to check this movie out. I'm not sure I've ever even heard of it. Also, that German art looks like it would be for a completely different movie!

  4. I seem to remember this one. I wonder if they have it somewhere on DVD? I need this one!!

    Michelle, your countdown Crypt Keeper

  5. Man I'd love to have just one of those VHS copies! I emailed Vinegar Syndrome to request they bring this out on bluray. I love this film...and need a copy of HD in my collection.

  6. Great post. Thanks for introducing me to the Spanish versions. I found the Spanish DVD and picked it up the other day. That art, its so strange and yet so appealing; a piece of 80s art that is so weird and yet lovable.

    I wish I could've collected these VHS tapes as well. Sorry for the second post.


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