Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Night of the Demons (1988)

3 / 5
Tagline: Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But You'll have a hell of a time.
Directed by: Kevin Tenney
Written by: Joe Augustyn
Actors include: Billy Gallo, Linnea Quigley, Amelia Kinkade
Genre: Horror
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

I actually initially saw this flick at a party and half paying attention I quite enjoyed it. This time around I was sitting squarely in front of it and somehow I was puzzled why I had really liked it the first time. The acting is atrocious (not that it's that uncommon for a horror flick but this is subpar for even that style), the characters are one-dimensional and downright annoying. It takes over half of the movie for anything to happen and when it does it's too little too late. They do try a bit with their gore effects (some nice eye gouging and demon effects) so on that note it does work. Also as a Halloween film it makes sense because the whole shebang takes place at a party in a cursed former Funeral parlor. A group of moronic friends gather to dance and party but they soon realize that the spirits of demons are infecting people and making them kill! There is some definite nudity here and some hilariously bad (and predictable dialog) and a boy who is way too obsessed with his sister's rack. I think this is the sort of thing that will go over best with many drinks at a party, paying attention to it may only annoy you (or at least that was the final effect with me). It could be worse but it could have been oh so much better, I'm afraid of what the sequels will look like!

Availability:  On DVD

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