Monday, July 12, 2010

Hell Night (1981)

2.5 / 5 July '10
Tagline: Pray for day!
Directed by: Tom DeSimone
Written by: Randy Feldman
Actors include: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Baron
Genre: Horror
Length: 101 minutes
Banned: Nope

This was just a silly '80s slasher that has a lot of Linda Blair's cleavage but not a lot else. The premise is beyond predictable, four teenage pledges are forced to spend the night in a haunted house on the 12th anniversary of a murdering spree that took place in the house. Of course they aren't welcome and a bunch of time is spent with Mardi (Blair) and her romantic interest bonding which is supremely dull. Beyond that there are a couple of silly murders that aren't anything to get excited about. In fact the "culprit" is laughably silly looking, I mean it's obvious this didn't have a huge budget but it seems like they could have tried a little bit harder. To be honest considering it has a reasonable reputation I expected more from this film but in all truth it put me to sleep three nights in a row (though I did watch every last minute of it unfortunately). Many seem to like it so I wouldn't discourage you from watching it but don't be surprised if you find it dullsville like I did.

Availability:  On DVD

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