Night of the Demons Reviews
The only reason to watch this, again, is simply for the pretty decent makeup and effects by Steve Johnson. Good old fashioned hands on halloween masks, prosthetics and blood.
The new film is chock full of more seedy outfits and flashy visuals but the gore is about on par with this original. This older film isn't a big rave like the new film, its more low key with obviously smaller production values which gives it a better darker look. Lack of funds can often lead to better results in visuals methinks, you can't simply rely on CGI.
Naturally this is a grittier affair and more of a sensible scare fest of course, but by today's standards its quite tame and humorous.
There are some cool scare jumps; I was freaked by the demons, and though the story arc is simple, I found some of the contextual details fascinating, such as the fact that the demons cannot cross over moving water. The set/house is a character unto itself and is just as scary as the beer-belly-punk-demon leaping out at unsuspected moments.
"Night of the Demons" is a good mindless 80s Horror.
Linnea Quigley steals the show in her magnificently slutty tutu and eventual freaky make-up, making this a must watch for fans of '80s horror.