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Night of the Demons Reviews

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February 25, 2018
It has its share of 80's horror, like the spooky techno score and the classic plot of teenagers getting slaughtered by something evil, but overall it's just a much less memorable rip-off of The Evil Dead (1981). It's a very flawed movie, most of the acting is horrifyingly dull and the character development is pretty paper thin. Also the continuity becomes tedious after a while. But, on the other hand, it can be entertaining, and delivers a good amount of gore. If you're a horror buff, you may want to check this one out, it all depends on your opinion.
November 8, 2017
A shocking bloodthirsty horror film. It has the scares the laughs and the music!!! 80s horror at its very best.
November 6, 2017
Sometimes all you need is some popcorn and an 80s trashy gore movie with plastic demon masks and lots of fake blood
½ October 4, 2017
Some terrible acting (even for a horror movie). Decent gore but a meandering story and characters I didn't care about.
½ September 27, 2017
I have loved this movie since childhood.
July 29, 2017
A weird yet wildly entertaining movie! The movie starts out perfectly on Halloween night. The group of teens is interesting, and actually very well killed. Now if I were to describe this movie in one word it would be "weird." Now that isn't a bad thing it's just true. To a weird demon insect looking thing to a girl shoving lipstick inside her this movie will make you overlook all the odd things because, of its absoulotley charm! The acting is good, and the finale is intense. Now this movie may be technically horrible but, one thing I'm sure of is whoever watches this will have a good time.
May 24, 2017
One my favorite Halloween movies.
May 20, 2017
Night of the Demons is an 80's classic, featuring scream queen Linnea Quigley! A group of teens accidentally summon demons at a Halloween party at an old abandoned funeral parlor.
February 5, 2017
Goofy and absurd... but fun enough.
½ January 28, 2017
A group of teens decide to spend Halloween night in an old abandoned funeral home that's supposed to be haunted. Well, the building is haunted and the teens one by one become possessed by demons and kill each other off. All except for the one good girl of the group who is our heroine of the film. The acting and writing isn't all that great and the direction is a far cry from being anywhere as creative or inventive as Sam Raimi. However, the film does have some nice old school practical special effects, which I always think look better on screen than CGI special effects. Also, (SPOILER ALERT!) I'll give the film credit that the film's good girl heroine is aided by her black male teen friend, which bucks the usual trend of horror films of the 80s that typically killed off supporting minority characters early in the story, let along allow them to be heroes who save the day. Overall, this one isn't a classic, but it's worth watching for 80s horror nostalgia value. Scream Queen Linnea Quigley is the only major actress in the film.
½ October 22, 2016
something about this really didn't connect with me. i'm not sure why. was it fun? yeah. had some nice gore. just felt like a "maybe i'm too old for this" kinda movie. i think i had some kind of assumption of what it would be like after seeing the scary poster for the sequel as a child, but the movie was just nothing like that assumption, i'll tell ya what.
October 17, 2016
A fun Halloween classic that unfortunately runs out of ideas towards the end. Also as much as I love the opening theme song, a large portion of the score is very grating and improperly used.
October 16, 2016
the acting was awful and it was more humorous than scary. However I'd definitely add it to my collection! One of those bad cheesy films that you'd watch out of laughter of how bad it is.
½ July 19, 2016
A great 80's B-Movie. It's dumb, fun and ridiculous and also manages to pull off some intense jolts.
April 24, 2016
The acting is bad but can spark up some laughs and the special effects are cool. There's a particular scene I like in which the character Angela seductively dances to strobe lights and the music of Bauhaus. Its main killer is its story, which is pretty thin. Overall its enjoyable enough to recommend but don't expect perfection.
½ March 9, 2016
An Evil Dead wanna-be. There is some appreciated nudity, but most of the characters aren't likable and the effects and demon designs aren't good (Big yellow zits). I will say the film is fun at times, so if you are curious I guess it may be worth a watch.
November 19, 2015
If you're looking for a great, fun Halloween party movie, then Night of the Demons is definitely the ticket for you. It's a pure 1980's hard rock-driven Halloween flick with all of the gore, sex and nudity that 1980's horror movies had to offer. It also contains your basic formula of a bunch of teenagers getting together in old abandoned house for a party wherein everything goes to hell. This time around, instead of an old house, it's an old abandoned funeral home, which ups the ante when it comes to the overall creepiness factor. The make-up effects are great, the cinematography is great with atmosphere, and the acting won't win any awards, but it isn't meant to be anything more than what it already is, which is just a fun horror movie. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for scream queen Linnea Quigley in one of the major roles.
October 21, 2015
I have no clue why this movie has a better rating than the remake when it sucks. It's low on the graphic violence side, but there is definitely a bit of it. Nothing really happens for like half of the film. It's an extremely slow slasher. Throw all your conventional ideas about supernatural films out the window, there is no logic with this one except one idea that is told about long in the beginning and you're reminded about it...

On Halloween, the spirits of both good and evil are free to roam the land. That's all good and all, but apps rely that also applies to anyone who is killed as well by the spirits are also alive and evil. Then, when the night ends, everyone goes bye bye. Except for, say the main possessed one which also breaks all logic, especially subject she wasn't even the first to be possessed.

Anyway, it's ridiculous and over the top, but an okay watch. The remake is way better and gorier. You have terrible acting and typical '80s teenager crap. But apparently all the female actresses they hired have amazing and perfectly beautiful breasts. Did I mention that the Asian girl has the biggest of then all? Very interesting indeed. And that's about it. The film felt dragged in if you can believe it.
Super Reviewer
½ October 11, 2015
A block of 80's schlock with jump scares (which bombard the viewers with Dennis Michael Tenney's blaring synthesizer score) and sťance-summoning atmosphere aplenty, Night of the Demons is a spooky, enjoyably kitschy B-movie ripe for rediscovery. The ghostly opening- credits animation of Hull House is an old-fashioned, matte-painting throwback to 'Fantasia's Night on Bald Mountain. The acting range within the film scuttles from wooden to unintentionally hammy (the choice of a Frank Welker mimic for the lip-synched demon is consequently riotous since visions of Megatron and Doctor Claw materialize). The soon-to-be-osmotically-possessed-via-kiss teenagers (who could be 30-year-olds) begin as sexist, repulsive hedonists guzzling Coors and coveting intercourse but a trio of them eventually evolves into amiable characters worthy of rescue. Sal Romero (William Gallo) is the Fonz of the picture who is the sex-starved Italian until he chivalrously sacrifices himself for Judy Cassidy (Cathy Podewell who monotones her lines like Farrah Fawcett with a frontal-lobe lobotomy), the virtuous heroine. In a novel contortion on conventions, Roger (Alvin Alexis), the token African-American isn't the first victim. The sensual highlight is Angela Franklin's (Amelia Kinkade) otherworldly, callisthenic dance choreography in a black veil with a strobe light in the background. Her lithe movements are simultaneously erotic and unsettling. The countdown to a body count is a long fuse but it compensates in dividends of bodice-ripper nudity (the coquettish, tutu-wearing Linnea Quigley usually disrobes on a whim) and flesh-tearing mutilation.
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