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Night of the Demons Reviews

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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.
August 31, 2015
Mad Props On this Film... Simply Because This was the First Horror Movieu to have a Brotha do what every "Real" Brotha would do.... RUUUUUUUNNN!!
½ July 14, 2015
For a 1980s movie night of the demons is very scary film, but it has a lot of annoying tropes. It's one of those movie with a few of those completely helpless characters that are just annoying to watch. This usually isn't that hard to get over in a movie, but here it was just hilariously dumb. Also a few of the actors are just atrocious, and the writing can be pretty bad at times. The worst acting comes from two of the female main characters (you will know who I'm talking about when you watch the movie) and they are bad. Really bad. But not all of the acting is bad. William Gollo and Amilia Kinkade both gave great performances. This has got to be one of the scariest 80s film I've seems. The makeup is great, the backstory is great, and the direction is exceptional. The weird occult atmosphere of the film works very well and creates a menacing felling for most of the film. This one feels way ahead of its time, and if you overlook some of the flaws you can have a great time with it, but there's a bit to much to work on for me to give it a great score. 70/100
½ May 21, 2015
classic! love Cathy poedwell
½ May 12, 2015
Cliched late 1980s horror with mild scares and gore. Night of the Demons nailed the cheesy dialog and unnecessary nudity, but did not fulfill in any other category.
February 24, 2015
Creepy and gross! Not great acting but with nasty deaths, who cares about acting!
January 12, 2015
Night of the demons is a cult classic and should be recognized more by horror fans . It has everything you would want in a horror film . Blood, gore, awesome punk rock music including a song by the 80s band Bauhaus and involving a lipstick being pressed into a woman's breast . So if your into these cheesy unheard horror movies , Night of the
demons is a real treat for you .
January 1, 2015
This one has a special place in my heart based on numerous rentals with friends in the early '2000s. It is filled with memorable lines and some truly over the top violence and make up that's still pretty freaky to look at even all these years later.

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.

Recommended.
½ November 8, 2014
Slow paced horror film which is promising from the outset but turns into people running through corridors.
½ October 12, 2014
Bland, boring, unoriginal and trashy.
½ October 10, 2014
Meh. I watched because it's a horror must-see, but I'm not really sure why. it's good, but not classic. The effects are pretty great, but the acting is so awful it's distracting. I also don't really get why people freak about Linnea Quigley over Kinkade... oh, right, boobs.
½ August 2, 2014
Here is a weak contribution to the horror genre.
July 22, 2014
80s horror along the lines of The Evil Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Entertaining but not as good as the two films I just mentioned.
July 4, 2014
The acting for the most part was pretty bad, but Night of the Demons was really funny and I had a lot of fun with it.
½ June 15, 2014
Great makeup effects & a cool animated title sequence aside, this didn't age well at all. Watchable, but just barely.
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