Night of the Demons Reviews
Yep its a throw away film with a common, unoriginal, predictable, cliched character ridden plot which you've seen over and over but like other films in this genre ('Plane of the Dead' 'Zombie Strippers') it actually has some great makeup and effects which raise the film above other throw away films.
The makeup work is really nice and reminded me of Tom Savini's type of work, really spot on yet a little tacky looking at the same time, think 'From Dusk Till Dawn' and you're there. Unknown cast accept for Edward Furlong who looks rather bloated and permanently hung over but his name does lure the experienced cinema goer. It only needs one biggish name really doesn't it.
Pointless film, great horror effects = guilty pleasure. A decent tacky 80's throw back with sexy girls in very little clothes. Need I say more?.
This is a pretty entertaining film, with goofy special effects(a lipstick tube being inserted in a woman's breast and removed from her vag) and a general sense of fun and craziness throughout. It also has a pretty decent soundtrack(including a song from Wednesday 13) and the score was done by James Wan regular, Joseph Bishara. But his work is very minimal, unfortunately.
I do have some issues with the film. It's poor intentional humor that often fell flat and the characters, which aren't really likable or well developed. I would have liked just a bit more characterization for the main chick, as she was the only character I found alright in terms of likability. But don't go into this movie thinking you'll really root for any of the characters. Cuz you won't. And Edward Furlong looked and sounded like he was taking the drugs that he was supposedly selling in the movie. The years really haven't been kind to the guy.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, having purchased it at Blockbuster(RIP) for 4.99 and having low expectations. It' not a good movie by any means, but it's fun and entertaining for folks who like low-budget, trashy horror movies.
Final Score: 4/10