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Night of the Demons is a horror film directed by Kevin Tenney. It came out in 1988 and it spawned two sequels plus a remake in 2009. I have seen the two other sequels. The second one was equally as good, as for the third it was nowhere as fun as the first two to watch.
The remake I didn’t see because such films such as these shouldn’t be remade and are fine the way they are. Night of the Demons 1988 is the one I grew up with and approve of.
Night of the Demons is about 10 teenagers deciding to throw a party at an abandoned mortuary called “Hull House” on Halloween night. The house is surrounded by a fence built over an underground river.
There is Punk Rocker Stooge (Hal Havins), Sal – the tough guy Guido (Billy Gallo), Jay – the rich boy prep (Lance Fenton), Rodger – the only black guy in the film (Alvin Alexis), Judy – the virgin (Cathy Podewell), Helen – a quiet mousy girl (Allison Barron), plus a couple named Max (Philip Tanzini) and Frannie (Jill Terashita). The two that organized the party are Angela Franklin – A very creepy Goth girl played by Mimi Kinkade and her friend Suzanne played by veteran horror actress Linnea Quigley.
They all arrive at Hull House, the party begins and the music is blasting. Soon after Angela gathers the group for a séance and they sit in front of the mirror as it turns black. Helen then sees a demon appear and also sees her own dead body hitting the other side of the mirror. A demon is unleashed from the furnace that possesses Suzanne first. Soon after really cool shit starts to happen like seeing a possessed Angela doing a sexy gothic dance to the song “Stigmata Martyr” from the Goth Band Bauhaus and then biting off Stooge’s tongue after kissing him. Stooge then becomes possessed as well.
Night of the Demons wouldn’t be complete without the famous scene of Suzanne pushing her lipstick into her breast. This is a really cool special effect for a horror movie made from that time. The body count starts mounting up as everyone is turned into demons leaving only Rodger and Judy to fend for themselves. Rodger and Judy end up finally escaping Hull House. Angela and the rest of their now demon friends die. Night of the Demons ends with Rodger and Judy walking home in tattered clothes and with the old man seen at the beginning of the film that hates kids, dying from eating apple pie made by his wife that has razor blades in it.
Night of the Demons 1988: The Review
Night of the Demons (1988) is a lot of fun to watch. It has some good music in it, the funny clichés of 80s horror movies, and culture in general. A lot of great lines in this film are said like when Stooge says, “Eat a bowl of Fuck!” “I am here to party!” Linnea Quigley who plays Suzanne has some funny great lines like when she’s possessed, has been turned into a demon, and she decides to draw her lipstick in the shape of a heart on her face. Sal then walks in and sees her as she turns around and she says, “I’m fixing my face.” Sal is all freaked out at that point knowing she’s been turned into a demon. She say’s to Sal as she points her lipstick at him.
“I just can’t seem to get it right.” Sal then replies with, “ah shit not you too. “What is it everyone on drugs in here or something?” Suzanne has another great line when she kills Jay after having sex with him. Rodger and Judy walk in on her and see her with Jay’s dead body on the ground. Suzanne looks up at them and says, “let’s have an orgy.” “Maybe we can get Jay hard again.” The special effects for the makeup and gore are very good too. I recommend Night of the Demons to anyone a fan of 1980’s horror and recommend also for you to see it’s sequel Night of the Demons 2 which came out in 1994. It is equally as entertaining.
Night of the Demons 1988 Movie Review: Done by Rancel
Here is the trailer for Night of the Demons.
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