Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Night Of The Demons Movie Review

Angela (Amelia Kinkade) is throwing a Halloween party at an abandoned funeral parlor, and when the party goers arrive, things get spooky. This 1988 film is low budget, has horrible acting, and doesn't bring a whole lot of new ideas to the table, but it is such a fun film. Once the demons start to take over the movie really takes off. The characters are actually interesting, and Kinkade is frightfully fantastic as Angela. One thing I love about this movie, and something that makes it stand out from so many other films of this era, is that it has so many memorable scenes--for example...

Who doesn't love Bauhaus?

Casket lovin'

"How 'bout a magic trick? I'm gonna make this lipstick disappear..."

The makeup and special effects are really well done in this film, especially for a film that, again, had such a low budget. The death scenes are interesting, and, though the movie has more than it's share of horrifying scenes, there are splashes of humor thrown in as well. A couple faces will be familiar, especially legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley, who turns in a memorable performance as Suzanne (see above, third photo). Night of the Demons is not a film that turned the horror world upside down, but it had modest success, amassed a cult following, spawned a couple sequels, and inspired a remake in 2009. The demon voice is laughably bad, the demon itself is a riot, and the sound quality isn't great, but these things, as bad as they are, add to the enjoyment of this movie, and the final scene is absolutely fantastic. I first saw this film when it hit the pay channels of the late 1980s--I loved it then, and almost thirty years later, and countless viewings since, I love it to this day. 

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

Night Of The Demons Movie Trailer

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