Night of the Demons (Horror) [Movie/Review]


Year: 1988
Genre: Horror
Source: Blu-Ray (Scream Factory)

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

A first meeting with the cast, I feel that they are all disgusting people and want them to die, but as the film moves along both the final girl (who you can figure out within 3 minutes who it will be) and the token black guy actually seems like nice guys.

The annoying Suzanne (Linnea Quigley), the girl in a pink dress showing her ass to the sales clerks, she’s supposed to be around 18 years old, but actually are 30 but has a face like she’s 50 years old. Let’s just say it didn’t get worse when transformed to a demon. It also turns out she has a lipstick eating boob 😂. That she has 164 credits is beyond me as she will get into my hall of fame of terrible actors.

So, the goody two shoe girl and her rapey date arrive at the old abandoned house to meet up with the other people who’s going to the Halloween party. Pretty soon shit starts to happen and we get to watch Angelas weird dance number to Bauhaus ”Stigmata martyr” and Suzanne’s lipstick eating boob and it escalates from there.

The movie has the classic slasher movie setup, and after looking at the making of on the blu-ray it turned out that what they intended to do but didn’t like the concept of a masked killer.

Although some part looks like they where filmed in rural parts of the US, it actually was all filmed in South Central, Los Angeles.

I do enjoy this one, and it has its fair share of gore and great effects, but I never loved it and I think it’s because more or less all the characters are really unlikable, and the extremely bad acting of Linnea Quigley (Suzanne).

The Scream factory blu-ray/DVD is really nice. Awesome picture quality, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo (original) and this is the real uncut version with extended gore scenes. The disc contains a lot of extra material as you see down below.

Bonus Features

  • NEW Commentary With Director Kevin Tenney And Actors Cathy Podewell, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, And FX Artist Steve Johnson
  • Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten, And Producer Jeff Geoffray
  • NEW “You’re Invited”: The Making of Night of the Demons (71:31)
  • NEW Interview With Amelia Kinkade (22:31)
  • NEW Alison Barron’s Demon Memories (3:56)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Video Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spot
  • Promo Reel
  • Behind The Scenes Gallery
  • Special Effects And Makeup Gallery
  • Photo Gallery
  • Poster And Storyboard Gallery