Night of the Demons


Produced for a very modest $1.2 million, "Night of the Demons" racked up outrageously large grosses in its limited release. Debuting in Detroit, it hit New York City at Thanksgiving and earned $3.109m, holding screens until the end of the year.

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This is your basic campy, 80's, teenage horror movie.

But, don't get this confused with your basic corny, low-budget, pointless, worthless, bad-acting, waste-of-your-money, waste-of-your-time, no good, silly 80's teenage horror movie. No, Night of the Demons (also known as Halloween Party) is far better then that and even worthy of your rental money.

What can I say? This movie is AWESOME! There are certain ingredients a horror movie needs, to be at it's finest. The mood and the atmosphere need to feel cold, murky and dark. The special effects have to look realistic and believable -- and most important, they have to look good. No, better then good -- excellent! The characters should be somewhat impressionable -- and that goes for the villain/killer/monster (like Freddy, Jason, Mike, Leatherface, etc.) And, last but not least, probably the most important ingredient a horror movie needs, is to leave you either scared stiff, or puking your guts out!

Did you sleep with the light on? Pray with the rosary over and over? Did you stay up all night listening for strange sounds outside -- hoping to God that those sounds weren't made by something out of the ordinary? Or, did you get sick, spew and loose your appetite for the weeks to come? If a horror movie made that kind of impression on you -- then that is definitely a horror movie at it's finest!

I think Night of the Demons delivered -- and it delivered good. Maybe its not the best, or the scariest -- but it is a pretty damn good movie I'd say. Basically, it's about a bunch of teens that party in an old funeral parlor on Halloween night. The land that Hull House is on is, of course, evil!

"Even the Indians kept clear of it" and the house itself has a brutal past. Where would be a better place to party on Halloween than at Hull House? So, they party there. Stuff happens and then they decide to do a seance. I don't know if it was the seance that resurrected the demonic spirit, or if it was just the fact that it's free to walk the earth on Halloween and the timing was right on the money?

Either way, things start going downhill from there...

The movie becomes an endless chase around the house between demons and humans all night long. In the end, I couldn't have imagined a better ending. What a classic! The soundtrack was also good. Man, they don't make em' like they used to. I think horror movies were at there finest during the eighties. Night of the Demons is a great example of that.

Now go rent the movie...!


Night of the Demons delivers and outstanding performance in the field of teenage horror movies and eighties cheese!

Also manages the rare talent of giving you a good scare.

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Strengths: Some of the best special effects to come out of the eighties.

Weaknesses? Extreme eighties campy-ness!

Our rating: 8.5 out of 10

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Night of the Demons