After a number of requests I had to give in and watch Night of the Demons from 1988. This movie is the definition of an Eighties horror movie through and through; it has an awesome soundtrack, hilarious one liners, terrible outfits, cheesy special effects, dorky dudes, and hot chicks galore. The movie is not very creepy, but it is really fun. It would make a perfect addition to any Halloween party playlist.
The movie stars Amelia Kinkade, Lance Fenton, and the hot scream queen Linnea Quigley. The acting in the movie is by no means good, but that adds to the charm. Its not supposed to be any good. The characters are all pretty typical too; every high school stereotype is represented: the tough guy, the token black guy, the goth, the slut, the nerd, the dick, the jock, the princess, the hot girl, and well the other jock... It was kind of like the Breakfast Club of horror films.
The story is simple, a group of teens decide to have a party at a crazy house on Halloween. They all get drunk and dance and everything looks like its going pretty well; that is until they accidentally wake up a demon that had been trapped in the house they chose as their party spot. Now they have to get out before the demon spreads its... demon-ness to each one of them.
Its a pretty solid story-line backed up with a cast that can't act. I will give Night of the Demons a 6 of 10 for being so "rad." I could see this movie being played back to back with movies like Sleepaway Camp and Fright Night. So watch this movie to fulfill your need for that familiar 80's taste. Throw on your members only jackets and mousse up your hair. This is going to be a really fun ride.
Director: Kevin S. Tenney
Style: Demonic Supernatural Horror
Did ya know?
The movie was a box office success making twice what it cost to make. It had a very limited release opening in Detroit and moving to New York to close out the year. All in all the film took in $3.1 Million.
Linnea Quigley goes nude in this movie, as she did prior in Return of the Living Dead.
Bauhaus is the biggest band on the soundtrack providing the song "Stigmata Martyr"