Night of the Demons Film Details
Overview: 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.
Tagline: Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But You’ll have a hell of a time.
Review: The animated opening sequence to the film is a general idea of what you’re getting yourself into. It provides the spooky ’80s synthesizer used in most, if not all, horror movies during that time period. If the music hasn’t got you sold, then the animated demons definitely will. It sets the stage of the Hull House, and how this is going to be a lot smarter of a movie than most viewers would think. The cinematography deserves an award for some of the most brilliant scenes that were crafted. With a title like, Night of the Demons, you’d expect a lot of cheap thrills, sexploitation, and gore. The best part of that assumption is that it’s all true, except it’s done so in a way that plays with the plot. Every scene serves a purpose, and it’s clearly showcased after finishing the film. Night of the Demons was so smart, that it made some scenes look really dumb. In specific, the scene where Angela (Amelia Kinkade) is flopping around on the floor, doing the fan-favorite “Angela Dance”. She looks so ridiculous while engaging in the routine, that it can be easily looked passed that she is showing early signs of being possessed by the demons. A scene that made the movie better than it probably was, happens when the mirror from the seance breaks. The party-goers are shown in the broken shards of glass that are strategically sprawled on the floor. Each character can be spotted, and it was just such a brilliant way of using some extra footage. The movie would not be getting such a high rating if it weren’t for the ending, which can be seen as iconic as the conclusion to Sleepaway Camp. In the final scene to Night of the Demons, the old man that had been harassing the teenagers at the beginning of the film is seen collecting his morning paper. Prior to the party, the old man was shown with apples and razor blades, implying the oldest trick in the book. After making a nasty comment to Roger and Judy, he goes inside to be greeted with a freshly baked apple pie from his wife. He eats the pie, and after just asking where the apples came from, his throat rips open, covering the freshly baked apple pie in blood. His wife ends the movie with a kiss on his head, and by saying, “Happy Halloween, dear.”. The legendary quote is followed by an ’80s power ballad, and the rolling credits.
Country: United States
Duration: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Also known as: La noche de los demonios,Night of the Demons,Ночь демонов,Noć demona,Halloween Party,La notte dei demoni,Demon Boogie,A Noite dos Demônios,A Noite dos Demónios,Una noche endiablada y tenebrosa,Demonios en la noche de brujas,悪霊たちの館/呪われたハロウィンパーティー,Нощта на демоните,La nuit des démons,Halloween Part,Nyxtes ton daimonon,Démonok éjszakája,Νύχτες των Δαιμόνων,Noc demonów