Sunday, October 21, 2012

Night of the Demons ( 1988 )


AKA: Halloween Party

What a smile ! Or she took oral hygiene a little too serious with a toothbrush ?
Well I'm back to it, and there ain't nothing to it but to do it ! What better time for a resurrection than nine days to Halloween ? So lets begin the countdown folks ! So tonight I bring you one of my personal favorites, the ever classic camp horror fest that is Night of The Demons.

One of the first things you see on screen, is a shot of Linnea Quigley's fanny
The glorious 80's were the best time for the blood flow on cinema screens, and nothing screams horror than the magical night that is Halloween, the formula went hand in hand and Halloween horror became a staple in movies. There is a good handful that made themselves into instant classics ( other than the titan of Samhain, Michael Myers ), and one is this great little romp. Directed by Kevin Tenney ( the b-movie master behind "Witchboard" ), this film had a fantastic and even mix of cheese, nudity, gore, camp, sex, comedy, and Linnea Quigley, who is arguably the best scream queen of all time ! Make up FX by the monster wizard Steve Johnson ( Videodrome, Nightmare On Elm Street 4 ) It completely shines what 80's horror was all about.

"WTF, I thought you said your boyfriend was dead !"
Angela is the total weirdo goth at high school and she is throwing a Halloween party at the local towns legendary abandoned haunted mansion Hull House, and all the cool kids are invited, and what a group we have too. The promiscuous vanity girl, Suzanne, played by Linnea Quigley, the always scared black guy  Roger, the big dopey punk rocker Stu, the interracial couple Frannie ( shes Asian too...Frannie...really ? ) and Max, the preppie douche-bag Jay, the typical tough guy-total ass-invites himself Italian guy Sal, the party pooper whiner Helen, and of course our goodie two shoes girl Judy, who really completes her innocent outfit by sporting a Alice In Wonderland costume. They all get invitations to Angela's bash, take the trip down Hull Road to Hull House and the party begins. The party is pretty lame actually so in order to keep in the Halloween spirit, they decide to conduct a seance with a large mirror they found in the parlor. Thats right parlor... because Hull House used to be a funeral home owned by the Hull family, and they all met a gruesome end when one of their clan slaughtered the whole family inside the mansion. Unbeknownst to the new guests, it still has a few of its demonic entities left behind lurking in those old walls just waiting for some poor young persons body to inhabit.
Damn, she must have been cold !

 This movie oozes with cheese like I said before, the characters are all basically one sided sterotypes and most rank up body counts, but of course resurrect to become blood thirsty one liner demons ! But don't let the cheese and campyness deter you, if this flick can be balled up in one word, that word would be FUN. All the characters are a pleasure to watch and you will undoubtedly have a great viewing. The FX and gore are fantastic, the setting is super creepy, there's plenty of sex and violence for everyone, and the ending is a neat "didn't expect that" kinda ending. It's a fun watch on Halloween night or any spooky rainy night.

Say " I Do" or else...

 Gore : 5/5 - We get limb ripping, eyeball popping, tongue eating, burnt to a crisp and more.

Gratuitous Nudity: We a few full on flesh shots, mostly by Linnea Quigley, and some 80's beaver.

Death Count : 6

Special FX : 5/5 - The make-up FX is fantastic, as cheesy as this movie can be, the demons are actually pretty goddamn scary.

Best scenes : Too many to name, the spontaneous mooning of a crabby old man, the makeout tongue ripping scene, theres plenty. But if I had to choose one, it would be the insanely cool disappearing lipstick in tit scene, watch and you'll see what I mean.

Alternate poster art

Things you will learn from this movie

When all else fails with getting laid, try your luck with the really...try it.

Why store your lipstick between your tits, when you can store it IN your tits !

Guys with sour balls don't get many blowjobs

First rule of stealing, show your ass to deter the clerks, works every time

Sex in a coffin looks uncomfortable, chicks dig it too, and it saves you from buying your own

You might be able to trade your sister in for a measly quarter

Make sure you don't try your dates moms cooking, it looks like shit, literally. 

Memorable Quotes : "Eat a bowl of fuck ! I am here to PARTY !"

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