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Old 10-07-10, 09:18 PM
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"Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31



Night of the Demons (1988)



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These "October Horror Movie Challenge" threads are for the discussion of the films in the 31 Films in 31 Days Subset.

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The plan is for everyone to watch this film on the October day in the thread title, and to start discussing it the morning of the following day.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

Titties beware! One of the more enjoyable horror movies of the 80s in my opinion.
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I'll be getting the remake that's being released next week, looking forward to it.
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I love me some 80's Quigley.
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I will be watching this one tonight. October just doesn't feel right if I don't roll this movie. It's fantastically fun.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

More spooky atmosphere than any 5 modern remakes. It's the horror movie equivalent of watching demonic faces in a roaring fire.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

Originally Posted by SterlingBen
I love me some 80's Quigley.
She's in the remake too, right? Getting ready to watch both right now, plus the sequels if I can stay awake.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

Like most teen films of this era, this movie doesn't do much for me. I love the premise, but find the acting pretty bad, and most importantly, all of the characters unlikable. I didn't care about anyone in the film.

But compared to the sequels, it's Citizen freaking Kane.
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Gotta love the ditzy blonde that is Judy and Stooge, well, he's easily the obnoxious equivalent of Franklin from TCM. A classic. Well, not really, but oodles of fun nonetheless.

Originally Posted by Trevor
But compared to the sequels, it's Citizen freaking Kane.
I found Part 2, aside from Nunchucks nun, actually exceeded my expectations for a DTV sequel. Part 3 was a train wreck.
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Linnea, Linnea, Linnea. Oh yeah, the movie. I hadn't seen this in so long that I really started to think I hadn't seen it before until the scene where they couldn't find the gate in the wall. Still, as typical as the story is, the makeup effects are still pretty cool. You gotta give it to the late 70's through the 80's make up, because as bad as most of the cheap horror movies were, modern cgi still has a tough time with photorealism. Of course you don't need zombies or makeup or computers when you have a fireplace and Linnea! Just keep the camera rolling.
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I liked this a lot. Not much to it, but it worked for what it is. The gore is great as well.

But what the heck happened at the end? That seemed to come out of nowhere to me, unless I missed something.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

Originally Posted by Dick Laurent
I liked this a lot. Not much to it, but it worked for what it is. The gore is great as well.

But what the heck happened at the end? That seemed to come out of nowhere to me, unless I missed something.
The old guy? That was set up at the beginning.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

I usually like prologues/epilogues but agree with Dick the bit in Night of the Demons always seemed too over-the-top and nonsensical to be effective.

Spoiler:
The old woman puts razor blades in the food at the beginning and at the end when he eats his insides get sliced.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow
I usually like prologues/epilogues but agree with Dick the bit in Night of the Demons always seemed too over-the-top and nonsensical to be effective.

Spoiler:
The old woman puts razor blades in the food at the beginning and at the end when he eats his insides get sliced.
^--Are you sure? I was under the impression that the old man put the razor blades in and gave them to kids all night and had left overs which his wife baked into a pie.
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^--Are you sure? I was under the impression that the old man put the razor blades in and gave them to kids all night and had left overs which his wife baked into a pie.
You're probably right, it's been a while since I last saw Night of the Demons...

Although if there were blades in the apple the wife would surely have noticed making the outcome intentional; but the whole thing is just so off it's anybody's guess.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow
Although if there were blades in the apple the wife would surely have noticed making the outcome intentional; but the whole thing is just so off it's anybody's guess.
This is my problem. I guess the blades set up in the beginning wasn't prominent enough to give a good pay-off at the end. That idea just doesn't fit the rest of the movie for me.

They should have let end with the survivors walk at the end.
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Re: "Night of the Demons" Reviews/Discussion - 2010 Horror Challenge: Day 31

I have seen the movie many, many, many, many times because I think it is just great, and I never once thought anything else than
Spoiler:
the wife intentionally put the razor blades into the pie
because she was tired of his grumpy shit. Warms my heart every time i see it.

I miss October already.

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