Subgenre: Possession / Supernatural
Summary: A group of teens awaken evil spirits at a Halloween party.
Review: Night of the Demons starts of promisingly, with retro-cool animated credits and a cheesy synth theme setting the tone. This movie is as 80s as it gets, complete with mullets, sleeveless shirts, and excessive T&A. We’re introduced to our cast of stereotypes early on: virginal good girl Judy, hyper-slut Suzanne, Italian greaser Sal, and hard-partying douchebag Stooge. Angela, the class weirdo, invites them to a Halloween party at a spooky abandoned funeral home. After some terrible dancing to even worse music, she leads the group in trying to summon the spirits that live there. And then…well, I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Night of the Demons has plenty of B-Movie charm going for it, especially in its first half. The terrible acting, one-note characters, and hilariously batshit dialogue (sampled below) keep things entertaining…that is, until the demons show up. The movie’s midsection is its weakest link, trading the so-bad-it’s-good fun of the first act for halfhearted attempts at horror. Thankfully, it manages to pull itself together in time for a well-executed climax and a blackly funny epilogue.
“Wow, bodacious boobies sis!”
“It’s Count Dingleberry, the flaming asshole of Transylvania.”
“Eat a bowl of fuck! I am here to PARTY!”
The Verdict: Despite its inconsistency, fans of trashy horror will enjoy Night of the Demons. I give it six coffin-contained copulations out of ten.