Night of the Demons

A party taking place in a desolated house awakens demons on Halloween night.
 
 
United States
2009
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Halloween
Infected: 
Contagious
Cursed
Host
 
 
 
 
5.04
Demons with tentacles!
 
7.04
4
7.04
6
3
4
3
Performances
Effects
Photography
Night of the Demons remakes a 1988 classic that had all the cheese, gore and nudity; sometimes combined, you could possibly want out of an emerging franchise. It took two sequels to get to this reboot. It is good enough for the general audience, but a probable deception for the fan. This said, the story is the same and is strong enough on its own to warrant interesting bits.
The cast is perfect for this, yet Edward Furlong doesn't reach the subtleties of Kevin Tenney’s original ensembles, who had more spirit and were begging for screen time. Shannon Elizabeth replaces Amelia Kincade convincingly. 2009’s version is more down to earth and not as surreal. The pitfalls of CG and 3D aren't avoided and the inevitable happens. The bad effects bring the movie down, sadly...
The subjects of drugs, infidelity, nudity and sexuality are brought up or explicitly exploited, so those coming for shock will be pleased. There’s good gore, too, when it's practical. Production design did a great job. The film looks like a million bucks. What’s missing, really, is Tenney’s innocence. There is no way around it, so better watch this one for its entertainment value; not continuity.
 
 
 
 
Alternate Titles: 
Night of the Demons Remake