Checklist of Terror: Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie & Demon Movies

This book contains a checklist of vampire, werewolf, zombie, and demon films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

Night of the Demons

On Halloween night, partying teenagers stir up spirits inside an abandoned house after a seance.
Kinky
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners
United States
1988
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Halloween
Character Focus: 
Demon Film
Infected: 
Contagious
Cursed
Host
Object: 
Mirror
Wizards: 
Possessor
Transmuter
Necromancer
7.04
Gore and sex on Halloween!
7.04
6
5.04
6
4
4
4
Ambiance
Dialogue
Effects
Like all marketable horror films of the 80’s, Night of the Demons is an inexhaustible source of cheese, gore and partial nudity, has a strong gimmick and a catchy sonata. Few movies summarize quintessential b-horror like this one, though. It combines tropes of many major subgenres, namely haunting, possession, slasher and witchcraft. By genre tradition, it features teenagers in their 20’s, too.
Several aspects of the film make it one of the best horror productions out there. Contrary to vampires, zombies and werewolves, demons are an ill-defined antagonist in horror movies. In Night of the Demon’s case, they are as vocal, magical and virulent as Evil Dead’s and as physically threatening as 1985’s Demons’. In all three instances, the invasion is limited to a confined location.
The dialogue is disorganized and the acting exaggerated, yet the end product is so unique that it might as well be considered a deliberate directorial decision. The characters are dumb. The subplots are silly when not downright hilarious. The ambiance is highly pertinent for a Halloween setup and the style is so cohesive that Night of the Demon’s cursed "land" comes out as a suspension of reality.
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