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The screams you hear may be your own! See more »
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Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A poor man's Halloween See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jennifer Holmes ... Mary

Cameron Mitchell ... Col. Bill Carson
Craig Gardner ... Dean Turner
Zoli Marki ... Jo (as Zoli Markey)
Peter J. Elliott ... Mr. Parker
Moira Winslow ... Joan Parker
Mark Tanous ... Bobby
Diane Burmeister
George Korelin ... Dr, Stuart
Vera Blacker ... Mrs. Stuart
John Parsonson ... The Truck Driver
Ashleigh Sendin ... Emily Parker
Graham Kennard
April Galetti
Jannie Wienand
Amanda Wildman

Directed by
Percival Rubens 
 
Writing credits
Percival Rubens 

Produced by
Bernard Buys .... associate producer
David Dalling .... executive producer
Percival Rubens .... producer
Joe Steinberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Labuschagne 
 
Cinematography by
Vincent G. Cox  (as Vincent Cox)
 
Makeup Department
Reggie Wollenschlager .... makeup artist (as Reggie Wollschlager)
 
Production Management
John Parsonson .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graham Hickson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Louis Comanducci .... set construction
 
Sound Department
Tony Bensusan .... sound recordist
Bernard Buys .... sound
Luke Kgofelo .... assistant sound mixer
Sid Knowles .... sound mixer
James Preston .... assistant sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bartels .... clapper loader
Hector Hambides .... clapper loader
Tony Moore .... focus puller
Piet Rampedi .... electrician
Sean Ryan .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reggie Wollenschlager .... wardrobe (as Reggie Wollschlager)
 
Editorial Department
Patricia Farah .... assistant editor (as Patty Farah)
 
Other crew
Charles Vermeulen .... runner
Carol Woodman .... production secretary
 
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Also Known As:
"Midnight Caller" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:94 min
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Continuity: Throughout the entire movie, the killer's mask appears and disappears between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[Explaining his ESP]
Col. Bill Carson:Sometimes I get these... feelings. Vibes, as the kids would say.
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References The Amityville Horror (1979)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A poor man's Halloween, 8 July 2008
Author: sb88 from United States

The Demon really doesn't have much going for it. The lighting is awful, dialogue is ridiculous in some spots, and some things in it just make no sense (you've got to love the random shots of waves crashing onto rocks).

At least at the beginning there's something slightly different going on. The killer kidnaps a family's daughter and so they enlist the help of a psychic gifted with ESP (Cameron Mitchell). Now, I'd like to think that Mitchell is a good actor but it's really hard to judge when he's given ridiculous things to do and say ("I get feelings sometimes. Vibes, as the kids might say.")

Sure, it's not very good at all, but the least they could have done was not abandon this part of the story. Cameron and the kidnapping plot end up almost being dropped completely, leading us to the story that takes over the rest of the film.

Ever hear the one about the guy in the white mask who stalks some girls?

Yeah, that happens here too. To be fair, this portion isn't as bad despite being a blatant ripoff. The girls are decent at acting and serve the dual purpose of being easy on the eyes. There's a few suspenseful scenes and the climax isn't all that bad despite being completely wacky.

That doesn't make up for everything else, though. In the end, The Demon mostly just provides moments of boredom and stupidity.

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