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Hell Night
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Director:
Writer:
Randy Feldman (written by)
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Release Date:
28 August 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Pray for day!
Plot:
Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A slight cut above most eighties slasher trash See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Blair ... Marti Gaines

Vincent Van Patten ... Seth

Peter Barton ... Jeff Reed
Kevin Brophy ... Peter Bennett
Jenny Neumann ... May West
Suki Goodwin ... Denise Dunsmore
Jimmy Sturtevant ... Scott
Hal Ralston ... Older Cop
Carey Fox ... Younger Cop (as Cary Fox)
Ron Gans ... Driver (as Ronald Gans)
Gloria Heilman ... Party Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Hasselhoff ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom DeSimone  (as Tom De Simone)
 
Writing credits
Randy Feldman (written by) (as Randolph Feldman)

Produced by
Bruce Cohn Curtis .... producer
Mark L. Rosen .... producer
Chuck Russell .... executive producer
Joseph Wolf .... executive producer
Irwin Yablans .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dan Wyman 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco  (as Tony Di Marco)
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Art Direction by
Steven Legler  (as Steven G. Legler)
 
Costume Design by
Lennie Barin 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Horn .... special makeup effects artist (as Kenneth Horn)
Pamela Peitzman .... makeup artist (as Pam Peitzman)
Tom Schwartz .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Michael Fottrell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Ross Bush .... first assistant director
Jim Charleston .... second assistant director
Harry Haskell .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Kerry Alexander .... carpenter
Loma Lee Brookbank .... property master
David B. Clark .... art department assistant (as David Clark)
David Daniels .... art department assistant
Charlie Edwards .... carpenter
Mike Fredrickson .... lead carpenter
Robyn Jill Harwood .... art department assistant
George Herthel .... art department assistant
Mary Hicks .... scenic painter
Jeff Knight .... assistant art director
Lee Lazarow .... set dresser
Robert Long .... carpenter
Mark Luine .... art department assistant
Steve Meyer .... carpenter
Elliot Nachbar .... carpenter
Peitro Palladini .... scenic painter
David Pentacost .... carpenter
Richard Portillo .... carpenter
Mark Pritchard .... carpenter
Guy Ring .... carpenter
Reggie Rook .... carpenter
Brian Shelton .... carpenter
Bob Siegert .... carpenter
Richard Singletary .... art department assistant
Michael Speaker .... scenic painter
Jeff Staggs .... construction coordinator
Mark Tarnawsky .... art department assistant
Peter Tkacheff .... carpenter
Robert Ulrich .... assistant property master (as Robert Ulrich Jr.)
Steve Walsh .... carpenter
Chris Woodward .... carpenter
John R. Woodward .... carpenter (as John Woodward)
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Douglas Arnold)
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Jim Cypherd .... recording engineer
Michael J. Ford .... sound editor
Roxanne Jones .... assistant sound editor (as Roxanne R. Jones)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharp)
Sam F. Shaw .... sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Eggett .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Marcia Holley .... stunts (as Marsha Holley)
Freddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Buckley .... second electrician
Marty Carrillo .... electrician
Bradley S. Christian .... grip
Robert Fischer .... best boy grip (as Robert M. Fischer)
Richard Groetchen .... best boy electric
Pat Hall .... grip/driver (as Patrick Hall)
Robert Harmon .... still photographer
Larry Lapointe .... gaffer (as Larry LaPointe)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Rick Rolnick .... best boy electric
Danny Toback .... key grip (as Dan Toback)
Michael Wilson .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Robert J. Howard .... location casting
Victor J. Kubitschek .... extras casting
Steve Ringel .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Gibson .... wardrobe assistant
Theresa Nicholls .... assistant costume designer
Jacqueline Saint Anne .... key costumer (as Jaqueline Cummins)
 
Editorial Department
Warren Chadwick .... assistant editor
James Peichocki .... apprentice editor
Allan Schultz .... assistant editor (as Alan Schultz)
 
Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor (as Ken Karman)
Bob Walters .... music coordinator (as Bob Walter)
 
Transportation Department
Barry Schneier .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Frank Darabont .... production assistant
Steven Henderson .... production assistant
Barbara Javitz .... production coordinator
Carol Krupa .... production assistant
Amy Rabins .... production auditor
Sheryl Roberts .... production secretary
Kevin Rock .... production assistant
Daniel Schott .... assistant to producers
Dale Tate .... title designer
Jenny Townsend .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The hedge maze was brought in, as there was no actual garden maze on the mansion property.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening, Peter says that Garth Manor has no modern conveniences such as electricity, yet he is somehow able to run his special effects equipment in the house.See more »
Quotes:
Scott:Now the fun begins.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Leave It to Beaver" (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
Theme from 'Hell Night'See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A slight cut above most eighties slasher trash, 2 October 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

This film is everything most slashers are - i.e. redundant, pointless, silly and all the rest of it. However, unlike the majority of the sub-genre; this one isn't all that bad. The plot is hardly original in it's fusion of the haunted house tradition and eighties slasher trash, but at least it gives the film a slight edge over it's less imaginative counterparts. The plot sees a group of four high school 'kids' having to spend a night in a creepy old house as an initiation ceremony for the fraternity they want to join. However, this isn't just a creepy old house and by way of a super-camp story telling sequence, we learn that the master of the house killed himself, his wife and three of his four horribly deformed children. This, of course, means that one survived; and that one, is course, rumoured to still be hanging around the creepy old house. That is, of course, a rumour that turns out be true! What then follows is the usual slasher sort of stuff, with the kids inside getting sliced and diced along with the ones outside, who were just trying to make their new frat-mate's stay a little scarier.

Linda Blair, now all grown up since her role in The Exorcist, takes the lead role and does pretty much what you would expect the heroine to do. There's some nice murder sequences in this film, but the gore is never over the top. I actually like over the top gore, but despite not having much of it, it never really harms this film. The murders are stylishly shot, and the way it portrays them allows it to be shocking without the need for a lot of bloodshed. In a sub-genre that is primarily concerned with bloodletting; this is actually quite admirable. The sets are one of the best things about this film. The Gothic mansion gives it that great atmosphere that is usually reserved for haunted house movies. The movie doesn't always make best use of it's settings, however, with too many scenes being restricted to close-up's when a shot that takes in more of the surrounding area would have been better. The fact that the killer is deformed gives it a bit of an edge over the likes of Halloween because aside from there being a killer, you also want to see him to find out how badly deformed he is. It is a disappointment when he's finally revealed...but the wait holds some suspense. On the whole, this isn't all that good; but it's not bad either. Slasher fans will find something to like.

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