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Night of the Demons (1988)

 -  Horror  -  14 October 1988 (USA)
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On the night of Halloween, 10 teens decide to go to a party at an abandoned funeral parlor. "Hull House", rumored to be built on an evil patch of land & underground stream, is the place. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Havins ...
Allison Barron ...
Alvin Alexis ...
Harold Ayer ...
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Sal (as William Gallo)
Cathy Podewell ...
Judy
Karen Ericson ...
Judy's Mother
Lance Fenton ...
Jay
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Billy (as Donnie Jeffcoat Jr.)
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James W. Quinn ...
Clerk #1 / Demon Voices
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Clerk #2
Amelia Kinkade ...
Angela (as Mimi Kinkade)
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Philip Tanzini ...
Max
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Storyline

On the night of Halloween, 10 teens decide to go to a party at an abandoned funeral parlor. "Hull House", rumored to be built on an evil patch of land & underground stream, is the place. While starting the party, the teens gather around a big mirror to perform a seance...BIG MISTAKE. They awaken some evil force and find themselves trapped and taken over one by one. Now it's a battle for who can survive and cross over the stream before going to hell.... Written by Crystal <davidz_drummer_chic@hotmail.com>

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Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But You'll have a hell of a time.

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14 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween Party  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,109,904 (USA)
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Trivia

Produced for a very modest $1.2 million, the film racked up outrageously large grosses in its limited release. Debuting in Detroit, it hit New York City at Thanksgiving and earned $3.109m, holding screens until the end of the year. See more »

Goofs

When possessed Frannie and Max come out of the coffin they're both naked, but at the end of the movie they're wearing clothes again. Since they're possessed, it makes no sense for them to put on their clothes. See more »

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Suzanne: Run Judy, run! See Judy run!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Main Title Theme
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Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney
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User Reviews

 
Great action Horror film!
11 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in the theater and liking it. I happened to stumble upon it on fear net last month and watched it again and found it better with age. First of all for those of you who describe this as 80s cheese if you objectively compare it with the horror flicks of the past 2 decades it compares quite well if stacked up against films in its unique horror sub genre which I would term action/horror as opposed to psychological horror such as "The Shining" or "the exorcist".

Furthermore for its budget this film really delivers the goods (or in this instance bad). The film actually has some character development and gives enough of a history of the infamous hull house to get the atmosphere right before the characters set foot in the front door. The film also has several hilarious one liners and gives the appropriate mood that a creepy horror flick should have. If you compare NOD to contemporary big budget horror films such as "I am legend" (The Vincent Price version was much better) this film really stands out. Modern horror flicks have become almost completely dominated by CGI. Most have no plot or character devel at all and are completely predictable. The special effects dominate these movies from start to finish and the characters are 24k plastic. If this is 80s horror cheese I'll take it over 95% of current entries in the genre.

On a closing note seeing NOD again made me remember the beautiful Jill Terashita and wonder why I have not seen her in more films horror or otherwise. Jill on the odd chance that you read this- I think you are gorgeous and should have been in more films. Lastly, if you like action horror flicks you will probably like this one a lot.


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