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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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demon | evil | halloween | basement | mirror | See more »

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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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Horror

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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

In the hallway scene where Angela is floating after Judy, her mouth movements don't match the timing of the demon moans. See more »

Quotes

Stooge: [shouts] Festering fuckwads! You cannot take this bitch anywhere, man.
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Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Victims Of The Press
Written by Dennis Michael Tenney and Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)
Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney, Rick Lowe, Paul Ojeda, Steve Ring, Bobby Thompson
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Better than I remember it!
28 November 2006 | by (New York,NY USA) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this movie in a movie theater on Times Square in the late eighties. Who would have thought this film would spawn two sequels and have this cult following.Night of the Demons was like most other films that came out at the time.A group of horny teenagers find themselves trapped in some isolated local and then are killed off one at a time in various gruesome ways.Come to think of it the formula still is used and still seems to work as evidenced by Saw II that I recently saw.

I saw Mimi Kinkade at a Fangoria convention about six years ago and she was so gentle hearted!I guess that makes her a pretty good actress if she could make a career out of playing this demon possessed woman in all these horror flicks.Anyway, I just this film again on VHS cassette and this movie still holds up.A little slow at the beginning as I remembered when I first saw it but then it quickly picks up pace. One of the eighties horror classics and worth a look!


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