148 user 94 critic

Night of the Demons (1988)

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.


(as Kevin S. Tenney)



Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Cristi Harris, Darin Heames, Robert Jayne
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.

Director: Adam Gierasch
Stars: Tatyana Kanavka, Michael Arata, Shannon Elizabeth
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of delinquents accidentally shoot a police officer. To avoid arrest, they hide out in an abandoned house, unaware it is haunted.

Director: Jim Kaufman
Stars: Larry Day, Amelia Kinkade, Kris Holden-Ried
Demons (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

Director: Stan Winston
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
Demons 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
Witchboard (1986)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman (Kitaen) finds an interest in her friend Brandon's Ouija Board when he brings it by her party.

Director: Kevin Tenney
Stars: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields
The Gate (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp
House (1986)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt


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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

14 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween Party  »

Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)


$3,109,904 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When we first see Angela (in the convenience store) she is wearing cross earrings. Later in the movie when she is dancing with Stooge (and she has become possessed), her cross earrings are upside down. A popular sign of "the devil". See more »


In Italian version at the beginning of the movie the characters talk about a party for "Carnevale", while later in the movie when they're going inside Hull House, they talk about "Halloween" or "Ognisanti". See more »


Rodger: I don't care what you all think, my daddy was a preacher, and I know better than to be in here fooling with this stuff. This is a house of the dead, and I"m getting out now before it's too late.
See more »


Edited into Night of the Demons III (1997) See more »


Stigmata Martyr
Composed and Performed by Bauhaus
Published 4.A.D.
1985 Beggar's Banquet Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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!

10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Exodus! thgl619
the opening title sequence is so awesome! westsalemcongress
Is it just me or does the asian chick have an amazing rack? DDAY44j
OMG! A Night of the Demons remake! Gentleman_Caller
My favorite b-horror. Jules_Vincent13
what does sal mean here? typeonegativevevo
Discuss Night of the Demons (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: