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Night of the Demon (1983)

Not Rated | | Horror | 24 November 1983 (USA)
Professor Nugent and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work.


James C. Wasson


Jim L. Ball (story), Mike Williams (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugene Dow Eugene Dow ... Dr. Paxton
Joy Allen Joy Allen ... Classmate
Don Hurst Don Hurst ... Dr. Harris
Bob Collins Bob Collins ... Roy
Terry Wilson Terry Wilson ... Inspector Stack
Jody Lazarus Jody Lazarus ... Linda (as Jodi Lazarus)
Kathy Stimac Kathy Stimac ... Girl Scout Jr.
Renata Lee Renata Lee ... Girl Scout Sr.
Philip Boyd Philip Boyd ... Hunter
Melanie Graham ... Wanda
Mark Phelan Mark Phelan ... Woodsman
Paul Kelleher ... Sheriff
Greg Langdon ... Van Lover
Rob Camp ... Motorcyclist
Michael Cutt ... Prof. Nugent (as Michael J. Cutt)


Professor Nugent and his students embark on a journey to locate Bigfoot believed to be responsible for countless deaths. They disturb a Black Magic ritual and eventually uncover the truth about Bigfoot, and his offspring, but who will believe them? Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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An evil mutation embarks on a wave of brutal butchery.




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One of the horror movies banned in the UK during the "video nasty" craze of the 1980s. It was passed with one minute and 41 seconds of cuts in 1994. See more »


Professor Nugent's face is bandaged in the opening sequence, and the rest of the movie is a flashback to how his face became mutilated. In the beginning scenes, his face is bandaged so that the entire upper half of his face looks normal. However, when we see the actual incident where his face gets burned, his entire face is burned to the point of causing death by trauma and dehydration. See more »


Crazy Wanda: I burned him. I burned him because he killed my baby. And to save its father.
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Alternate Versions

The film was listed on the UK DPP 72 list of video nasties, and the 1994 Vipco video release was heavily cut by 1 min 41 secs by the BBFC to remove nearly all scenes of graphic violence including an arm removal, the castration of the cyclist, shots of disembowelment and bloody wounds, and a man's face being burnt on a stove. The later Vipco DVD release featured the same cut print. See more »


Referenced in The Bloody Ape (1997) See more »

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A Bigfoot Slasher-style B-movie
16 March 2006 | by maxwelldrakeSee all my reviews

If jaws had you afraid to get into the water, this film will make you afraid to pee in the woods.

This is probably the roughest entry you'll find in the classic cinema-de-sasquatch genre. While it doesn't manage to be very creepy, or overtly scary, it does manage to be gory (if you can get your hands on the uncut version). Frankly, it is what it is, and if you like B-horror films of this time period, or are a Bigfootiphile, you'll enjoy it. however, if you are looking to truly be frightened, I'd move on.

With themes like castration and bestiality, it deserves a remake!

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24 November 1983 (USA) See more »

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