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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.

Director:

Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

Writer:

Joe Augustyn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Havins ... Stooge
Allison Barron Allison Barron ... Helen
Alvin Alexis Alvin Alexis ... Rodger
Harold Ayer ... Old Man
Billy Gallo ... Sal (as William Gallo)
Cathy Podewell ... Judy
Karen Ericson ... Judy's Mother
Lance Fenton Lance Fenton ... Jay
Donnie Jeffcoat ... Billy (as Donnie Jeffcoat Jr.)
Linnea Quigley ... Suzanne
James W. Quinn James W. Quinn ... Clerk #1 / Demon Voices
Clark Jarrett ... Clerk #2
Amelia Kinkade ... Angela (as Mimi Kinkade)
Jill Terashita ... Frannie
Philip Tanzini 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,109,904
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Suzanne: Do you guys have sour balls?
Convenience Store Clerk: Why sure we do.
Suzanne: Too bad. I bet you don't get many blow jobs.
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Alternate Versions

An "Unrated" version is available on videocassette and DVD in the United States. The following scenes included in the unrated version were cut from the theatrical release to earn an MPAA rating of "R" rather than an "X":
  • The scene in which Angela bites off Stooge's tongue is a few seconds longer with a little bit more blood.
  • When Suzanne gouges out Jay's eyes, the shot lingers slightly longer, exposing more gore.
  • The close up shot of the razor blade ripping from the old man's throat is slightly extended with more gore. Additional scenes, cut from the R-rated version for content or running time, include:
  • In the convenience store scene at the beginning of the unrated version, Linnea Quigley's character asks the two male clerks if they have "Sour Balls". In the R rated version, she simply walks past them, and out of the store.
  • In the unrated version, the party scene is a little longer with more exposition.
  • There are substantially more shots of Angela floating through the hallway.
  • For reasons still unknown, the giant demon head that appears over Hull House at the end of the film has animated glowing red eyes in the unrated version, but does not in the R-rated theatrical cut.
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Connections

Featured in Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Beast Inside
Written by Dennis Michael Tenney
Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney, Rick Lowe, Paul Ojeda, Steve Ring, Bobby Thompson
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Should be terrible...but...its not...
21 February 2008 | by emperor_benderSee all my reviews

Very low budget, low quality special effects, terrible acting, and not very probable...these all should spell "Bad Movie". But, for Night of the Demons, I'll make an exception. This movie isn't "so bad its good". I hate that philosophy, and I will never use that for a movie. If its "so bad" then it really is "so bad", not "good". This movie was NOT strong on storyline. The storyline does not make much sense at all, I mean, its consistent for the most part, but very improbable. The acting was the worst quality of the movie. The acting was horrid. Most of the actors were probably poor college kids looking for extra money. But, the scares were GREAT! The characters were better acting when possessed than as normal people. I liked Rodger, the main character. He was realistic and different. Judy wasn't all that bad, she played a good "screamer". Angela was alright as well. I did like Sal Romero, his accent was actually funny. He was one of the 3 people (Rodger and Judy) to actually have a brain. The old man was funny as hell also. Reminds me of my neighbor but 10x worse. ANother good thing was that all the actors were no-name, so you couldn't tell who was next, who would make it out and whatnot. I rate this a 6.5/10, but since 6.5 cant be chosen, I'll round it up to 7/10. Watch if your in the mood for a mindless B-horror movie.


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