Night of the Demons a vastly strange movie about ten teens who, during a break from a party at an abandoned funeral home, take part in a séance that conjures up a demonic presence. Despite this evil force taking possession of them, all ends up well for the group. Just kidding. They mostly all die in what is the greatest movie of all time.
Who doesn't love a little occult dabbling and demon conjuring on Halloween night? That was how mine played out. Certainly the kids in Night of the Demons were into it as Angela, the girl throwing the party, gathers a group of almost universally unlikable teens in their early 30s for a little of the old summoning evil resulting in multiple possessions and death!!!
The movie came out in 1988 and features scream queen Linnea Quigley who is unfortunately naked throughout most of the movie. You might remember her as the naked chick in Return of the Living Dead. I don't get why 1980s dudes were so into her as she is pretty gross. One of the other chicks they make out to be some super hotty, this Angela chick, isn't much better. The other three girls are nice though. But I digress.
Pros: Lot of good stuff here. Again, some of the ladies are alright. The Alice in Wonderland costume, who is the survivor girl, is really not bad. The makeup is insane. The story really moves along and is interesting. There are a couple of chuckles. The acting is campy but solid for the most part.
Cons: A lot of unwanted nudity. Basically all of the characters except maybe the first girl to die and the survivor girl are extremely unlikable (but since they all die maybe that isn't so bad). And everything with the old man that sort of book ends the film is just the worst.
Basically every character in this movie is a huge asshole. Jay, Lance Fenton whom you may remember as one of the gay football bros from Heathers, is rapey and a dick. He is the rich bully type from coming of age movies. He is picking up the survivor girl, Judy, who is alright but her and her brother Billy have a weird relationship. He is very young but acts like he knows everything and even talks about his sister's “cha-chas” which is gross. Next we meet Pig face, Stooge, who is the worst. He basically is Zeke from Bob's Burgers all grown up except way more of an aggressive asshole. He causes the group he is rolling to the party with to get stranded by driving like an idiot and getting a flat. When the girl in the car says something about it, he threatens to beat her. Charmer, this guy. They are also giving this black kid a lift. Judy, Jay, this dude who looks exactly like the kid from Adventures in Babysitting but is not that kid, whose name in this is Max, and this attractive Asian chick drive by. Max gives the group with a flat a “hand”, clapping at them as they drive by, because he is a dick.
Another asshole, Sal, shows up uninvited. I end up liking him in the end but he is mostly a cock early in the film. He gets called “Count Dingleberry, the Flaming Asshole of Translyvania” when he jumps out a coffin which was sort of funny. And finally we have the two sleazy girls, Angela, the witch hosting the party, and Linnea Quigley who is the naked chick in several other 80s horror movies, most notably Return of the Living Dead. She is gross and looks to be in her 40s, they are all supposed to be in high school.
Anyway, once everyone is there, the locale is an abandoned funeral home, they find a mirror and have a séance. The girl who doesn't matter in all this, the one Stooge verbally abused, sees a demon face and her face all busted up like smacking on the inside of the mirror, this later happens on a car windshield. She freaks and breaks it which prompts Stooge to threaten to beat her, again. This guy, man. But this is where shit starts to go down as the demon shows up out of the cremation furnace and possesses Quigley.
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The chick that saw the demon and the black dude try to leave and fail. Around here the weird girl Angela explains that the house is possessed, not haunted and goes into detail about the difference between the two and how they are all fucked. Stooge, however, has no time for that shit as he is there to “fucking rage” and off they all go to do teenage things.
Basically the dudes get rapey and Angela, who also gets possessed, and Quiggley get weirder. Angela starts dancing about, giving Sal a private show. It's insane. She dances like a cray. Sal is like, “uh, is this sexy?” Like, I gotta go. I like this guy. Elsewhere Quigley is naked. Gross. She shoves her lipstick into her fake boob. What?
And for the rest of the movie things are fucked and most everybody ends up dead and possessed except the survivor girl and the black dude. It's a fun little horror flick that holds up today. The ending is fucking dumb and comes out of nowhere but I will ignore it and recommend it as the greatest movie of all time.