Director: Adam Gierasch
Rating: 3 / 5
Night of the Demons (a remake of the 1988 film of the same title) is about a Halloween party gone horribly wrong. Angela (Shannon Elizabeth) wants to throw the biggest Halloween bash EVER, and she succeeds...until the cops show up and crash it. Unfortunately for them, a small group stays behind and ends up getting locked in. When Angela is bitten by a skeleton found in the basement (I know, right?), things start to go wrong. She gets possessed by one of the demons, kisses a boy and, in turn, possesses him. Yes, this "demon-thing" is transmitted through kissing and/or sex, as well as biting/scratching. So, not only is this a "demon-thing", it's also a "zombie-vampire-whore" thing. And most of the girls...They are whores, especially Angela.
Back in the 1920s, a Halloween seance went wrong, and the lady of the house hung herself (the house that our party is being thrown in, that is). The demons in question have been kicked out of hell (they're THAT badass). If they can possess seven people on Halloween night, they will be set free. The woman (Evangeline) would have been the seventh, but she did not want the demons set free. So, she killed herself before they could get to her. Now, the demons have returned to try again. Will our heroine, Maddie, make it until dawn? Well...no one cares, really.
These kids were pretty stupid. Everything seemed pretty forced to me, and because of that I could care less what happened to them. There really wasn't much story to any of them, so how could I? I think my favorite character was the guy dressed as a bloody doctor. I think his name was Jason, though I'm not sure. I like him because of one simple line, when one of the demon girls traps him in a bathroom. She sticks a tube of lipstick through her nipple, then fishes it back out again through her vagina. When Doctor-boy is trying to explain this to the others, he says, "She stuck a lipstick in her boob, and it fell out of her pussy!" I was lol'ing and lmao'ing all over myself. It was pretty messy.
The effects in this one were pretty good, I think. It seems that I am the only person who thinks so, but that's okay. They weren't splendid, but they were okay. Sadly, I think most of the time making the movie was spent on just that - instead of writing the script. The dialogue was horrible (aside from the line mentioned above, of course). But one particular demon grabbed my attention because, no matter what anyone else says, she looked awesome. Why? Because she'd had her face ripped off. Hell yes.
I enjoyed this. I saw the original almost ten years ago, and I honestly can't remember that much about it, and that might have something to do with why my opinion differs from others'. I noticed a few differences between original and remake, but that is natural. It wasn't all that bad, but it wasn't wonderful either.
I swear, I'm finding too many "meh" movies lately. The day that I find something that completely blows my mind, I think I shall run through the streets screaming like a madwoman. Who's with me? No one? Oh, well, okay then.
But anyways, Night of the Demons (2010) was an all right movie. If you're a huge fan of the original, well of course you should see it. If not, then whatever. While it was pretty good (it even included a brief scene of a demon orgy), I don't think you'd really be missing much if you skipped over it.