October 13, 2010

Review: Night of the Demons (2010)

Cast Members of Note- Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, Diora Baird, Tiffany Shepis, Bobbi Sue Luther and... Edward Furlong! Oh boy.

Angela is a sexy, slutty DJ/Party Promoter, and she's throwing the Halloween bash of the year, where $20 at the door will get you all of the drinks and eye-candy you can handle! She even announces that everyone should get drunk, high, and fuck, so it's pretty much a part of the package. What a nice girl/good promoter.

Good girl, Shannon Elizabeth. You're learning.
Unfortunately for everyone invited, she's throwing her party in the fabled Broussard Masion, New Orleans' most feared haunted hot spot. You see, there are some Demons laying around in the basement of the mansion, just waiting for seven unsuspecting humans to come along and jam a hand in their corpse mouths, thus re-animating them, and enabling them to wreak havoc once again. 

"Jam your hand in my fucking mouth!"
Somehow the mansion ends up empty save for seven dumb-ass partiers who don't take the hint that they need to leave, and so the Demons begin to possess them one by one. The Demons only have until dawn to unleash their unholy magic, so they have to work efficiently and quickly. Possessing stupid people always helps. *I hate the Demons in this movie for the simple fact that they do not respect a good game of spin the bottle, and because they broke up some perfectly good girl-on-girl kissing!

It's a trap!
Can the hapless crew of dolts survive until morning? Will the Demons possess all seven of them, and be free to roam the earth? Is there a good reason that these girls are not more naked than they are?!?!? I don't know about all of that, but I will tell you that yes, that lipstick came out of Diora Baird's cooter. Really.

What in the fucking fuck?!?
As remakes go, this movie wasn't horrible, but it was rather disappointing. If we're being honest, the 1986 original was no tour-de-force of Horror filmmaking either, but it certainly had its moments, which is basically the case here: it had its moments. Monica Keena is someone we love to watch do her thing (ever since the short-lived TV show Undeclared), and Diora Baird is a sexy beast who is always nice to stare at. That's pretty much all of the good stuff. I mean, the movie tried to do some good things, but it just didn't push hard enough to accomplish them all.

Final Girl: adorable style.
Is it just me or does Edward Furlong look like he's one more hit of meth, or a deep-fried bacon doughnut away from having a massive coronary? Not only is he doughy and peaked, but has he ever been able to act? How does he keep getting work?

John Connor what happened?
This movie wasn't as nasty as I thought it would be. Where as it could have pushed the envelope and given jaded Horror fans like us some supreme exploitation and sleaziness, it mostly just teased those things, and then never delivered them. Where are the gratuitous T&A? Where's the high body count and overtly bloody carnage? For a movie about blood-thirsty Demons stalking a bunch of drunk party sluts, it's far too tame.

Drink up, girl!
Not only does Diora Baird gets killed by anal sex in this one, but she jams a lipstick into her nipple, and then kegels it out of her hoo-ha! There's some other bloody bits and messy fun to be had throughout the movie, though not as much as we'd hope there would be. Diora's bits were definitely the best of the bunch.

You thought I was kidding?
There's far less nudity in this move than there should have been. Sure, we get a little bit of faux lesbian kissing, but for a movie that boasts such an impressive cast of gorgeous ladies, there's just not enough skin shown. It's an absolute under-use of resources.

...and she was so ready to get wild, too!
Diora Baird is seriously underrated. Also, Linnea Quigley is timeless.

Don't trust her, kids!
This remake of Night of the Demons is a slightly below-average Horror flick. It's kinda fun, if a bit uneven and uninspired, and it even has a fun little cameo by Linnea Quigley... and yes, we get to see her panties again just like we did in the original. I can't explain the presence of Edward Furlong, and the lack of nudity was fairly disturbing, but all in all this was an alright way to spend 80 minutes. Maybe give it a rent on Oct. 19th when it hits DVD. Or maybe not. Either way, you'll live. 


Night of the Demons is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.


It's always a good thing to see Monica Keena... and Diora Baird... and Shannon Elizabeh. In fact, if you're so inclined, you can see much more of them on their very own Horror Hotties post, right HERE!

1 comment :

  1. I've got this one to watch,although I have seen a few snippets.I totally agree about Edward Furlong he was a poor choice for a 'Crow' and in this he looks like some guy you'd go to to score drugs or booze off whilst you're in High School.It's a shame really considering he was semi-decent in Terminator 2,although even then he struck me a as prissy bitch who needed a good slap.That,however,is just my opinion.
    I am still loving the 100 films,it's really giving me viewing ideas.