Night of the Demons

Plot

A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 4.6/10 (2,773 voted)

Director:
Adam Gierasch

Stars: Tatyana Kanavka, Michael Arata, Shannon Elizabeth

Storyline
A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.

Writers: Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch

Cast:

Tatyana Kanavka

Evangeline Broussard


Michael Arata

Louis Devereaux


Shannon Elizabeth

Angela


Linnea Quigley

Ballerina Lady


Bryce Arata

Trick or Treater


Addy Rome

Trick or Treater


John F. Beach

Jason


Michael Copon

Dex


Zachary James Bernard

Bully

(as Zachary Bernard)


Diora Baird

Lily


Monica Keena

Maddie


Bobbi Sue Luther

Suzanne


Edward Furlong

Colin


Irina Beskaravaynaya

Irina


Jamie Harris

Nigel

Taglines:
All Hell Is Going To Break Loose

Release Date: 26 May 2011

Filming Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
During the demon make-out session, the skull-faced demon's (Suzanne) mask is clearly rubber, as you see what is supposed to be solid bone of the face depress and bend while she is kissing.



User Review

A bearable enough but overall kinda weak stab at trashy remake fun

Rating: 5/10


I approached this one with a little trepidation, but equally a fair
degree of straightforward interest. I'm something of a fan of the
original, which delivers a fine freight of cheese, gore and nudity,
along with witty writing and inspired direction. It was still a
decidedly mindless film though, no heavy plotting or unique insights
into the human condition, a workable template therefore for a remake or
re-visiting, not the sort of thing that would be too hard to do well
with, at least on a mindless fun trash level. Moreover this is the
second outing from genre hopeful couple Adam Gierasch and Jace
Anderson, after last years Autopsy, a decent but flawed affair that
mostly delivered some nasty gore and splashes of sure handed direction.
This film sadly is a bit of a step down, not as accomplished or
effective as Autopsy, which was already weighted with problems, and
certainly no match for the original. On the good side of things, this
one does mount well, nicely paced, likeably written and easy moving, it
has a certain grasp of how to build up into events satisfactorily and a
pleasing feel to it, backed up by serviceable performances and a cool
and mildly creepy location. Castwise, Edward Furlong does well, looking
a bit tired and frazzled but still bearing ample charisma, whilst
Shannon Elizabeth does nicely as Angela, sizzlingly macabre and
seductive when needed to be. Otherwise, all do pretty well, though
without stand outs. I hadn't heard of many of the cast before watching,
I presume a fair few were teen film alumni or folk from US TV, no one
is bad as such but no one really distinguished. Chuckles are provided
by a little turn from Tiffany Shepis and a brief spot for Linnea
Quigley. In the general course of the film there are some moments of
imagination, some of flair and a general light dusting of fun, in fact
it almost seems churlish to come down hard on such a thing, but much as
the film seeks to be likable and I even wanted to like it, it slips up
too much. There is never any real tension and though the film is
cheesy, laughs are few. Once inside the house and even when things get
going, the direction is perfunctory, without any notable flair or real
excitement, with some of the action even marred by lame rapid fire
editing. There is also unfortunate use of CGI and an over-tame feel to
things, there is a smidgen of kinkiness to a few scenes, but the film
shies away from nudity or anything really sleazy or steamy, far from
the enthusiastic trash of the original. The famed lipstick scene is
revisited and beefed up, but to lesser effect, the film generally feels
like its pretending to be sexier and trashier than it really is,
ultimately coming off a little lame in its efforts. Also, there is an
unfortunate lack of gore, with the grisliest moments all too brief and
not looking especially effective. Put simply, a few sparkles aside this
is surprisingly weak, half baked stuff, it may be mindless
entertainment for some but it was very much lacking in potency for me.
Approach with care, I'd say.