Monday, November 29, 2010

Night of the Demons (2009)

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS opens in 1925 with a woman killing herself just as a horde of bloodthirsty demons close in on her at the Broussard Family Mansion. Eighty years later, a wild Halloween party is being thrown at the rundown estate, but after the police shut down the party, the seven remaining guests unwittingly awaken the mansion's evil spirits and must fight in order to survive the night! Horror tag-team Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch revamp the 1988 classic for a newer generation, with more boobs, blood, and gore than ever before. It also boasts highly original make-up designs that are different for each demon. Unfortunately, these are the only things the film really has going for it in an otherwise tiresome script and poor production. Shannon Elizabeth, Tiffany Shepis, Edward Furlong, Bobbi Sue Luther, and Monica Keena contribute nothing but throwaway performances that are overacted at best and lazy at worst. No improvements have been made to the story to even warrant a remake, and what few changes have been made are both silly and contrived. The low-level humor rarely rises above crude sexual debauchery, with a bloody reprisal of the lipstick gag and gratuitous demon doggie style. Some fun can be found in the gory deaths and rocking soundtrack (including Punk group 45 Grave), but overall the NIGHT OF THE DEMONS remake is a wasted opportunity that sells itself on cheap shocks.

Rating: 5/10.
Gore: 7/10.

If you liked NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, check out:
THE CHURCH, DEMONS, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS.

4 comments:

  1. just wondering, did you see an unrated cut? the version i saw from netflix hardly had any gore except for a few slashed open breasts and the lipstick scene. otherwise, i agree with your review, though i thought edward furlong was pretty funny for awhile.

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  2. I am pretty sure only one cut was released, but Angela did disembowel Eddie Furlong towards the end, and there were more scattered deaths all throughout the film that offered some decent gore. I consider tentacle rape gore-ish as well. More than in the original, at least.

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  3. totally agree with you. an ok but pretty disappointing remake

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  4. I have been a longtime fan of Jace and Adam, but this was just a right mess. I can appreciate some of the gorier and exploitative moments that they were going for at least.

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