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Night of the Demons(1987)
Written by: The Arrow
Director: Kevin Tenney

Cathy Podewell/Judy
William Galo/Sal
Hal Havins/Stooge
Linnea Quigley/Suzanne
8 10
A group of teens are invited to a Halloween party by Goth dame Angela (Kinkade). The snag is that the " soiree" is at "Hull House" a place with a gruesome history. Faster than you can say "cheese whiz", teens get possessed, others murdered and lots of breasts pop out. My kind of party.
Night of the Demons was such fun movie! It’s actually one of my top horror movies to slap on during Halloween parties. Granted, the story wasn’t very original where we got all kinds of nods to Evil Dead, Night of the Living Dead and Debbie Does Dallas (lot of smut) but sometimes my friends, it’s not the nature of the dish that matters. It’s how its freaking cooked and I’m happy to report that this one was fried on the bloody side. YOU BET!

So what’s in the Punch Bowl? How does raunchy (and disturbing...) female nudity, a nasty wrap around story with an old bitter man, mucho creepy scenes (Angela floating…brrr), and ample inventive gore set pieces sound to you? EXACTLY! It sounds great! Add to that the “special spice” which was Tenney’s fly by your pants direction and you get a healthy serving of horror juice. I got to hand it to Tenney, he infused the film with so much raw energy and insane camera movements that I couldn’t help but be totally grooving to this film even with its flaws! What flaws? Namely the stinky acting and bad dialogue (god I hated Judy's brat little brother) but I didn’t really mind that jive much, being too busy having the time of my pitiful life with this zany and macabre hand job.

Much like a dim-witted call girl Night of the Demons didn’t pretend to be anything else than a sexy and grisly good time. Nothing wrong with that. Anybody got a condom…I think I’m getting lucky tonight…
Dig in kids…Lots of it. I hear there’s an unrated version out there but this version still satisfied the gore glutton in me. We get eyes gouged out, tongue bit off, loads of blood, the infamous lipstick in the breast scene and more! Fun times!
Cathy Podewell (Judy) played the necessary virgin (she thinks kissing is going too far), she was ok but had some of the worst dialogue. Williams Gallo (Sal) cracked me up. He played the caricatured "Gino" to one dimensional perfection. For some reason he made me laugh and came across as a dude I’d love to hang with. Hal Havins (Stooge) was the fat guy and…well he was fat. Linnea Quigley (Suzanne) played the oversexed blonde ditz and I cherished every second she was onscreen…for more reasons than one. Alvin Alexis (Rodger) was the token black guy and the only character that evolved through out the movie. He aced it and was probably the best actor here. Lance Fento (Jay) walked through his part, letting his horrible clothes do the acting. Amelia Kinkade (Angela) was better at acting possessed than at acting "normal" but then again she looked like anything but normal…CREEPY DAME! I LOVED HER!
T & A
Like I said… my kind of party! We get a Linnea Quigley butt shot, frontal shot and breast shot. Some Asian girl reveals her breast implants (so round). Amelia Kinkade shows us her bootie…with underwear…still nice. And for u lesbian lovers out there…a kiss between Quigley and Kinkade. I’M SOLD (and horny…)!
The opening credits pulled me in with some morbid animation and once the film began Tenney went hands down ballistic. We were treated to lots of steady cam shots (a la Evil Dead), stylish angles, a wonderful strobe light sexy dance scene…the damn works.
We get some hard pumping alternative rock and an eerie score. I also cherished the sexy dance Angela performed with that Bauhaus tune in the background:” Stigmata Martyr"…great stuff!
Night of the Demons didn’t re-invent the genre but re-interpreted it with high energy, sly wit and razor style. It was an orgasmic exercise in nasty, trashy and messy. Trust me; you won’t regret attending this party! You know how in life there’s two kinds of women…the one you marry and the one you keep on the side to visit now and then for a quickie because you can’t get enough of that sweet ass! Night of the Demons is the quickie.
Ever notice how in horror flicks, there’s always that girl who has an annoying younger brother. This one has one too and after his appearance, nailguns and chainsaws crossed my mind. God was he despicable and one bad actor. Having gotten this off chest, I can now assure you that Night Of The Demons doesn’t re invent the genre but re interprets it with high energy, wit and style. It’s a nasty ride and you won’t regret it. You know how in life there’s two kind of women…the one you marry and the one you keep on the side, re visiting now and then for a quickie. Night Of The Demons is the quickie.
This movie was originally called Halloween Party.

Linnea Quigley married and divorced the guy that did the effects for this flick…Steve Johnson.