dir. Kevin Tenney
Director Kevin Tenney's Night of the Demons, like many of its eighties horror contemporaries, functions mainly as a Linnea Quigley nudity delivery system.* Not that Tenney's picture isn't without its own distinct charms. In his Evil Dead inspired (lazy theft is more like it) picture, a group of horny teenagers travels to creepy Hull house for a crazy Halloween shindig. While there, they decide to get there seance on. Demonic possession ensues, and one-dimensional, stereotypical characters do really stupid things while giving wooden line readings.
Watching Tenney's film made me all squishy and nostalgic. It's a terrible, derivative film to be sure but it made me feel like a kid again. Although I'm new to this specific film, it is the kind of horror picture I used to love. Filled with tits, gore, and decent effects, Night of the Demons' lack of goodness is not a drawback.
*Quigley's performance in Return of the Living Dead as the nudity inclined punk girl Trash ushered many a young horror nerd through puberty.
[Side note: I apologize for the brevity of this review. I am not able to write an in depth post this week. I've got too much vacationing going on. Rest assured, I'll be back full force soon enough.]