Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Night Of The Demons
But if you look at it through the eyes of the time then this wasn't a bad horror. I actually enjoyed it in a funny kind of way, maybe I was possessed?!!. Sure it is old but it is reasonably constructed, but slow to get to the horror, and would have scared teenagers silly in its day. It has the usual 80's horror cliques, teens, sex, boobs, scary old funeral palour with a history of murder, booze etc, but horror was about scares not plot.
This film pre-dated Demons and Demons 2 by several years. I saw both when I was 17 and remember plenty of 'willies' moments. After seeing this film the demons make up was obviously in vogue and the height of scary back then.
Again, like Hellraiser, it is showing its age, but I enjoyed it in a nostalgic kind of way. It is a real snapshot of what teenagers in the 80's done for scares on a Friday night.
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