Night of the Demons
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Let me get right to the point and say what I really want to say- buy the original 1987 film. It's got style, humor, it's well-written and the effects are done well on a limited budget. It's a classic with character and just a fun time. I equally recommend Part 2, from 1994, which was directed by Australian cult director Brian Trenchard Smith (Dead End Drive In, Turkey Shoot, etc). Part 2 is half sequel and half remake of part one, only with a bigger budget and more tongue stuck into it's bloody cheek.
This new one, aside from what I mentioned in the first paragraph, has little going for it. Edward Furlong is on hand, trying hard to give a good performance and hold things together, but he seems to be wandering around not sure what he's doing or what is happening. There's a lot of trying-too-hard faux-sexiness and girl-girl touching blended with a lot of screaming and lights flashing and music blaring. It all adds up to nothing. It's boring. I say if you are going to remake a movie, do something really unique and different, or if not different, make it better in some way. But here they have not improved the original nor made it different in any interesting way. It fails and it's not scary. Boring. Skip it.
The original had lots of humor and some witty one-liners, a few scares, some fun effects, a boffo ending and and a great sense of what it was: an 80's, low-budget B horror movie. A couple of things that make a horror movie work: innocent victims in peril, characters you can tell apart, an effective setting and creepy lighting. They're all missing here. A creepy old mansion only looks creepy when it's not outfitted all over like a nightclub with LED lights, expensive decorations, and bartender with neon martini glasses.
The cast, whew! The original was a bunch of high school kid stereotypes and that works. All the girls (women, really as they all look about 30+) look like rejects from a suburban mall strip club: lots of bad surgical enhancements and big hair. Two of them even wear almost identical costumes which makes telling them apart even more impossible. The men, except Furlong, seem a bit better. Furlong looks like he is in his mid-50's now and it's sad. Characters talk his sexual prowess, but in real life it looks like his only love affair is with Vodka and Pilsbury biscuits.
Anywho, no laughs, no scares, nothing. And the place is lit with that greenish florescent that looks like the inside of a meat-packing facility.
Movies like this make me wish the filmmakers had just taken the money and donated it to a food pantry.
Linnea Quigley only has a cameo, and you can barely see her face. You do get to see her bend over again and flash some little girls her panties.
This is really not a remake. They took a few characters, and a few similar situations from the original, but the rest of the film is not even close to the original. The producers evidently wanted to make money off of the first film, but came up with a dud.
Third, Edward Furlog is badly miscast in this film. He is cast as a drug dealer with a romantic interest with the female lead, but there is no chemistry between them.Edward actually seems high himself during this film, even having dark circles from time to time around his eyes, and no one notices.
Terrible shock value dialogue and supposed sex scenes. Right off the bat we a treated to a discussion on female grooming. What that has to do with anything is beyond me. Then there is the oral sex scene which was totally unnecessary. Alot of the characters say through out the film that they need to go to the bathroom, but hardly anyone ever actually does. One starts, but is interrupted.
None of the characters have any depth. They are dull and interchangeable. The girl who plays Amelia is just flat.
The demons are not scary. In fact, the make up and special effects are pretty standard.
The writers took too many liberties to actually claim this is a remake.
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I love the Original this is just as good, Check it out. IF you loved the Original from 1987. Check out this Alternative. Shannon Elizabeth, Diora baird. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Todd J. Lambert
The writers of this piece were familiar with their horror history, whilst this is very much a modern outing – it harks back to eighties style low budget as well as fifties old... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gail Spencer (London)
Fantastic, Gory, Really Hot Sexy Girls, The Whole Horror Package. I Love It!Published 10 months ago by Jesus Topete
I watched this movie so many times. I love the concept and every part of this movie. Better than the original even though its nothing like the original.Published 10 months ago by Destiny Smith
good remake, I liked it a lot, you really cant go wrong with remaking a b rated movie with a b rated movie lolPublished 10 months ago by todd barts
Personally i enjoyed this film,at first i was apprehensive about it because i just assumed the film would be an insult to the original trilogy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Andrew Lynch
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