Sunday, November 14, 2010
Night of the Demons (2010)
Starring" Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie/Thirteen Ghosts)
Edward Furlong (Terminator 2/ Pecker)
So here is another re-make that did not need to be made. You know I understand certain films being remade for younger audiences to cash in on licences but certain films just don't need this treatment , Like smaller films of the genre that have garnered their own small cult followings over the years, Films like I Spit on your Grave, Last House on the Left and this one Night of the Demons, But I guess this just goes to show that nothing is sacred these days and film makers will remake anything in order to save time on being original. Now The original NOTD had it's charm and the characters were campy and fun for the time but this one loses all of that and tries to cash in on the gore is more trend. In the original we followed Angela and a small group of friends who were out for scares on Halloween having a sleep over at a haunted Mansion and all the characters served purpose and fit right in with the stereotypical horror fodder of the day but in this one of course it is made Grander and less endearing. Angela now is a party promoter who is hosting a rave of sorts in the Broussard house where Years prior Evangeline Broussard killed herself after a Massacre took place , Of course this was Due to witchcraft and demon possession. We meet our cast of characters that stick around after the party is busted and none of these people have any qualities that have you puling for them. Every single person in this film reeks of douchiness. Angela is annoying , the group of girls Maddie, Lilly and Suzanne are for the most part in lack of all personality and are just empty sluts to feed to the body count, and Collin played by Edward Furlong is a shitty drug dealer who bares a strinking resemblance to Michael J. Fox. Once Angela is taken over by the demons the possessions spread at a rapid rate with one guy turning just because of a kiss while another is sodomised into demon hood. The film all togeteher is just weak and the transformation effects are just pittiful, and the fact that they try and reenact the famous Lipstick Scene from the orginal would have been a nice nod to the predecessor if the effects used were better or even on par with the original which they are not and the film maker felt it would make it better I guess by upping the ante and having the girl retrieve the lipstick from her heavily bleeding vagina.... It just makes the attempt look weak and pathetic in comparison. Honestly the only redeeaming feature of this film for me was the ten second cameo from Linnea Quigley as a woman in a tutu , the same one from the orginial..handing out candy to kids in the begining. I would go further into the story of this film but if you have seen the original you should know what to expect just dumbed down and stripped of all it's campiness, add a lot more blood and guts, some shitty make up for the demons and this is what you get. I really wanted to just shut this film off about 1/3 through it but for the sake of forming a valid opinion I stuck it through. If you have a hankering for the NOTD franchise you are not missing anything by giving this one a pass , you are much better off just picking u the original , I mean even the sequels make this one look like shit and the sequels did not have near the greatness of the original. Don't waste your time on this one. But it's nice to see that Linnea is still hot after all these years. Sometimes it is better to leave things dead and I put this one in the category of Return To Sleepaway Camp that being just pointless cash in that hurts the series more than anything.
2 out of 5