"Night of the Demons (2009/Remake) (Blu-Ray)" Review

Synopsis: Angela Feld is throwing the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties at the infamous Broussard Mansion in New Orleans, where dark events transpired almost a century ago. But when the packed party gets busted by the police, Angela and her friends Maddie, Lily, Suzanne, Colin, Dex and Jason are the only ones left behind. Soon Colin and Angela make a grisly discovery in the basement and inexplicable events start to take place. With the mansion gates mysteriously locked, the seven find themselves trapped for the night...and soon they're fighting ancient demons for their very souls.

Review: By now you should already know that this is a remake of the 1987 gore filled horror classic Night of the Demons. I personally am not into remakes of classic horror films ,but in this case I was interested in seeing how this one would turn out and I was quite suprised about how much I actually liked it. I could really tell that the director wanted to take some of the concept of the original film and add new stuff to the mix and change it up so that it's not like some remakes that just are a carbon copy of the original. Now I am not going to say that this film in any way surpasses the original. If you simply just sit back and watch this movie with an open mind and not take it seriously then I think you will enjoy it ,but if you take it too seriously and look at it from a cynical prick view then you will hate it. There is alot of cool gore effects as well as some really cool makeup on the demons and one of them as the director points out in the making of featurette is a tribute to the famous zombie with the worm eyes from Lucio Fulic's classic "Zombie (1979)". When it comes to the cast I was very happy to see Edward Furlong (Pet Semetery Two/Brainscan) back doing another horror film, but there is one cast member that I thought was not going to be so good was Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) and I can say I was wrong because actually she pulled off her charecter quite well. Other than that the rest of the cast was great as well and another one who also stuck out to me was Monica Keena (Freddy VS Jason) who played the hero of the film and was one bad ass chick. Overall I have to say that if you are a fan of the original then I think you may dig this remake as long as you go into it with a open mind.


-Daniel Damnation


Director: Adam Gierasch
Genre: Horror
Blu-Ray/DVD Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 2009
Time Length: 93 mins. + Extras
Company: E1 Entertainment
 
 

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