"The Demon (1979) (Special Widescream Edition)" Review

Review: After the release of "Halloween" in 1978 there was a surge of slasher films hitting the market and many of them were rip-offs of "Halloween". In 1979 the film "The Demon" was released and in some ways it was another one of those rip-off films, but I wouldn't say it was completely. The story basically consists of an unknown killer who abducts a girl from her home and leaves her mother for dead. A psychic cop is put on the case to find the killer and the girl before it's too late. Along with that running storyline there is another one about these 2 teachers who are being stalked by the killer who is doing it in a Michael Myers fashion. The plot is pretty basic but does have some of it's own special twists and turns to keep it somewhat enjoyable. In ways the killer reminds me of a combination of Michael Myers because of the mask and how he stalks people and Richard Ramirez because in ways the way he looks. The weapon the killer uses is kinda unique, it's basically a leather glove with razor sharp claws on the end of the fingers. The only bad part about that weapon is that he can only hurt someone if he's extremely close to them. As far as the rest of the cast goes there is some decent talent in there even when the dialogue is bad and trust me there is a decent amount of bad dialogue. Now even though this does take alot of elements from Halloween it still does stand on it's own as a pretty good slasher film with a supernatural twist. Now would I recommend this to slasher fans who have not seen it, well yes I would because it's still worth at least a watch.

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Percival Rubens
Genre: Horror
DVD Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 1979
Time Length: 94 mins.
Company: VCI Films

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