Written by: Michael Den Boer on October 6th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2009
Director: Adam Gierasch
Writers: Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch, Joe Augustyn
Cast: Edward Furlong, Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, Bobbi Sue Luther, John F. Beach, Michael Copon, Tiffany Shepis, Tiffany J. Billiot, Diora Baird, Linnea Quigley
DVD released: October 11th, 2010
Approximate running time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: 18 (UK)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL (UK)
Retail Price: £12.99
Synopsis: A group of friends attend a Halloween party at a house where eight years before six guest disappeared and the owner of the house hung themselves.
This 2009 reincarnation of Night of the Demons is as much a remake as it is a continuation of the three previous Night of the Demon films. Night of the Demons (2009) was co-written by Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson, who’s other notable screenwriting credits include Toolbox Murders (2004) and Mother of the Tears.
Content wise, this film does not bring anything new to the table and anyone who has seen the previous three films of Night of the Demons should have a crystal clear idea of what to expect. Feeling of deja vu aside. There are few areas where this film works really well like its brisk pacing and the gore / special effects sequences. Even though the film features many recognizable faces Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) and Monica Keena (Freddy vs. Jason). Unfortunately the performances are all over the map and are at best just adequate. The only performance of note is a cameo from 1980’s Scream Queen Linnea Quigley, who appeared in the original version of Night of the Demons. When all is said and done, after a strong opening act the film limps along to a predictable climax that leaves the door open for a sequel.
The DVD-R sent for this review has a ‘very distracting’ water mark and it is most definitely not representative of the final product. So commenting on the audio / video presentation would be pointless. Also the press release which was sent with my screener does not list what extras or if any extras are going to be included with this release.