Monday, November 29, 2010

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (2009)

How can they fuck up a movie with Shannon Elizabeth wearing goth clothes?

How much you dislike or straight up hate this movie will probably depend on how much you like or love the original NIGHT OF THE DEMONS from 1988. Personally I think remaking NIGHT OF THE DEMONS is blasphemy, but still I went into it with an open mind hoping for the best. And was it better than the original? Not even close! To be fair though this film isn't even a true remake: outside of the title, an old creepy house with demons in it and a 5 second cameo by Linnea Quigley this movie has very little to do with the original. Pretty much nothing. It didn't even have the "Eat a bowl of fuck!" line in it for (bowl of) fuck's sake.

Seven annoying butthones (who couldn't die fast enough) get locked in a old abandoned mansion on Halloween night then finally after 30 minutes of boring build up the demons attack and it's actually entertaining! Not because the story or the shitty special effects are any good, but because Edward Furlong goes absolutely nuts and starts screaming obscenities almost nonstop. He actually had one of the most realistic reactions to seeing a demon that I've ever seen in a movie: he freaks the fuck out and runs out of the room screaming "Shit, shit, shit shit!!!".  Which is pretty much what I would do in the same situation. If the rest of the movie had been as funny as those few minutes this would have been a much better movie.  Instead with soulless writing, very little gore, cheesy (in a bad way) action, annoying cast (except for Furlong's overacting), music video stylizing overdose and zero respect given to the original, I say fuck this stinker and just watch the original again.

If you need me I'll be in my room praying to Satan that nobody thinks of remaking NIGHT OF THE CREEPS.

Original Part 1 - Night of the Demons (1988)
Original Part 2 - Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
Original Part 3 - Night of the Demons III (1997)