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Thursday, October 21, 2010

[3.00/10] Night of the Demons (2010)


Night of the Demons (2010)

In this unfortunate remake of the 1988 horror film of the same name, Angela throws a party at the notorious Broussard Mansion, where six people disappeared without a trace 80 years ago, while the owner, Evangeline Broussard, hung herself. When the police bust up the party, the gang soon discovers a horrible secret: that supernatural forces are at work in the mansion and that there may be more to the tale of Evangeline Broussard than anyone knew. For better or worse, I haven't the original "cult" film, so I can't make any comparison between the two, but this remake turned out to be one of the dullest, most boring and most uninspired horror flicks I've ever seen in my life. The plot was paper thin, even for a horror movie. Plus, it was messy, poorly-structured, and full of ridiculously stupid flashbacks, that only add to the confusion. The first half of the movie was completely unwatchable - literally nothing was happening. Then it got a little better, but it was still bad and boring as hell. The acting was beyond terrible, as all the actors involved in this were either overacting or not acting at all. I'm not going to mention any of them, except Shannon Elizabeth, and that's not because she did a great job, but because I was really surprised to see her in this crap. The characters were the usual one-dimensional stereotypes, that you don't give a damn for and would love to see them dead. On a positive note, the make up and special effects were rather good, as most of the demons looked fairly scary and pretty nasty. Overall, "Night of the Demons" ended up as yet another horribly-crafted horror remake, with zero scares and no actual plot.


4 comments:

Andrew Green said...

What I recommend is Night of the Demon -- a 1980 film about Bigfoot....
See if you can locate it.

Nebular said...

Andrew, I've never heard of this one, but I'll check it as soon as I can. Thanks.

J-SON said...

Oh my, this is about to screen at my side and people are thinking that it should be good. Now I'm having second thoughts.

Anyway this week "The Last Exorcism" is opening, I will try and catch it if possible. (Although you did mention that you liked it but not loved it) Keep your horror recommendations coming! =)

Nebular said...

Ah, J-son, buddy.... this film was so horribly-made, I couldn't stand it. You'd better skip this one.

The Last Exorcism was above average horror flick, though I wasn't very convinced with the possession.

Thanks, pal! ;)