[[caption-width-right:332:25 years, and he just sat in his cell. And probably ate the spiders that wove that web.]]

'''''Happy Hell Night''''' is a [[SlasherMovie slasher]] horror movie from the year 1992.

During an initiation dare in the late sixties, a group of kids held a mock black magic ritual to revive a corpse of a priest named Zachary Malius and, to their dismemberment, find out that the corpse is now the vessel of a murder-happy demon.

Authorities lock Malius up in a madhouse and the town tries its best to forget the whole thing. But 25 years later, another initiation dare is planned and this time it involves of taking a picture of a certain madhouse patient...

No [[SimilarlyNamedWorks relation]] to ''Film/HellNight''.

!!This film features the examples of:

%%* AgonyOfTheFeet
* AnArmAndALeg: Ralph grabs Sonny with his left hand when he gets locked up in now-awakened Malius's cell. He loses it before finally getting offed by his captor.
%%* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Father Malius, the demon-possessed corpse.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Malius' eyes are completely black.
* ChekhovsGun: Surgical tools at the mental institution are later used to kill a nurse, and [[PowerfulPick a pickaxe]] on the fraternity's wall is taken by Malius to be used as his [[WeaponOfChoice primary weapon]].
* DeadlineNews: Ned's exclusive report on S-TV ends with his death at Malius's hands.
* DealWithTheDevil: It was part of the events that led to Malius [[CameBackWrong coming back wrong]], which eventually led to the current carnage.
%%* DeathBySex
* DemonicPossession: Malius acts the way he is because he is a corpse possessed by a demon.
* EvilIsNotAToy: The kids that did the ritual that resulted in Malius getting possessed should really have known better than to fuck around with BlackMagic, much less treat it like a game.
* {{Filth}}: Bara has installed cameras all over the fraternity house and uses them to record sexual encounters.
* GhostButler: When Ralph steps into Malius' cell, the door behind him closes itself, leaving him to Malius' mercy.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The mysterious man who convinced Henry Collins, the father of Sonny and Eric, to revive Malius' corpse with black magic in the sixties. He is responsible for every death in the film.
* HarpoonGun: Eric picks up one in the attic, referred to as his "shark gun". He soon uses it against Malius, sending him [[DestinationDefenestration crashing through a window]].
%%* ImpaledPalm
* LifeOrLimbDecision: When caught in a BearTrap, Malius cuts his right arm off with a ''[[AbsurdlySharpBlade scalpel]]''.
* LivingStatue: Malius' influence causes a life-sized crucifix come to life, as witnessed by Father Cane.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: Malius' catchphrase is "No [something]"; leading to comments like "No parking", "No sex", "No TV", etc.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Is it really a surprise that a man called '''Mal'''ius ended up as a demon-possessed killer?
* NoTellMotel: Sonny and Susan have steamy time there, much to Eric's dismay, as he is Susan's actual boyfriend.
* NobodyHereButUsStatues: Malius poses as a mannequinn at one point.
* NotMyDriver: [[spoiler:Thinking that they have banished Malius from the world of the living, Sonny and Susan get in a car. Turns out that Malius is the one driving it. Roll Credits]].
%%* OffWithHisHead
* ShowerScene: One victim takes a shower before being ambushed by Malius. She is later found in the [[BloodIsSquickerInWater now blood filled bathtub]].
* SinisterMinister: Malius. Inadvartently, though, as he had no say about becoming a vessel for destruction.
%%* SlashedThroat
* StopMotionLighting: Father Malius' awakening from two decades of non-action is show via continuous flashes from Ralph's polaroid camera.
* UndeathlyPallor: Justified with Malius, as his paleness comes from the fact that he ''is'' a corpse.