An invitation you can't refuse.
Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But you'll have a hell of a time.
— Tagline for the original film.
The Night of the Demons
franchise is series of four horror movies originating from the eighties
Released in 1987, the original movie features a group of teens having a halloween party in the abandoned funeral parlor. Soon enough, demons within the house are awakened after a sťance gone horribly wrong and they start possessing the party-goers one by one.
The film got two sequels in the nineties, the latter being a Direct-to-Video
release. A remake was completed in 2009 and was released in September 2010.Not to be confused with
the 1957 Jacques Tourneur film, Night of the Demon
, or the 1980 Video Nasty
of the same name.
Still here? Great, the party has just started!
- All Hallows' Eve: The events in all four films happen during Halloween.
- Alpha Bitch: Shirley in the first sequel.
- Animated Credits Opening: In the first film.
- Auto Erotica: Kurt likes to show his van to the ladies in the first sequel.
- Axe Before Entering
- Badass: Sister Gloria in the first sequel.
- Batter Up: Z-Boy in the first sequel carries around a spiked bat.
- Beat Still, My Heart: Dewhurst's death in Night of the Demons 3. In fact, Angela says exactly this as a Bond One-Liner.
- Black Dude Dies First: Averted with Roger, who survives the entire first film.
- Becoming the Mask: Angela fuses Orson with his devil mask in the second sequel.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Angela has them on the first sequel's opening.
- Black Magic: Perry in the first sequel is studying it.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Vince in the second sequel.
- Blood Bath: One of the possessed turns out to be hiding in a seemingly bottomless bathtub of blood in the remake.
- Body Horror: Suzanne inserts her entire tube of lipstick into her nipple in the first movie. Spoilered for the feint of heart.
- Breast Attack: A skin ripping variation in the remake.
- Car Fu: Possessed Orson kills Reggie with it in the second sequel.
- Cat Girl: Abby in the third movie is dressed as one. Later on, Angela turns her into a literal one.
- Suzanne and Lily in the remake.
- Catholic School Girls Rule: First sequel.
- Clothing Damage: Maddie in the remake. In the end, she's left with a white tank top, a tattered jacket and equally ruined tight jeans and fishnets.
- Conspicuous CG: The lipstick snake at the end of the second movie.
- The opening of the third. Goes from sorta cool to full blown narm due how they just keep showing the same footage over and over again as the opening credits are going.
- Coitus Ensues: The demon orgy in the remake.
- Coitus Uninterruptus: In the remake, Colin's "boss" is getting head during the entirety of their meeting.
- Cue the Sun: Evils of the Hull House stop at the break of dawn.
- Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: In the remake, Angela, like Sergeant Hartman, enjoys threatening gouged out eye socket fucking.
- Decoy Protagonist: Abby in the third movie.
- Depraved Bisexual: Angela, oh so much.
- Developing Doomed Characters
- Distracted by the Sexy: Angela and Suzanne steal goodies from a grocery store by distracting the clerks with the bended over Suzanne's arse in the original film.
- Dramatic Thunder: Used in the first film's opening.
- Driven to Suicide: Melissa's and Angela's parents before the events of the first sequel.
- Unintentional demon summoner Evangeline Broussard in the remake.
- Dying as Yourself: Perry in the first sequel.
- Evil Costume Switch: Abby, after being possessed, in the third film.
- The Eyes Have It: Living statues are also present in the Hull House.
- Eye Scream: Possessed people sport these on their Game Faces.
- Femme Fatalons: Possessed Abby in the third movie has them.
- Fight Scene: Brief fight breaks out between Vince and Nick in the third movie.
- Fingerless Gloves: Z-Boy in the first sequel has them.
- Flipping the Bird
- Glasses Girl: Abby in the third movie.
- Grumpy Old Man: The nameless old man in the original film.
- Guns Do Not Work That Way: When Angela is seducing Orson in the third movie, he asks her if she could suck a golfball through a garden hose. She then takes his revolver and sucks the bullets out of it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the remake, Evangeline Broussard hung herself to stop the demons from possessing her, both as a way to atone for the fact that she fell for their lies and because they needed to possess seven people on Halloween to be let free and create havoc.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Waterpistols and balloons filled with holy water are put to good use in the first sequel.
- Horny Devils: Angela possesses Z-Boy in the first sequel by raping him.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday
- Human Sacrifice: Angel attempts to use her sister Melissa as one in the first sequel.
- Jump Scare: In the first movie, with the mirror.
- Kiss of Death: Angela impales Orson through the mouth with her tongue during a kiss in the third film.
- Losing Your Head: Terry finds a talking severed head inside a toilet seat in the first sequel. Later the decapitated Kurt appears to play basketball with his head.
- Moe Greene Special: Vince's death in III.
- Nerd Glasses: Perry in the first sequel wears them.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Part of Lily and Suzanne's Cat Girl costumes in the remake.
- Panty Shot In the remake, a woman in a tutu bends over while retrieving candy, flashing her thong at two young female trick-or-treaters. They just giggle at the display.
- In the original, Angela and her friend use these to distract some store clerks while they shoplift party supplies.
- Perky Goth: Angela.
- Pig Man: Stooge in the first movie is dressed as one.
- Pirate: Rodger is dressed as one in the original film.
- Protective Charm: In the remake, when the demons were released in 1925, a maid managed to protect herself by painting runes and such on the walls of her room, repelling the demons. Decades later, the spells are still active, so the demons are forced to use Loophole Abuse and tricks (screw with all the timepieces in the house and make it look like its daylight out, for example) to try and get to the protagonists.
- Pungeon Master: Angela.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: On the demons.
- Retirony: Lieutenant Dewhurst in the third film.
- Scaled Up: Angela turns herself into a giant snake in the climax of first sequel.
- Severed Head Sports: Night of the demons has the basketball variety.
- Shrinking Violet: Melissa in the first sequel.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Maddie to Angela in the remake, right before slamming a door in her face.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: Angela doing a sexy dance to the soothing tunes of Death Metal in the second movie.
- Stocking Filler: Worn by pretty much every female character in the remake. It even turns out Maddie has them on when her pants get ripped.
- Tear Your Face Off: Angela rips a girl's face off with her bare teeth in the remake. When the victim returns as a demon, she's still faceless.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
- Urban Legends: The unnamed old man attempts to kill trick or treating kids with razorblades inside apples.
- Villain-Based Franchise
- Virgin Power: Virgins provide excellent sacrifices.
- The Virus: The possessed can turn other people into such by kissing them and using other personal space invading techniques.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot
- Window Pain: Sal gets punched through a window in the original film.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Rusty iron in the remake.
- The X of Y
- Yo Momma: Reggie cracks couple of these jokes in the early moments of the third movie.