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Film / Night of the Demons 2

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First sequel to Night of the Demons (1988), released in 1994.

Several students at a Catholic school plan to have a Halloween party at Hull House, now infamous for the events of the first film, and set loose the now-demonic Angela.

This film has examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Even Terri is amused when Sister Gloria puts Shirley in her place by asking her to tell the class what fellatio is.
  • Alpha Bitch: Shirley is this in spades, bullying and pranking Melissa, using her sexual wiles to make boys do her bidding, and tossing off nasty barbs like they're going out of style. And all that's before she becomes a demon. Unusually, she's a newcomer to the school rather than the established Queen Bee and serves as The Watson in some details.
  • Auto Erotica: Kurt likes to show the inside of his van to the ladies.
    • Although it's zigzagged when he brings Terri back there and she insists on not going all the way with their kissing and fondling only for a demon hand to start stroking Kurt's crotch, which he thinks Terri is doing before they see it.
  • Batter Up!: Z-Boy carries around a spiked bat, which he puts to deadly use once he's possessed.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Angela sports these when she kills the two evangelists in the opening.
  • Black Magic: Perry studies black magic and demonology, which gives him a heads-up when the demons from Hull House start to cause havoc.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Terri, Shirley and Bibi.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Terri becomes one after Kurt is decapitated.
  • Brick Joke: Combined with Foreshadowing, early on Terri joins Shirley in asking joking questions of Sister Gloria, wanting to know if it's a sin to kiss a boy you like, to which Gloria replies that it is if it leads to a "lower invasion". Later, when we see Terri and Kurt making out, she turns down his implicit request for a "lower invasion" and says they aren't going any further.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Averted, although after the very harrowing fake Human Sacrifice, and some signs of real haunting, Terri notes that she really needs to pee.
  • Cassandra Truth: Perry's warnings about the demons.
  • Catholic School Girls Rule: The film takes place largely at a Catholic school, and the girls definitely look good in their uniforms (and out of them).
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Johnny.
  • Cool Big Sis: By all appearances, Angela was this to Melissa. When she reappears in her human guise, she's easily able to convince the depressed and lonely Melissa to run away with her so they can be happy together. Of course, it's just a trap, and Melissa almost becomes a human sacrifice because of it.
  • Cool Teacher:
    • Sister Gloria, who initially appears strict and humorless in comparison to Father Bob (see below). When Shirley asks her if fellatio counts as a mortal or venal sin as a joke, Gloria, keeping her cool, says she isn't familiar with the word and asks Shirley to explain to the whole class what "fellatio" means. Shirley deflates rather quickly after being put on the spot.
    • Subverted by Father Bob, who tries to come off as cool and hip, but is in reality so traditional that he is the last to believe something evil is happening at the school dance.
  • Destination Defenestration: Like Sal before him, Johnny gets smashed through a window.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: A non-romantic version when Johnny comforts a dying Perry.
  • Driven to Suicide: Melissa's parents killed themselves after receiving a disturbing Halloween card from Angela, who was also their daughter.
  • Dying as Yourself: Perry is fatally injured and infected by Demon Z-Boy, but with Johnny's help, he ingests holy water and thus passes on as himself, but not before warning Johnny about Angela's plan to kill her own sister.
  • Famed in Story: Angela — and not in a good way — as a result of the first movie.
  • French Maid Outfit: One of the unnamed students, specifically the one who is attacked and possibly possessed by the lip stick at the end.
  • Ghost Butler: Two evangelists debate if they should knock the Hull house's door, and it suddenly opens itself. Seeing this as an invitation, they go in, and the door slams itself shut after them.
  • Groin Attack: A possessed Z-Boy gets hit with Holy Water, starting with his groin.
  • Haunted House Historian: Terri and Bibi fill this role, telling Shirly about what happened at Hull House.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Perry prepares to battle demons with water pistols and balloons filled with holy water. They work very well, too.
  • Hotter and Sexier: This film features quite a bit more Fanservice than the last film.
  • Human Sacrifice:
    • Shirley, her thuggish boyfriend Rick, and Z-Boy attempt to do this to Melissa after the black cat they brought gets away. Subverted in that it's just a cruel prank; the knife isn't even real.
    • At the climax, Demon Angela attempts to use her sister Melissa as one. Sister Gloria agrees to take her place, which gives Melissa the chance to stab Angela instead.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Perry filling up squirt guns with Holy Water.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Mouse offers Bibi a dress for the dance right after she's been banned from it.
  • Knocking on Heathens' Door: Ends badly for a couple of bit characters at the beginning of the movie.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang!: Father Bob declares this upon arriving at Hull House. Everyone else treats this with the scorn and disbelief that it deserves, although Perry follows him to try to keep him safe, and the rest end up being scattered anyway.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: In a comedic version, Sister Gloria dresses up in ceremonial habit, while the students prepare balloons and super-soakers with holy water.
  • Losing Your Head:
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Kurt has his mind on sex a lot, but does move to try and save Melissa when he think she's going to be sacrificed.
  • Neck Snap: Shirley kills Rick this way after mangling his hand and infecting him with a kiss.
  • Nerd Glasses: The studious Perry wears them, although only as reading glasses.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Bibi, Shirley, and Terri, who hang out together some earlier in the film, form this dynamic, especially in regards to their treatment of Mouse. Bibi is friendly toward Mouse, speaking up for her, complimenting a dress she made and going back to the house to save her. Shirley is the Alpha Bitch and pulls a particularly cruel prank targeting Mouse at Hull House. Terri talks about what happened with Mouse's sister without much tact or rectitude to her friends and sometimes insults her or shows amusement when Shirley does, but seems to understand Mouse's Freak Out at going to Hull House, wasn't in on Shirley's prank (which she's clearly unsettled by), and helps comfort Mouse a little bit afterwards.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Shirley has shades of this, especially with the look on her face when hearing about the chopped up bodies at Hull House.
  • Off with His Head!:
    • Poor Kurt goes out this way thanks to Demon Angela.
    • Angela appears to decapitate Sister Gloria, only to reveal that she used a fake head.
  • The Peeping Tom: Kurt and Johnny (mainly the former) spy on the girls changing every night with binoculars.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Sister Gloria. Despite appearing stern, she looks out for Melissa's well-being and acts as a Parental Substitute to her, is always looking to stomp out bullying regardless of where it's coming from, and keeps putting Shirley in her place. Father Bob tries to be this trope by being more "relatable" to the kids and exuding a cooler demeanor, but he turns out to be a stubborn asshole who doesn't have the patience to deal with anything.
  • Recurring Extra: Many of the students seen preparing for the dance, attending the dance, and gathering observe what happened after the survivors come back.
  • Say Your Prayers: After they arrive at Hull House Mouse freaks out and stays in the car, repeatedly praying.
  • Scaled Up: Demon Angela turns herself into a giant snake in the climax.
  • Severed Head Sports: Decapitated Kurt appears to play basketball with his own head.
  • Shrinking Violet: Melissa starts out as very shy and reserved, but finds her courage over the course of the film.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Angela does a sexy dance to the soothing tunes of Death Metal band Morbid Angel.
  • Teacher's Pet: Dialogue implies that Mouse is one to Sister Gloria, and they do seem to have a close relationship.
  • Tears of Blood: Perry points to bloody tears running down a statue of the Virgin Mary as a sign of demonic activity to Father Bob.
  • The Virus: As usual, possessions can be spread with personal space invading techniques. This film also shows that a person can actually be saved if they're forced to ingest holy water, but only in the early stages of the corruption.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Terri suffers from this after being made to ingest holy water, saving her from the demonic corruption.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gloria angrily criticizes Bibi, Shirley and Terri for gossiping about the Franklin family.
  • The X of Y: Used for the title, with the addition of Numbered Sequels.