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Film / Night of the Demons (2009)

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A 2009 remake of the 1988 horror film of the same name, starring Monica Keena, Diora Baird and Edward Furlong.

During Halloween, a wild party at an old building is stopped by the police, and the remaining guests find themselves trapped there with demons.

This film has examples of:

  • Action Girl: Maddie graduates to one when she's the last one to confront the demons.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: More of a case of the adaptation giving a backstory at all. The demons in the original were never given a backstory and seemed to have created carnage and havoc just for the sake of it. The remake states that seven specific demons were cast from Hell because they were so evil they couldn't even follow Hell's rules. If they were to possess seven people on Halloween, they'd be allowed to run free in the world and it would essentially become the apocalypse.
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  • Barred from the Afterlife: The seven demons were banished from Hell for being so evil that they refused to obey even Hell's rules.
  • Blood Bath: One of the possessed turns out to be hiding in a seemingly bottomless bathtub of blood.
  • Body Horror: The lipstick in the nipple scene from the original movie is recreated here with Lily. For added Squick she pulls it out of her vagina.
  • Breast Attack: After Suzanne, Angela rips the skin off her breasts.
  • Cat Girl: Suzanne and Lily were dressed as such.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: The mansion where the protagonists are trapped has no cell phone reception.
  • *Click* Hello: When Colin goes to visit Nigel at the strip club, Nigel's bidyguard claps her automatic to the side of his head and cocks it as he enters.
  • Clothing Damage: Happens to Maddie throughout the film. In the end, she's left with a white tank top, a tattered jacket and equally ruined tight jeans and fishnets.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Colin falls through some rotten floorboards all the way down into the basement. While Maddie is treating his broken leg, he dies and is transformed into a demon.
  • Driven to Suicide: Unintentional demon summoner Evangeline Broussard killed herself in the past by putting a noose around her neck, and jumping off from a balcony.
  • Dropping the Bombshell: "She stuck a lipstick in her boob and it fell out of her pussy!"
  • Erotic Eating: Possessed Angela tries to seduce Jason by deep throated a wine bottle while drinking. Subverted in that it creeps him out enough to try and find a way out of the mansion with Maddie and Colin.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The 'Night' of the title is literal. The events occur over Halloween night; starting after dark and ending at dawn.
  • Facial Horror: Angela rips off Suzanne's face with her teeth, right after clawing her chest.
  • Faking the Dead: Maddie pretends to hang herself in order to fool the demons. This buys her the time she needs for the sun to rise and banish the demons.
  • Final Girl: Double subverted, in that Maddie hung herself to throw a wrench in the demons' plans. Turns out, this was a trick that fooled the demons (and the audience in the process) shortly before the sun rose and vanquished them, allowing her to make it out alive.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: While playing spin the bottle, Jason gets Maddie and Suzanne to kiss. The girls do, and actually seem to be getting into it, to Jason and Dex's obvious enjoyment. The subsequent request for guy on guy is played strictly for laughs.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: The film is set on Halloween night.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: Once Maddie is the last human standing, there is a scene of her gearing up as she prepares to take on the six demons.
  • MacGyvering: The Lock-and-Load Montage features Maddie improvising weaponry (twisting a bed spring round her knuckles, showing mails into shotgun shells, etc.) to take advantage of demons' Weaksauce Weakness of rust.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Part of Lily and Suzanne's sexy Cat Girl costumes.
  • Protective Charm: 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.
  • Remake Cameo: Linnea Quigley, who played Suzanne in the original Night of the Demons, appears with the same costume that she wore in that film, complete with bending over to show off her panties.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: A literal example happens when Maddie is cornered in a magically-protected room by Angela (who's possessed by the lead demon), who goes into a rant about how how Maddie and her friends are going to suffer horribly before they're possessed.
    Maddie: Shut up, bitch. (slams door in Angela's face)
  • Statuesque Stunner: Angela (played by the 5'9 Shannon Elizabeth) towers over most of the guests at her party with a pair of platform heels.
  • Stocking Filler: Worn by pretty much every female character. 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. When the victim returns as a demon, she's still faceless.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The demons are vulnerable to rust.
  • Weaponized Weakness: After discovering that the demons are vulnerable to rust, Maddie gets a Lock-and-Load Montage of her MacGyvering various weapons to fight them; including wrapping a rusty bed spring around her knuckles and shoving rusty nails into shotgun shells.
  • The X of Y: Used for the title.