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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.

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.
  • Breast Attack: After seducing one character, 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.
  • Coitus Uninterruptus: Colin's "boss" is getting head during the entirety of their meeting.
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  • Combat Tentacles: The demons are able summon to tendrils to catch and bind their targets. Lily sprouts hers from her breasts.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Angela, like Sergeant Hartman, enjoys threatening gouged out eye socket fucking.
  • 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!"
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The 'Night' of the title is literal. The events occur over Halloween night; starting after dark and ending at dawn.
  • 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.
  • Panty Shot 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.


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