Monday, May 31, 2010

Night of the Demons (2009) - the Remake

Night of the Demons is a 2009 American remake of the 1988 film of the same name. It is written by Jace Anderson and director Adam Gierasch. The DVD release is set for October 31, 2010.


Angela Feld is throwing the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties at the infamous Broussard Mansion in New Orleans, where dark events transpired almost a century ago. But when the packed party gets busted by the police, Angela and her friends are the only ones left behind. Soon the Teens make a grisly discovery in the basement and inexplicable events start to take place. With the mansion gates mysteriously locked, the Teens find themselves trapped for the night...and soon they're fighting ancient flesh-eating demons for their very souls."


Edward Furlong as Colin Levy[4]
Shannon Elizabeth as Angela Feld[5]
Monica Keena as Maddie Curtis[6]
Diora Baird as Lily Thompson[7]
Bobbi Sue Luther as Suzanne Reed[8]
John F. Beach as Jason Rogers[9]
Michael Copon as Dex Trilby[10]
Tiffany Shepis as Diana[11]
Linnea Quigley as Ballerina Woman


Production took place in New Orleans in October of 2008. There are several differences between the original and the remake, with the most notable being the change in location as well as an updated plot. Linnea Quigley, who starred in the original film as Suzanne has a cameo in this film. The special effects and FX effects[12] was created by Rob Walker of Drac Studios.[13]


Bands such as 45 Grave, Concrete Blonde, Goatwhore, Psycho Charger, TSOL, Type O Negative, Zombie Girl, The Ghastly Ones, Haunted Garage, Wednesday 13, and Death Riders have all been so far confirmed to contribute to the soundtrack.[14] 45 Grave will be creating an original song for the soundtrack.[15]


The film is slated for a theatrical release late summer or sometime in the fall of 2010, despite original plans to have it released in October 2009. The film did, however, premiere at the London FrightFest Film Festival in August 2009 where it was a well received audience favorite.


Reception for the film has been positive for the most part, with Bloody Disgusting giving a good review of the film, saying "This film isn't your typical by-the-numbers rehash, Adam Gierasch throws in some nice directorial touches including a sepia-toned silent movie style opening flashback and a fast-paced in your face punk rock attitude that helps the film rise above many of today's remakes."[16] Dread Central's review was a bit mixed, giving the review 3 1/2 blades out of 5, saying "It’s brash, loud and sexy, but a few too obvious flaws unfortunately knock the film down a peg. In the end it’s still a fun ride and certainly worth a watch on an evening when you’d rather disengage the brain and sink a few drinks than deal with anything more cerebral."[17] Another reviewer on ZombieCommand said that the film "achieved exactly what Geirasch set out to do and was very entertaining to boot" and was a "good teen scary movie".[18] Fright Fest director and founder stated that the audience response in general was noted to be positive for the film.[19]


1.^ 'Night of the Demons' Director Talks Remakes
2.^ Frightfest UK Review: 'Night of the Demons'!
3.^ Early Synopsis For 'Night of the Demons' Remake
4.^ It's Party Time! First 'Night of the Demons' Images
5.^ A New Look at Angela from 'Night of the Demons'
6.^ 'Night of the Demons' Remake Gets October Theatrical Run
7.^ 'Night of the Demons' Soundtrack to ROCK, New Hi-Res Pic!
8.^ Super Sexy Hot Chicks in New 'Night of the Demons' Stills!
9.^ Official Sales Art For 'Night of the Demons' Remake
10.^ Creepy Pic From 'Night of the Demons' Remake!
11.^ 'Night of the Demons' Begins Production, Check Out the House!
12.^ Drac Studios Louisiana Announces Its First Project
13.^ [ FX House Drac Studios to Produce Horror, Begins with 'Dead in the Water'
16.^| Bloody Disgusting's review of Night of the Demons

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