Night Of The Demons (1988) Blu-ray coming soon!?!

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  1. CPT HOOK

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    ^ Too bad no Horror's Hallowed Grounds for these. I could have given them the locations (unfortunately Hull House is no longer standing). But then again, I'm sure they could have gotten them from Tenney if they were interested.
     
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    The Witchboard coverart looks really great. The Night of the Demons coverart looks pretty lame...too bright and cartoonish.
     
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    What happened to Hull House?
     
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    According to this, it was demolished sometime after the first sequel.
     
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    Specs won't be final until next month -- maybe they're part of the "much more"?
     
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    Yes, that was my former blog. The house was bought by a supermarket who wanted to demolish it, but got tied up in legal battles with advocates fighting for historical status. So while it was tied up, they ended up renting it to the production.

    But eventually, the supermarket prevailed. The house was torn down and is now a parking lot for a Ralph's supermarket.

    However, the house of the old man with the razor blade apples is still there, located just down the street. But from what I understand, it's a pretty sketchy neighborhood, so I can't blame the HHG crew for not wanting to go there.

    However, the Witchboard house is in Hancock Park, one of the nicest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
     
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    Wow, I'm amazed that Hull house was an actual location. I always thought it was a massive set.
    It seems almost too perfect a setting for a haunted house film.
     
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    I believe the only set required was the crematorium. But the rest was all filmed inside the house.
     
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    Do you think Night of the Demons 2 will also be released soon in BD format? The first one is the best but the sequel was lots of fun as well, and the original Hull House was there! :)
     
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    Y'all will probably shit on me, but I watched this for the first time this weekend it didn't work for me. For the people that love it, was it something you watched when you were younger and have more of a connection to? I have plenty of movies like that. I just felt like this was 90 minutes of people following each other around a house. I know lots of movies could be described that way, but this lacked much else for me. Defenders?
     
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    I think for a lot of folks it came out around the time the horror genre was mostly on its way out. A lot of people look at it as one of the 80s last big films that carried on outside of the decade as a hit.

    It also was a lot better than the standard slasher fare even though those were the characters to which the film utilized. Instead of simply being knocked off by a masked killer, they were knocked off by each other to return as killers.

    The characters all also represent a good portion of what made the 80s fun. I mean really would any of those people hang out in real life? Probably not. Today's horror, well most, features groups of friends who look alike, act alike, hell in some cases sound alike. It's almost as if audiences now can't bend into that a diverse group would be friends, in the 80s - it seemed more acceptable.

    I love this movie for a plethora of reasons; the make up, the cast, the atmosphere, writing, music, etc. I did see it when I was a kid but even as I've grown, I've enjoyed it while other childhood favorites haven't fared so well.

    The film has flaws sure but I don't think many films achieve "perfect" status for me sans a small few so I can overlook them.

    To me it's not anything worse than a majority of the hit films to rise out of the 80s, I'm always surprised when I hear someone doesn't like it but keep an open ear to find out as to why. I have a friend who didn't like it because he felt like it was a 90 minute after school special - his words, not mine - but loved the second one. Maybe you should check that one out as well?

    The third's pretty much cannon fodder, while it does have its fans - it pales in comparison to the first two films. Hrm. Perhaps you should watch the third one, it'll put the first one in a whole new light! :glasses:
     
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    I watched it for the first time a few years ago and loved it. It's one of my favorite horror films.
     
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    Nostalgia is certainly part of the ongoing love affair with many of these movies - I think you have to have watched them at a young age to fully appreciate the vast majority of them. NIGHT OF THE COMET is a movie that may seem silly to a lot of folks watching it for the first time today and the film is, unquestionably, cheesy and dumb but it is at the same time, arguably, rather appealing and "familiar", which is a good thing. Same thing with NOTD. If you go into them for the 90 or so minutes of escapist entertainment then you should be OK.
     
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    I really liked everything until people started turning into demons. Jeez, maybe I am just getting old. The little brother should have played a bigger role. He stole the show.
     
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    I haven't watched this in years, mainly because I had a similar reaction. I didn't hate it, but I certainly didn't think it was very entertaining. It joins my short list of similar movies (HELL NIGHT, MADMAN, THE BURNING) that I only saw much later and did not resonate with me as it obviously has for people who saw them closer to their release time.

    There are plenty of shitty 70s and 80s movies that I love even though I know they're shitty movies (KRULL anyone?) but remind me of "simpler times."

    But I remember seeing NOTD 2 and enjoying it more. You may want to look into it.
     
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    He was actually supposed to, but child labor laws and budget prevented it.
     

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