Yes, I enjoy Kevin Tenney's original Night of the Demons; it has a decent amount of gore, Linnea Quigley and the sexypants dance scene to Bauhaus' Stigmata Martyr, but you get bigger and better gore with Trenchard-Smith's version, better pacing and an abundance of laugh out loud moments. Not only is there a badass, snarky demoness (Amelia Kinkade), but also a kick ass nun (Jennifer Rhodes), a wacky gang of friends including one named Mouse (Merle Kennedy) and a whole lot of naked shenanigans at a Catholic boarding school and at the creepy Hull House. What more do you need people?
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For those of you worried that you won't be able to appreciate the movie without seeing the first installment, fear not -- you can still follow the story and enjoy the movie without having seen the original, and this is not a detriment to the film itself. Still, let me fill you in a little bit. Goth girl Angela Franklin is throwing a Halloween party at Hull House, an abandoned mortuary that was the scene of a mass murder many years before and is now possessed by a demon. Angela's friends include the usual cast of stooges (virgin, whore, clown, etc.) and after they gather at the spooky house, the party guests become a tasty treat for a demon who eventually possesses the party host, Angela. She is finally trapped and burned like a crispy critter, but vanishes -- or so we think. I won't divulge too many details because there are many similarities to the original, but again -- it's not a bad thing.
So, track down a copy of the movie, give it a watch at some point during the weekend and meet me back here on Monday, March 1 where I'll make a discussion post so we can chat about the pure awesomeness that is Night of the Demons 2. I'll be live Tweeting about the film on Saturday, February 27 at 10 PM ET. Follow me on Twitter if you like and make sure you use the hash tag, #hsmovieclub, to keep track of our conversation. Can't wait to get movie club nerdy with you soon!