Demon House : Night of the Demons 3 title

AKA: Night of the Demons 3

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Demon House : Night of the Demons 3Third film in the "Night of the Demons" series, which for some strange reason was released simply as "Demon House" outside of the USA and marketed as a standalone film, has a group of youths, lead by a rather unlikeable chap named Vince (Kris Holden-Ried), on their way to a Halloween party.

Stopping off at a convenience store, they subsequently get into a bit of a misunderstanding with a couple of local law enforcement officers and Vince ends up accidentally shooting one of them, whilst his friend Reggie (Joel Gordon) gets critically wounded in the ensuing gunfire.

Taking off in their van, they decide to hide from the police by ducking inside the old Hull Funeral Home (the setting of the previous films). But despite the others protesting that Reggie needs a doctor, Vince forces them in at gunpoint, where they're met by the mysterious Angela (Amelia Kinkade reprising the role from the other films).

Surprised to find someone living in what they thought was a derelict house, Vince goes off to check the rest of the building, whilst Angela (who, even if you hadn't seen the other films, would already know is a demon from the films prologue) wastes no time charming her way round the rest of the group, as a prelude to killing them off one by one and turning them into more demons. Whilst a couple of the girls, Abbie and Holly, try to escape with the wounded Reggie.

If you've seen the previous "Night of the Demons" films you'll know what to expect, as the basic premise, about teens in a haunted house, is the same. If you haven't seen the other movies, you can watch this without needing to know what happened before, as it doesn't bring too much baggage from the earlier films and viewed on its own merits, works fine as your typical haunted house film.

I thought this was an enjoyable enough follow up to the other movies, though I did think it was kind of stupid how the girls had several chances to escape, yet decided to stay behind for one reason or another, instead of just high-tailing it out of there. Not quite sure that the comic aspect of the film worked as well this time either, but it passed 90mins quite well.

So, if you've seen the other "Night of the Demons" films, then you should also enjoy this,  and if you haven't seen the other films, but like low budget horrors like the "Slumber Party Massacre" films, then you will also enjoy this. In either case, you can't go wrong, so my advise is to give it a whirl.

Overall marks : 5/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag lines "Angela is up to her old tricks again"!

  • The US release entitled "Night of the Demons 3" has completely different theme music playing over the beginning and end credits, compared to the international release entitled "Demon House".

  • The script was written by Kevin Tenney who directed the original film.

  • Kris Holden-Reid went on to play Quint, the Lycan hybrid in "Underworld 4 : Awakening".

  • Many of the shots of Angela floating through the house were re-used from the original "Night of the Demons".

  • If you look closely at the video rack in the convenience store to the left of the picture during the shootout with the police, a VHS of the original "Night of the Demons" can be seen on the shelf.

  • Unlike the previous films, which were shot in Los Angeles, this one was filmed in Canada.

  • Kevin Tenney was apparently unhappy with how the film turned out, saying "It looked really good as a script, but bad as a movie".

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