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11-03-2001, 07:05 PM
This movie is one of my favorite guilty pleasure in horror. Starring Linda Blair who is kind of cute in this one. Hell Night remind me of a Scooby-Doo episode but much cooler! Anyone like this one?
11-03-2001, 10:11 PM
Yep I like it so much I rented then bought the dvd.
11-03-2001, 10:23 PM
good to see that I am not the only one loving this film.
Hell Night = The first DVD I ever bought.
In fact, it was the reason I bought a DVD player in the first place. I was an old LD person, and everything I wanted came out on LD, so I was cool. It was around 99 that stuff started only coming out on DVD and VHS. Hell Night was an old guilty pleasure of mine, and I honestly NEVER believed it would come out remastered, so that's what finally forced my hand and made me buy a DVD player.
The commentary is great on this disc too. The cast and crew went through a LOT. It was a very difficult shoot, and went on way longer than it was supposed to. I was really surprised to see how much respect Linda Blair had for this movie.
It's good because even though it's quite obviously a Halloween/Friday the 13th knockoff, everyone involved took the effort to make a good movie, when they really could have just phoned it in. Also, it doesn't have the obvious 70's-80's trappings that so many films back then had, simply by putting the cast in period costumes.
A very underrated movie, one of my favorites.
11-08-2001, 08:43 PM
2 thumbs up for Hell Night.....I was suprised how good it was.
Im not a big fan of Linda Blair's work after Exorcist but this was a killer flick....
01-12-2002, 11:49 PM
I love Hell Night to!
Tom DeSimone did a great job as director on this gem.
The whole cast is great.
Cinematography is beautiful..
Garth Manor i thought was really creepy.
The dvd from AB is pure gold...
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01-13-2002, 01:54 AM
I have NEVER watched this film, though I've given it's cover a look or two while at my local FYE. It surprises me how many fans it has here at the forum. I mean you guys seem to really hold it in high regards. Well coincidentally it comes on tonight, and I'm definitely gonna give it a try.
01-13-2002, 05:23 PM
Well I got to see Hell Night as a sort of double feature with New Years Evil (yeah, I had some time on my hands). The first flick wasn't so great (I could swear they used the EXACT same music from Friday the 13th) but the latter was pretty good. I thought it had decent character development and some really great scares towards the end. In particular I enjoyed the chase through the catacombs and when the killer (one of them anyway) came up through the trap door to rise up underneath the rug. Also the ending was excellent. So many times I'm let down by the endings to films like this, but not so with Hell Night. How's the DVD from Anchor Bay? Really what I'm wondering is how it compares with the quality of DVDs Anchor Bay puts out today.
01-13-2002, 08:50 PM
Hell Night is a great f*cking movie, I love it!
01-13-2002, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Egg_Shen
Well I got to see Hell Night as a sort of double feature with New Years Evil (yeah, I had some time on my hands). The first flick wasn't so great (I could swear they used the EXACT same music from Friday the 13th) but the latter was pretty good. I thought it had decent character development and some really great scares towards the end. In particular I enjoyed the chase through the catacombs and when the killer (one of them anyway) came up through the trap door to rise up underneath the rug. Also the ending was excellent. So many times I'm let down by the endings to films like this, but not so with Hell Night. How's the DVD from Anchor Bay?
You and I might have seen the same double feature, LOL! Saturday night the Mystery channel had on "New Year's Evil" with Pinky Tuscadero from "Happy Days" and right after that was "Hell Night" "Hell Night" is a very enjoyable film and has nice doses of creepy atmosphere!
01-13-2002, 09:14 PM
The dvd is very good I think on my widescreen HDTV:D Also Lind Blair looks #$%&alicious in it.
01-13-2002, 09:40 PM
Iluvdaria, that was it all right. I was just going to watch Hell Night but I eneded up siting through New Years Evil first. I DID think it was entertaining durring the biker chase and also when he grew irritated with his two hapless victims. But that voice.."call me evil"... just awful.
01-13-2002, 10:01 PM
01-16-2002, 11:21 PM
I saw Hell Night in '81 during its first weekend and the audience just loved it! We had some real screamers in that audience that night. I find it so unfair that Hell Night, due to theater bookings at the time of release, was only given a ONE-WEEK showing window before moving on to inner-city grindhouses and rural drive-in screens!
I miss the days when there was no such thing as a direct-to-video film.
What's also funny is that the un-matted version of Hell Night is presented on VHS and viewers think that the boom mike being visible in some shots is due to "Low Budget Origins" - well the DVD clears that problem up by presenting the film as it was meant to be projected. The color and contrast of the picture brings to mind the Amicus productions from England during the early '70's. It's a compliment to the over-all design of the story and almost makes you forget you're watching a teen horror flick at times.
What the DVD is missing, however, is the little making-of featurette that I saw on HBO back in '81 that made me count down the months to seeing the film. I remember Linda Blair being interviewed wearing her costume and how horse and scratchy her voice was - no doubt from screaming since they cut to her on the roof-top set where she is running from the killer. Funny how fake it looked as a set, but in the actual film, it REALLY looks like she's on top of a huge house running from a killer! Just thought I'd share - I wish I had a VCR back then.
01-26-2002, 02:47 PM
Linda Blair's hooters look huge in Hell Night, and she's filled out nicely too - skinny girls are boring.
That scene where the guy gets speared on the railings is cool.
01-29-2002, 02:33 AM
i went to see HALLOWEEN 2 on it's opening night, and it was sold out with a two hour wait until the next show. so, on a chance we went to see HELL NIGHT instead which came out the same week. boy did i luck out. it was way better than HALLOWEEN 2. i was also glad it wasn't crap because at this point in my life i had to drag my parents to the theater to get into an R rated movie(i was 10). they liked the film as well(gotta love my parents !!!).
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