Hell Night (1981)
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Hell Night (1981)Rating:
- Eloise = 5 / 10;
- Dylan = 8 / 10;
- Raoul = 4 / 10;
- IMDB = 5.9/10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 4.6/10.
Hell Night (1981) Synopsis:
In order for them to join a sorority, two boys and two girls have to spend the night in a “haunted” manner where a man supposedly killed his entire family twelve years earlier.
Hell Night (1981) Review:
Ah …the 80’s, such a particular atmosphere for horror movies! Hell Night starts similarly to many horror movies from the same period (Night of the Demons, Terror Train or Return of the Living Dead), with a group of young people partying and then going to a stupidly dangerous place to scare themselves…once again, they won’t be disappointed.
The rest of the movie is a basic slasher, quite similar to Friday the 13th or The Burning in many ways, except set in a different location. Whether you like that type of movie or not is then a matter of taste. Slashers from the ’80s really aren’t my favorite type because I found them too repetitive and stereotyped, and this one is the perfect example of it. Jump scares alternate with predictable pursuits in a very repetitive way, making the overall experience a little painful to follow. To be honest, I found it hard to remain focused during that film. I also found the lead characters, Linda Blair in the role of the prude little girl and Peter Barton in the role of the Ken-like man, to be really irritating.
This said the deaths are fun to watch because they are really brutal and diverse. The last 20 minutes are really good, with some great action scenes and good make-up works. I would recommend it only to those who really enjoy slashers from the ’80s