The Horror Pod Class: Episode 108 Night of the Demons
I’ve never heard so many disgusting stories in all my life. —JUDY CASSIDY
Live from the Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial High School AV Room
Welcome to episode 107 of The Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I run Signal Horizon a magazine dedicated to exploring genre fiction in and out of the classroom.
Orrin: And I’m Orrin Grey, Monster Ambassador here at Signal Horizon where I write and talk about monsters and movies and monster movies – just like I do everywhere else.
Tonight on the Horror Pod Class we are going to spend some time talking about what we have been watching and reading, we will help you find some free genre content on the internet and finally we will spend the remainder of the episode discussing Damn Near Perfect Halloween flick Night of the Demons As you might have noticed this season you can check out all of back episodes on Itunes and any other podcatchers and the live version on our Youtube channel!
Tyler: Reunion Special by Carson Winter. Murder Bury Win directed by Michael Lovan. Big Winner The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Orrin: Because it is about a minute from Halloween, I have been reading the Trick ‘R’ Treat omnibus, which collects a comic book adaptation of the movie Trick ‘R’ Treat and a spin off comic as well. And I just watched Prom Night 2, which I believe we’ll be coming back to later on…
Dark Corners: September 1999
Essential Question: Is Night of the Demons Smut or Sleaze or None of the Above
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Harold Ayer||…||Old Man|
|Billy Gallo||…||Sal (as William Gallo)|
|Karen Ericson||…||Judy’s Mother|
|Donnie Jeffcoat||…||Billy (as Donnie Jeffcoat Jr.)|
|James W. Quinn||…||Clerk #1 / Demon Voices|
|Clark Jarrett||…||Clerk #2|
|Amelia Kinkade||…||Angela (as Mimi Kinkade)|
Holy crap those opening credits
What is the difference between Haunted and Possessed
Orrin: So, like, the difference that Angela lays out between “haunted” and “possessed” is almost word-for-word exactly the same as the claptrap in Insidious or The Conjuring about the difference between ghosts (the spirits of people who have lived) and demons (spirits that have never been alive).
Smut is defined as grimy. indecent or obscene
Sleazy is defined as marked by low character or quality
Orrin: I mean, yes? Like, it’s pretty obviously sleazy and, by that definition, might also be smut, though I imagine it would be too tame to offend any but the most prudish of viewers. But also it feels like someone trying to be sleazy and smutty, right? Like, there’s something very earnest and genuine about how much the film is trying to hit those notes.
Weird Punk aesthetic that tends to also mirror the lame lunkhead jockey type.
Also feels like a drag show in a great way
Alice in wonderland and horror movies
I might add yellowbrickroad sort of uses this imagery
Tyler: Hello Mary Lou Prom Night 2: Witchboard
Orrin: Demon Wind, Popcorn
Letterboxed 1 Star Review
Disposable 80s horror. One of the movies you put on the background, but don’t necessarily sit down to watch.
+ Halloween Aesthetic
+ Practical Effects
+ Will make you appreciate other 80’s horror more
– Were you trying to draw parallels to Alice in Wonderland? That’s cute.
– No attempt to do anything creative or different
– Kills are just ok
– Needs more demon
– Nauseating camera work
– Horrible strobe lights are horrible
– Dumb random ending
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.