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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:
Hal HavinsHal HavinsStooge
Allison BarronAllison BarronHelen
Alvin AlexisAlvin AlexisRodger
Harold AyerHarold AyerOld Man
Billy GalloBilly GalloSal (as William Gallo)
Cathy PodewellCathy PodewellJudy
Karen EricsonKaren EricsonJudy’s Mother
Lance FentonLance FentonJay
Donnie JeffcoatDonnie JeffcoatBilly (as Donnie Jeffcoat Jr.)
Linnea QuigleyLinnea QuigleySuzanne
James W. QuinnJames W. QuinnClerk #1 / Demon Voices
Clark JarrettClark JarrettClerk #2
Amelia KinkadeAmelia KinkadeAngela (as Mimi Kinkade)
Jill TerashitaJill TerashitaFrannie
Philip TanziniPhilip TanziniMax

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

4 Films

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