Night of the Demons 3 (1996)

In this second sequel to Night of the Demons, teens visit a convenience store, accidentally shoot a policeman, and make the mistake of hiding out in a haunted funeral home.

Genre – Genre Classics

Executive Producer – Walter Josten

Director(s) – Jimmy Kaufman

Writer(s) – Kevin S. Tenney

Cast – Amelia Kinkade, Chris Holden-Reid, Larry Day

Blue Rider’s Role – Executive producers

Distributor(s) – Paramount, Republic, Fries Film Group, Manga Films (Spain)

Release Date – 1996

Synopsis – A group of teenagers accidentally get involved in a shootout at a store and inadvertently shoot a police officer. Thinking they have killed him, they go on the run and hide out in what they think is an abandoned house. But it’s home to Angela, a powerful demon who has been living there and who quickly begins to kill, manipulate and turn the teenagers against one another.

Critic.s Kudos:
W.L. Paynecraft, Horrorwatch: “All right kiddies, do you like lots of naked women? Do you like horrible jokes? Do you like to see Angela floating through hallways in a black wedding dress exacting terrible revenge on horny teenagers? If you answered ‘yes’ to any one of these, then you will enjoy this movie.

“The movie starts off with some cheesecake right off the bat; two girls get naked in a bedroom and then look at each other’s bodies. Then it cuts to a van full of young punks up to no good. They tell bad jokes and apparently don’t like each other, despite supposedly being friends. One guy even pulls a knife on another guy, who happened to be choking the driver in the meantime. Good friends. Folks, this is classic unintentional comedy at its finest. The acting in this sequence is poor, the dialog is terrible, and the jokes are cheesy; I was mesmerized.

“It quickly gets serious though, when a routine convenience store stop turns into a Halloween bloodbath. The gang get to Hull House, Angela gets loose, and carnage ensues!

“There is quite a bit of nudity in this flick. All the girls in the movie with the exception of Angela get somewhat naked. There is a disturbingly erotic scene where Angela performs masterful fellatio on a gun and is able to suck the bullets out of the barrel. A classic moment in the making.

“There are some good and creative deaths in this movie. Good gore. You have the standard ‘arm through the back of the body and out of the front holding the poor bastard’s heart in her hand’ death. Good stuff.

“Angela gets her groove back and performs some more erotic dancing for us, though this time it doesn’t defy the space-time continuum. Quite tasteful actually.

“This movie has some hilarious parts, cool parts, cheesy parts and terrible parts. You have to take the good with the bad. The first Night of the Demons movie was a classic. The second one was just great. This one is kind of in between. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

“Overall, a good horror flick that you don’t have to think hard about to enjoy. Good fun.”

Major Cast and Crew Credits and Awards:
Visual Effects Supervisor: David Crawford (Titanic, Spider Man, Mission Impossible II, Black Hawk Down, Vanilla Sky, Starship Troopers, Adaptation, Star Trek: Insurrection, Rollerball I Spy).

Directed by Jimmy Kaufman (Due South, Charlie Jade, The Adventures of Sinbad, Backstab, Nightmare Man).

Written by Kevin S. Tenney (Witchboard, Endangered Species, Pinocchio’s Revenge, Tick Tock, Peacemaker, Witchboard III: The Possession).

Stars Amelia Kinkade (Road House, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Night of the Demons I and II); Kristen Holden-Reid (K-19: The Widowmaker, The Crossing, Touch of Pink, Hendrix, Niagara Motel) and Larry Day (The Bone Collector, The Covenant, The House on Turk Street, Maurice Richard and 46 other films and TV projects).

Cast includes Gregory Calpakis (Liberty Stands Still, Stardom, When Justice Fails; Gemini Award Best Supporting Actor nomination for Cold Squad); Tara Sloan (Foolproof, Twist of Fate, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues); Christian Tessier (The Day After Tomorrow, The Score, Shattered Glass, Battlestar Galactica); Joel Gordon (Urban Legends: The Final Cut, This is My Father, Down in the Delta); Patricia Rodriguez (The Movies); Stephanie Bauder (Decoys, Undressed, Suspicious Minds) and Vlasta Vrana (The Day After Tomorrow, Secret Window, Timeline, Eye of the Beholder, Mother Night and 81 other films and TV projects).

Executive Producers: Jeff Geoffray (Around the World in 80 Days, Shergar, Silver Wolf, Behind the Red Door and 23 other films); Walter Josten (Wake of Death, O Jerusalem, Back in the Day, Bar Starz; Emmy for The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie; 28 other films and TV projects).

Producer: Claudio Castravelli (Snowboard Academy, Equinox, Provocateur, Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story).

Original Music by Raymond C. Fabi (Silent Hunter, Arthur’s Perfect Christmas, Space Cases; Emmy nomination for Arthur; Gemini nom for Dragon) and Dennis Michael Tenney (The Prophecy I and II, Leprechaun 3 and 4, Witchboard, Witchtrap).

Cinematography by Walter Bal (Out of Control, Wrong Number, Art Deco Detective).

Film Editing by Daniel Duncan (Night of the Demons I and II, Cerberus, Guardian, Tick Tock) and Kevin Tenney (debut).

Art Direction by David Blanchard (Zombie Nightmare, Owd Bob, Going to Kansas City).

Costume Design by Claire Geoffrion (Les Sauf-conduits).

Special Effects Coordinator: Jacques Godbout (Once Upon a Time in America, Scanners, Timeline, Brainscan, The Hotel New Hampshire, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Jacknife, Mrs. Soffel and War and Remembrance).

Release Data:
Night of the Demons 3 made its theatrical debut in Canada in 1996. It premiered on video a year later in the U.K. and the U.S. It hit Singapore theatres in 1998 and video in Spain in 2002.

DVD Choices:
The DVD is available in R-rated and unrated versions, with the latter having more nudity and gore.

Internet Movie Database entry for Night of the Demons 3
Web page for Hull House Mortuary/Collinsport Ghost Society