Thursday, August 25, 2016

80s Slasher: Hell Night

Howdy all and welcome back for another rousing day of Rotten Reelz Reviews. We are on Day 3 of 80s Slasher Week so let's do this right. How about a flick involving a hazing of frat and sorority with Regan of the Exorcist, Matthew Star of the Powers of Matthew Star and a Van Patten??? Sounds insane or totally unfeasible? Tough titty cause it's happening and this is Hell Night.

Excuse me director, why am I dressed this way?

Journey with me into the Time Tunnel (Already made countless TARDIS and Way back machine references) to the year of 1981.  No smartphones and your games were pre 8-bit or at an arcade. SAVAGES!!!    And with director Tom DeSimone and psuedonym Lancer Brooks (Chained, Prison Girls, Sons of Satan, Erotikus: A History of the Gay Movie, Station to Station, Catching Up, Wet Shorts, The Concrete Jungle, Reform School Girls and Angel III: The Final Chapter) such a concierge of soft core Skinamax films, hardcore gay pornos to a few horror films? Such a diverse collection. Our indie horror film opens with a band, a beer bust and general shennanigans. As the hazing is commonly known as "Hell Night" our would-be pledges have to spend the night in the haunted mansion of Garth Manor, where you will have to hear the Wayne's World theme over and over.   I could however, be wrong.

Jason Vorhees without his hockey mask!!!

As the pledges are decided we get nerdish Marti (Linda Blair of The Exorcist, Savage Streets, Repossessed, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride, Skins, Sorceress, Scream and Supernatural), preppy rich boy Jeff (Peter Barton of The Powers of Matthew Star, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Sunset Beach, Repetition and The Young and the Restless), surfer dude Seth (Vincent Van Patten of The Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, Rock 'n' Roll High School, Yesterday, Payback and The Young and the Restless) and party chick Denise (Suki Goodwin of Hell Night and Voyagers!) as the sacrificial little lambs. They're told of the horror stories of Garth Manor and how the father Raymond went completely batshit, strangled his wife and then killed his deformed kids in horrific ways. It was said that the youngest child Andrew was never found dead or alive, and is spoken in hushed whispers to still be hiding in the house itself.

Before our frat brat pack can unleash a myriad of pranks and gags at the innocent pledges they find the house may not be so deserted after all. Really getting a Scooby Doo vibes with vicous murders.

Will Marti and Jeff escape this gruesome faith??!!! Has Andrew been dwelling in the manor the whole time??!! Who is has allowed that house to stay abandoned and not simply bulldozed it??!!!

40 days shoot time for the whole flick.  Peter Barton was chucked down a flight of stairs and actually hurt his leg in the process so that limping away was due to hurting himself. There was no hedge maze on the mansion property, it had to be trucked in and grown there.

Not even the Powers of Matthew Star can save you from this flick!