Hell Night (1981) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Is there a cheesier, funnier (without meaning to be) actress than Linda Blair? A victim of early Hollywood success with The Exorcist, she hit puberty, tried being a teen queen and a scream queen, and then hung around on the basis of the success of her first major role, exploring the limits of her talent in a series of sub-B movies. This 1981 film, about bad shenanigans during Pledge Week at college, wasn’t exactly one of the high points. This surprisingly tedious venture features a group of fraternity and sorority pledges forced to spend the night in an abandoned—and, of course, haunted—mansion that once housed a killer. And would you be surprised to find out that it still does? The cast includes Vincent Van Patten and Peter Barton, as though that’s an attraction. No scares, no skin—what’s the point? —Marshall Fine
Synopsis:Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
About Hell Night (1981)
Starring: Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy, Ron Gans, Vincent Van Patten, Jenny Neumann, Suki Goodwin, Jimmy Sturtevant, Hal Ralston, Carey Fox, Gloria Heilman, Jean Hasselhoff
Runtime: 101 minutes
Director: Tom DeSimone