Night of the Demon (1980)

Night of the Demon (1980) movie poster

director  James C. Wasson
viewed: 09/03/2017

Night of the Demon seems to be a lot of folks’ favorite bigfoot/yeti movie of all time. Who would I be to argue the point?

It’s low-budget regional fare with heaping helpings of gore and surprises, camp and madness.

A couple years back I did a little Yeti double feature of The Snow Creature (1954) and Shriek of the Mutilated (1974), and as like happens to be, I start contemplating a Sasquatch/Yeti push in film viewing only to have my mind BLOWN at the absolute number of movies about this relatively modern phenomenon/legend in Western Culture. I guess I wasn’t totally surprised. A local theater here in SF recently had a Bigfoot Marathon.

Ah, but Night of the Demon…. I don’t know what to add other than it’s definitely a bit of a slasher beyond being a Bigfoot movie. The ape-man kills folks in a variety of ways: burning them, ripping their genitals off, using an axe,…he’s really quite multi-faceted.

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