NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2
Some of the gore set-pieces are technically imaginative some good meltdowns; a neat shot when Zoe Trillings breasts morph to envelop one characters hand; and particularly Amelia Kinkaids transformation into a giant half-human, half-snake creature at the climax. However, most of the set-pieces are so silly they are beneath disdain like the scene where Amelia Kinkaid possesses Darin Heames and makes him start barking. The one moment that Night of the Demons 2 becomes so inane that it achieves a brief surreal glory is the moment where one character dribbles and pots his own head through a basketball hoop. The film has contempt for anything approaching style, intelligence or wit, in fact anything but bizarre human dispatch and self-deriding humour.
The film is unusually heavy in Catholic imagery rather than merely the nebulous Christianity that usually permeates horror films. This is because the producers of the film were all Catholics. They were reportedly quite happy with the film goodness knows what this says about their religion, although at least one can say, no matter how much it has to debase itself to do so, it is the first film in some years in which the Catholic church is shown to be kicking butt.
This was followed by Night of the Demons 3 (1997), also featuring Amelia Kinkade, and Night of the Demons (2009), a remake of the original.
Director Brian Trenchard-Smith emerged in the 1970s as part of the Ozploitation fad with films like The Man From Hong Kong (1975). Trenchard-Smiths earliest genre effort was the dire totalitarian action film Turkey Shoot/Escape 2000 (1983). Trenchard-Smith has made a couple of quite respectable genre films the childrens film Frog Dreaming/The Quest (1986) and the witty near future satire Dead-End Drive-In (1986). Trenchard-Smith continued his brand of campy unserious horror with Leprechaun 3 (1995) and Leprechaun 4: Leprechaun in Space (1996) and then showed that he was still capable of making bad films even when playing it straight with Megiddo (2001). His other genre films include the astral projection horror Out of the Body (1989), the alien abduction film Official Denial (1994), the meteor collision film Doomsday Rock (1997), Atomic Dog (1998), the haunted house film Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002), the plague film The Paradise Virus (2003), Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007) and Arctic Blast (2010) about a new Ice Age. Trenchard-Smith has also produced the monster movie Blood Tide (1982), Demonstone (1990), Malibu Shark Attack (2009) and the remake of Turkey Shoot (2014).
(Winner in this sites Worst Films of 1994 list).