Hell Night (1981) Movie Review

Hell Night (1981)

1981 | Horror, Thriller
101 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Hell Night Review


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.

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

About Hell Night (1981)

Title: Hell Night
Year: 1981
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
Starring: Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Carey Fox, Ron Gans, Vincent Van Patten, Kevin Brophy, Jenny Neumann, Suki Goodwin, Jimmy Sturtevant, Hal Ralston, Gloria Heilman, Jean Hasselhoff
Writers: Randy Feldman
Director: Tom DeSimone

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