Actors:Derek Osedach, Rebekah Kochen Genres:Horror Sub-Genres:Horror Studio:Asylum Home Entertainment Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 10/24/2006 Original Release Date: 10/24/2006 Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/2006 Release Year: 2006 Run Time: 1hr 25min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 2 MPAA Rating: R (Restricted) Languages:English
A psycho escapes from the mental hospital on Halloween night and returns to his home town to embark on an all new killing spree.
...gee, where have we heard THAT plot line before?
This utterly craptacular slasher movie was The Asylum's attempt to piggy back onto Rob Zombie's "Halloween" remake (in case that wasn't painfully obvious) and as usual for an Asylum production, the story is paper thin, the acting and dialogue suck, and the characters are all idiots who deserve everything they get.
On the other hand, this flick has an absurdly high body count, plenty of splashy gore, and even some totally gratuitous girl-on-girl action (!!) so slasher movie fans should find it mildly entertaining as long as they're not too picky.
Soooo... yeah, this movie sucked, but it was still better than Zombie's "Halloween II" or the last couple of sequels in the "real" Halloween series...of course, that's not saying much.
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL Reviewed on 3/4/2011...
I caught this via the 'Chiller' channel (so it had some obvious edits) and I have to say, if you can forgive some of the bad acting, laughable dialogue and over-the-top kills & gore, its not half bad. I'm used to junk ripoffs from The Asylum, and this flick definitely had its "idea" from Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, but all in all, its bloody, its gory, has plenty of sex & boobies, and probably best of all, its a SHORT flick! So if you hate it, you'll only have wasted approx an hour & 15 minutes (not counting the credits). I'm also a sucker for Halloween-themed movies like Carpenter's Halloween and Trick 'R Treat.
Worth seeing at LEAST once. Maybe a night with some pals over to riff it while downing some drinks. I'm putting this one on my WL.
Halloween Night will truly deliver for horror fans!
Kevin S. Gierlach | New Castle, PA USA | 11/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I went into my viewing of Halloween Night cautiously, not expecting much. I was dead wrong! This horror flick will produce some gruesome and horrifying scenes that will make you want to watch it over & over again. The acting is classic & will make you want more! If you're a true horror and gore fan, you have to have this in your collection."
Worst movie Sid the Elf has seeen to date--and that's saying
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 10/01/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"We, Sid the Elf, have seen a ton of crappy movies in our time. It's our lifeblood. There's nothing we enjoy more than a movie trying to be legitamately good and falling on its face, causing us to fall on the floor laughing. We consider Death Ring the best movie we've ever seen--seriously. We once reviewed a film called Wicked Games. Here's a line from our review, "We are 100% convinced that this mess was filmed in one day with a home video camera, and a very cheap one at that." We gave Wicked Games 4 stars so obviously we don't have a problem with low-budget bad movies. But this one was truly awful in every way imaginable. We decided to pick this one up because the cover passed the movie off as kind of a based on a true story version of Halloween which could not be more up our alley. Not so much. Excellent marketing idea, though by the losers who made this film, take something successful and ride its coattails by leading people to believe your product is similar. Then add the "based on a true story twist" and you've snookered enough people in to keep yourself in lattes and hybrids for at least a few years. Check out Derek Osedach on IMDB and you'll see this is a patern.
The film starts out with a kid watching his mother being raped and killed by guys in white masks. One of the killer's bullets hits a steam pipe the kid is hiding behind, burning him and badly disfiguring him. So the kid gets sent off to a sanitarium. That's the true story part of the film, not that interesting. Then we have some complete yambags years later who utter "dude" every two seconds. These winners are having a halloween party. The disfigured guy escapes from the sanitarium and makes his way back to his old house--you guessed it, the same house where the halloween party is taking place. And, if Sid was a betting man, the producer's house as well. While we're on this subject, there is absolutely no way that this film cost more than $2000 to make. Anyway, the disfigured guy is wearing a copper mask and black getup, this is aparently the same costume as one of the party-planners. Not that this matters mind you, because the disfigured guy just obliterates the idiot at the door letting people in. So once he's inside, the killer just takes people out in some really gory ways, appealing to people who like that sort of thing. So it had that going for it as well as some truly lukewarm girl-girl makeout scenes. A decent ammount of gore and chicks kissing chicks, and a few nude shots. Those are the highlights. I'd love to see the people who enjoyed this flick.
At the end, the killer gets away from the party house after killing mostly everybody because all the partygoers and even the cops believe the whole scene to be an elaborate hoax by the hosts of the party. The last thing we see is the killer wearing a paper plate and magic marker mask--seriously--getting picked up while hitchhiking by a guy in a '93 Chevy Cavalier. What does this mean? Well, for one, that our hypothesized $2000 budget for the film is probably grossly over estimated, and that there is room for a sequel. For the sake of horror fans, let's hope the stars, director, and producer stay on at their landscaping/cashier/Starbucks barrista jobs instead of making a sequel to this crap.
Sid believes it is needless to say that we are recomend staying away from this garbage. If you're a huge Halloween fan, like us, you will be temped to pick this one up. Resist the urge, this film is nothing like Halloween. Not even remotely in the same league. And yes, this is the worst film we have ever seen. And yes we were pretty steamed that we wasted time watching the crap. We only reserve this barb for films we truly hate with a passion: If you do decide to rent this movie, when you return it to your local video store, scream "He's gone! The Evil is gone from here!""
B horror film
erickufo | el paso, texas United States | 10/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, they tried and thats why they deserved a review: The plot overall is a little old,you know,the mother gets raped and murdered in front of her kid, the kid gets nutts,goes to a hospital,grows older, escapes, and seeks for revenge. Two things in the movie that made me laugh was when one of the girls gets handcuffed to a bed (lift that side of the bed and your free!) and the other one, another girl blocks a door by putting a chair to hold the door closed by the knob(but,the door opens the other way, but nobody noticed during the film!!! o my god) ok, i still enjoy a little watching B horror films."
As bad as it gets
David A. Camack | Eatontown, New Jersey USA | 07/01/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen in any genre! The acting is so bad that these people can't even pull off a McDonald's commercial! Even worse, is that the story is not even based on actual events. The actors can't even die well, meaning if you enjoy gore this thing will just put you to sleep. The obligitory lesbian scenes are overused to the point of being boring as well. I spent almost $5.00 at Blockbuster for this DVD rental, while it should be $3.00 to own, if you really want to waste the 1.20 mins. to watch it. If the makers took their time just a bit,it may have been a decent story, as it does show some promise with the Halloween party prank(which is the subplot),but it falls short as being a direct to video, and tries to borrow too much fromm other worthy classics."