A group of teenage friends are out for laughs on Halloween night, but after a shooting incident, in which one of them is wounded and a cop is killed, they take refuge in foreboding Hull House. It is only then that they remember the house is supposedly possessed by demons, but they are still not suspicious when the mysterious Angela approaches them. She then turns the kids against each other, transforming them into gory demonic types along the way.
From the director of Nightmare Man
(1999) and sundry episodes of Due South
and The Outer Limits
TV series comes Demon House
, a schlocky horror flick re-titled to disguise the fact that it's actually Night of the Demons III
. Here we see yet another visit by a group of stupid teenagers to a house wherein lies a doorway to Hell. Amelia Kinkade returns as evil hostess Angela, but that's all there is to link back to the previous two movies--they even use an entirely different house! As for the plot: it's Halloween and two girls with car trouble hitch a lift from a vanload of clichéd "kids" who accidentally hold up a Kwik-E-Mart. They hide in the out-of-bounds funeral parlour, Hull House, which--you'll never guess--has a history of mysterious murders. Then, in a surprising twist, they begin to be picked off one-by-one and transformed into a variety of demons. A race ensues to see who will survive until sun-up. The camera trickery is right out of Sam Raimi's vastly superior Evil Dead
trilogy, while even the titillating nudity is dispensed with in the first few minutes. At least the CGI credits sequence is impressive.
On the DVD: Check out the extras: a trailer! 12 "interactive" chapters! 4:3 screen ratio! Plastic case! --Paul Tonks