1980s fan favorite Night of the Demons gets the big birthday treatment at the Hollywood Horrorfest on Saturday, July 28th (get tickets). Celebrating the film’s 30th in-person will be Director Kevin Tenney plus cast & crew, including Philip Tanzini, Cathy Podewell, Kevin Kutchaver, Kathy Zielinski, Steve Johnson, Lance Fenton, Billy Gallo & Hal Havins for a post-screening Q&A, photo-ops aplenty and 80’s after-party for all. More names TBA.
This colorful fundraising event benefits the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM in E. Los Angeles.
“Kevin Tenney has been amazing in putting the cast together for this charity event, and we’ve had so many people donate both prizes and their services for free. Everyone’s doing it for the love. Shows you how much respect Kevin and the film have amongst fans and people in the industry,” says Festival Director Miles Flanagan.
Night of the Demons (1988) was such a success, grossing over $3 million against its $1 million budget, that it spawned two sequels and a remake, but did anyone know at the time how successful this little indie was going to be?
“Honestly, if you’d asked any one of the cast or crew members on the set of Night of the Demons thirty-something years ago, not one of us would’ve predicted our little low-budget film would become a holiday perennial, and still be screening for hardcore fans in sold-out venues today,” said Tenney. “We all just did our best and hoped it would find an appreciative audience. Mission accomplished, I guess…”
Adds Flanagan: “It’s not a regular cinema but more of a club – with a proscenium stage, full bar and even a retro disco ball for the after-party. It’s going to be awesome. Our own 80’s prom for adults.”
There’ll be celebrity raffles (with some amazing prizes donated by Arrow Video, Wild Eye Releasing, Susete Saraiva, Mull House Pinworks, Dead End Toyz, Will Turner, Hello Gorgeous Creations, Knee High Horror, The Horror Corner and Lunaris Records). There’ll be celebrity photo ops with the entire cast, NOTD cosplay competitions and much more. The Q&A will be moderated by celebrated journalist Pat Jankiewicz (author of “Just When You Thought it Was Safe – A JAWS Companion”).
Dress accordingly (prizes for best, or should that be worst, 80’s attire). Expect more 80’s horror icons to be there, and party like it’s 1988 Night of the Demons.