Sunday, February 10, 2013
Happy Hell Night (1992, Brian Owens)
A crazy, demonic-looking priest - imprisoned in an asylum for massacring a bunch of college kids 25 years prior - is accidentally set free by a couple of idiots who break into the prison for a fraternity prank. He runs around on Halloween night - armed with a mini pickaxe - killing party-goers.
There's some kinda demonic tie-in when Darren McGavin shows up, explaining some haphazardly conceived back story that they fail to make clear throughout the entire fucking movie. The kill scenes are moderately gory, but nothing at all special and there's only one scene of brief nudity. The only positive note I got on this is the killer. He looks fucking creepy! That's where the previously mentioned "potential" came into play, but was ultimately lost by EVERY other piss poor execution in the construction of the muddled story. Also, it's just cliche and bland. Don't even bother with this one.