Night of the Demon (1980)

Article 4880 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-24-2015
Directed by James C. Wasson
Featuring Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins
Country: USA
What it is: Bigfoot movie

A professor and five students undertake an expedition to locate a murderous Bigfoot.

The worst Bigfoot movie? Probably not; the competition is way too stiff, and as long as CURSE OF BIGFOOT is still floating around, I don’t think this one has to worry. It is, however, the sleaziest and goriest one I’ve seen so far. Lots of blood flows in this movie, though none of it is really convincing, and when it’s not being gory, it’s usually being fairly dull. It does have a few oddball plot elements to add to the mix, especially those involving the Bigfoot’s relationship with a young girl, her religious fanatic father, and a coven of townspeople who worship the creature as a deity. It does have its fans among those who love no-budget sleazy drive-in fare, but with the bad acting and poor cinematography, I can’t really recommend this one to anyone else.


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