Despite the fact that Linda Blair rocks the worst Victorian up do bun that I have ever seen throughout the film, it is actually pretty good. A Fraternity is putting it's pledges though a hazing known as Hell Night. The pledges have to spend the night at the Gothic Garth Manor, site a horrific murder/suicide 12 years prior. The demented patriarch, Raymond Garth, murdered his wife and children in the Manor. He then killed himself. The only problem is that the Police never found Raymond's body, nor that of his youngest son, the mute Andrew. Rumor has it, Andrew still lives in the Manor.
Luckily the Scooby Gang brought drugs and booze to get them through the night. Before long they start hearing screams throughout the manor. When they go to investigate they realize that members of the Fraternity have "rigged" the house to scare them. This sounds like a pretty good Fraternity! Sign me up.
Everything is going along very well until the kids start really dying. I mean, they start getting their heads chopped off! The fun and games are over when the remaining pledges must fight to stay alive from the unseen terror lurking in the house.....
Oh, there you are terror! Wouldn't you know it, it's Andrew, and he is super pissed. I mean, he watched his whole family die, and now he has to put up with Linda Blair's whining! I would go on a murderous rampage too!
Hell Night looks great. The set design is fantastic. Andrew is really scary looking, and the Director, Tom De Simone, really knows how to build tension. Linda Blair's character is kind of an annoying Buzz Kill, but she finally flashes her Final Girl card at the end. I was in the mood for a "so bad it's good" Slasher and I got a "well, that's pretty good" Slasher. Lucky for me, there are plenty of bad Slashers out there, and I am sure it won't be long before I encounter my next one.
Warning: Hell Night has no boobs in it, if that is your thing. Linda Blair has quite an impressive rack, but that hair! Oh God, that hair!