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"Pray for day!"—Tagline
Hell Night is a Slasher Flick from the year 1981.
It centers around a bunch of new fraternity kids, who in a part of hazing are locked up in the abandoned Garth Manor. Supposedly, old man Garth killed his family and hung himself several years ago and the manor is said to be haunted. Unfortunately for our protagonists, someone is still lurking within the manor walls and he doesn't take tresspassers kindly.
This film contains the examples of:
- Alliterative Name: Denise Dunsmore.
- Axe Before Entering
- Blood From the Mouth
- Cassandra Truth: Due to their fraternity's excessive partying and pranks, the cops won't believe Seth when he tries to tell them what happened at Garth Manor.
- Chase Scene
- Closed Circle: Closing the gates to the Garth Manor is part of the initation.
- Creepy Basement
- Cue the Sun: The film ends just after the sunrise.
- Dangerous Windows
- Death by Sex
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Driven to Suicide: Raymond Garth prior to the events of the film.
- Dumb Blonde: Denise.
- Enemy Rising Behind
- Enforced Method Acting: Jeff's limping after the scene where he is thrown down a flight of stairs is real, as Jeff's actor really hurt his leg.
- Final Girl: Marti.
- Hollywood Darkness
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
- Knife Nut: A meat cleaver is put to deadly use.
- Masquerade Ball: The film begins with fraternity having a costume party.
- Mirror Scare: Peter tries to do it to Denise, but it fails.
- Mr. Exposition
- My Car Hates Me
- My Name Is Not Durwood: Denise constantly calls Seth Wes.
- Neck Lift
- Neck Snap
- Never Recycle a Building: The Garth Manor, which has been abandoned for 12 years.
- Not Quite Dead
- Off with His Head
- Outside Ride
- Owl Be Damned: An owl provides a Cat Scare to May at one point.
- Peek-a-Boo Corpse
- Police Are Useless
- The Reveal: There are two killers prowling the Garth Manor grounds.
- Shirtless Scene
- Shoot Out the Lock
- Sinister Scythe: Peter is killed with one.
- Surfer Dude: Seth.
- Totally Radical: Seth uses the term "radical" couple times.
- Window Pain
- Wrench Wench: Marti, who has worked in her father's garage during high school.