During the opening scenes of John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, we follow a two man crew of Norwegians chasing a dog across the Antarctic tundra by way of helicopter. The Norwegians land near an American base camp, getting killed due to mental errors and a language barrier that prevents them from conveying the danger that will follow the Americans if the dog lives.
Following many of the tropes established by the previously successful films of the genre, “Hell Night” takes place primarily at the abandoned Garth Manor, which has a dark history…
There is a bleak irony that this once lost film from horror icon George Romero would be about the ways in which the elderly become lesser people among society, once they outlived their ability to be productive.
The cast is filled with people whom most would not have recognized at the time, with Christopher George being the most well known of the bunch. For those familiar with Italian horror and exploitation cinema, there are names that people will recognize.