Hack-O-Lantern aka Halloween Night (1988) [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093135/[/url]
Director: Jag Mundhra
Crazy-ass 80's flick for your Halloween viewing pleasure.
[left]From the vhs packaging:
"Strange things are happening in Tommy's seemingly perfect town...a bloody pitchfork is found beside a mutilated corpse...dark chanting permeates the night chill...a deranged man warns of murder and madness...graves are robbed...and an ancient evil is about to be unleashed on the most devilish day - and night - of all: Hallowen.
Enter into a world of black secrets, revenge, and death. Spine chilling suspense, shocking revelations and the ultimate terror of all are about to be revealed...when the sun goes down and the wind begins to howl. It is the season of the witch...and the night of the devil. It is the unspeakable fear of HACK O'LANTERN..."
"Shot in dingy 16mm somewhere in Los Angeles and released straight to video, Halloween Night is the most entertaining Halloween-themed trash film you'll ever see. Director Jag Mundhra (earlier: Open House; later: lots of softcore porn) is well aware of that fact. Aside from the wandering, too-good-to-be-true happenings, this film was afforded the advantage of being birthed by a group of filmmakers who couldn't have cared less. Arbitrary dubbing that isn't always dubbed (whoops!). Actors who shit a brick at the slightest hint of emotion. Genius mis-casting of Hy Pyke (Slithis) as the murderous, sissified gramps. Ridiculously lazy Halloween costumes. Obviously, the persistence speaks for itself.
As the credits rolled, my head followed. Then the Unit Production Manager nod scrolled by. It read: "Dude". God help me.
I'm still blunted. Halloween Night has everything. It's the kind of asinine, late 80s trash film that seems to only exist in dreams. But then you actually see it. Find a copy as soon as possible."
[left]GSpot v2.70a avi file details:
Filesize.....: 1,092,243,448 bytes
Runtime......: 1:26:24 (155338 frames)
Video Codec..: XviD 1.1.2 Final (B-VOP//)
Video Bitrate: 1566 kbps
Aspect Ratio.: 624x480 (1.300)
Framerate....: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec..: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 121kbps 2ch VBR 48000Hz