- The Demon appears to be another South African horror film I don't like, it's pretty sad when the best South African horror film I can think of is Return of the Family.
- Night Of The Demon - 1981; The Unexpected Guest - 1982; The Plague - 1983; British Standard Approved - 1985; Heart Of Our Time - 1985.
- Demon. Type: Full-length; Release date: June 1981; Catalog ID: P-11343; Version desc.: Japan. Label: Carrere; Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM).
- Shattering screams pierce the stillness of a country night as the residents of a small community become prey of a possessed, demon -like.
- The Demon was released direct to video in the USA on March 1st 1981 by Thorn EMI. On April 28, 1983, the film made its US television debut.
Popular reviews. The Demon appears to be another South African horror film I don't like, it's pretty sad when the best South African horror film I can think of is Return of the Family Man and I wasn't even really crazy about that one either. If someone knows of a great horror film from this country, please enlighten me. The Demon starts off fast and then quickly slows down more and more until it becomes difficult to watch. A killer runs around killing people at random. It's never really disclosed who the demon is, how the demon came to be, why he's called the demon, why he kills, or anything really. However, I like mindless killings so I'm okay with that.
There are some suspenseful scenes which does make it interesting at times but for the most part it just dragged too much for me. The main issue is that everything is so arbitrary. The setting (South Africa), why the main female character is even there, there are strange subplots that have little to do with anything. It almost seems like halfway through they just decided to switch the plot. So much wrong with it with nothing interesting visually happening to keep your attention and raise your anticipation for even a little.