Hell Night (1981)

USA, 1981
35mm film, Metrocolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Tom DeSimone.

Plot Summary

Four pledges hoping to join the Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity must spend the night in Garth Manor where, twelve years previously, an entire family was murdered. But local legend has it that one deranged member of the family survived and is still living in the long-abandoned mansion…


Director: Tom DeSimone
BLT Productions Ltd, Media Home Entertainment
Executive Producers: Chuck Russell, Joseph Wolf
Producers: Bruce Cohn Curtis, Irwin Yablans
Script: Randolph Feldman
Director of Photography: Mac Ahlberg
Editor: Anthony DiMarco
Music: Dan Wyman
Costume Designer: Lennie Barin
Make Up Effects: Ken Horn, Tom Schwartz
Special Effects: Court Wizard Special Effects
Art Director: Steven Legler
Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA; Kimberly Crest Estate, Redlands, California, USA; Redlands, California, USA; South Pasadena, California, USA; University of Redlands, Redlands, California, USA
Casting: Johanna Ray

Linda Blair (Marti)
Vincent Van Patten (Seth)
Peter Barton (Jeff Reed)
Kevin Brophy (Peter Bennett)
Jenny Neumann (May)
Suki Goodwin (Denise Dunsmore)
Jimmy Sturtevant (Scott)
Hal Ralston (older cop)
Carey Fox (younger cop)
Ronald Gans (driver)
Gloria Heilman (party girl)

Alternative Titles

Helvetesnatten – Swedish Finnish title
Helvetin yƶ – Finnish title


Film Review 1982-1983 by F. Maurice Speed (ed.) p.153 – credits, review