Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

"Fasten your drool cups and hold on to your vomit bags! We're going to the movies!"


Brayker is a drifter entrusted with the responsibility of protecting a holy object.
One that takes the form of a key adorned with 7 stars. The key is the last of 7 keys needed
by malevolent beings hell bent for world destruction. It also must be filled with the blood of it's
earthly guardian, usually in the advent of death, before it can be passed to another.
The blood within is the only thing that can combat the evil.

Any poor soul chosen, will be appointed with the vital task of keeping the key way from
the hellish creatures intent on bathing the world in darkness. And safeguarding the object
is far from an easy task. Brayker is constantly on the run from a entity in human form
known as, the collector, who wishes to possess the key.

His attempt to evade the collector and the police, leads Brayker to Wormwood, New Mexico.
Where he seeks refuge in a run down hotel filled with tenants from all walks of life.
His presence there endangers the hotel guests, who are not immediately aware of the fate
that has been assigned to them. Not until they are forced to stay in the hotel.
While hideous demons try their hardest to get inside.

The last person to survive the onslaught, will be given the task of guarding the key for an
undisclosed amount of time. Finally, releasing Brayker from his decades of running.
And that's only if they aren't possessed or massacred by the collector's demoniacal creations.

Lets see who makes it through the night ;)


I have always had a special place in my blackened little heart for this film.
I was about 9 or 10 when I saw it in the theater with my folks. Appropriate family viewing
it is not, but I will remain eternally grateful for the fact that my folks were and still are the
antithesis of the Cleavers.

Even with many nights filled with nightmares fueled by the endless monster mash
taking place in our living room. I wouldn't have it any other way ;)

This entertaining little piece of party fodder has it all. Stunning make-up effects.
Engaging characters. Nasty demons. Gore galore. And the right dose of humor, courtesy
of the delicious Billy Zane, as the collector.

I really fucking love this film!

Availability: Whether it's by itself (which I recommend, because Bordello of Blood
is absolute shite.) or as a double feature, this title still appears to be in print.

Price: 3-9$

Screen Captures: (No copyright infringement intended.)

1 comment:

Soiled Sinema said...

Billy Zane. Oh, how I love thee.