Hack-O-Lantern (aka Death Mask, aka Halloween Night, aka The Damning) is a truly bizarre film and amazing film. Low-budget, cheesy and totally 80s, it has everything you've come to know and love about the straight-to-video horror days. Satanic cults, partying teens, a cool mask, nudity and a rocking hair band soundtrack.
So yeah, sounds pretty standard. You've seen this all before right? Well not quite like this! Hack-O-Lantern tells the story of Tommy a young boy, enthralled with his eccentric grandpa (Hy Pyke), but forbidden to see him. You see, grandpa's up to some weird shit.
Like weird satanic shit.
We flash forward to Tommy as an adult, still living at home with his mother and sister. As Halloween Night approaches he becomes increasingly distant and aggressive. His family desperately tries to communicate with him and convince the brother (now the town sheriff) to intervene.
A true gem of a cult film, check out Hack-O-Ween if you've never seen it. Just don't take it to seriously and watch out for Grandpa!
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