Night of the Demon (1980)

Nomination Year: 2008
SYNOPSIS:  Just your average homicidal-Bigfoot movie. If such a thing exists. Professor Nugent (Professor of what? At what institution?) and several college students take a trip into a backwoods area to try and track down the truth about several mysterious deaths which have been attributed to Bigfoot -- and then re-attributed to more mundane matters.

They behave abominably, breaking up a pagan ritual that they stumble across, trespassing, harassing "Crazy Wanda," forcing her to relive old memories, breaking into her house, stealing her shotgun, exhuming her dead baby, the list goes on and on. When Bigfoot finally shows up and starts killing the college kids, it's well-deserved.

"Let's Up The Rating To 'R'"

If This Van's A-Rockin', Bigfoot Comes Knockin'
A man and woman have pulled off the road in the woods, and are having clandestine sex in the back of a classic 1970s full-size van. Out of nowhere, Bigfoot shows up (did they have the door open?) and hauls the man out of the van.

"Alas, Poor Yorick"

Sleeping Bag Horseshoes?
Bigfoot happens upon a camper sleeping in the woods. Bigfoot picks up the sleeping bag, and twirls it over his head, around and around and around, finally letting it fly ... to a pile of brush where the camper is impaled (still within the sleeping bag) on a sharp branch.

Stupidest-Looking Monster

It's Big(ot)foot!
Bigfoot kind of looks like a racist's idea of the "inferior races of Africa": large, dark, hairy, and overall just plain goofy-looking.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Michael Cutt despite his first film role being Night of the Demon, he went on to a long career in television 
Shane Dixon primarily a stuntman and stunt coordinator for Hollywood movies, large and small -- this was one of his few acting roles 
Lynn Eastman  
Melanie Graham  
Jennifer West one of her few non-porn-film credits 
Director Claim to Fame
James C. Wasson this is his only imdb credit ... imagine that 

Kevin Hogan

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