Following the suicide of his wife on Halloween night one year prior, investigative reporter David Shipman goes in search of the Satanic cult who he believes made his wife kill herself along with all the other strange deaths that have been happening. This year as Halloween approaches a cult of masked killers stalk and prey on the inhabitants of a small town and must sacrifice 5 victims to make up each point of the pentagram.
David Shipman joins up with Lana Williams who is on a search of her own to find her brother who disappeared one year ago at Halloween. As things progress we discover that Lana believes the Satanic cult may be behind the disappearance of her brother. Local police don’t want to know and won’t help, leaving Lana and David to face the cult on their own, but will they find what they are looking for or become victims? As you can tell from the plot it is rather formulaic but that doesn’t mean the film isn’t well written. As for the directing and the film itself it is paced well and it doesn’t slow down until the credits roll. John Dugan also makes an appearance as a Vietnam vet, name sound familiar? He played Grandpa in ‘THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE‘ (1974). The only thing that really lets the film down is the sound mix as there is moments when you feel like you are watching a badly dubbed movie and in other moments its almost like they forgot to record the actors lines altogether! With that said, if you want to see a Satanic slasher film ‘ALL SINNERS NIGHT‘ is a good place to start.
Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins