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The Rabid Dog’s House: Hell Night

The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings. He will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode we’re looking back at the underrated Gothic slasher, Hell Night!

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Hell Night is a 1981 horror flick directed by Tom DeSimone and stars Linda Blair and Peter Barton. This feature follows a group of pledges as they spend the night in the local haunted house. Typically, in fraternity terms, Hell Night is a term used to describe the harmless pranks pledges must endure to gain acceptance. For this group, the pranks turn into a horrific reality.

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Written by Justin Steele
Justin Steele is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. His focus was the representation of women and minorities in contemporary media. In addition to writing, he hosts the 411popCulture channel on YouTube. He enjoys Rep Theatre and once performed on Broadway. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his 15-year-old cat. He is a die-hard horror fan with a particular affinity for slasher films.
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