Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
Between scenes of splattering gore in which severed heads literally roll across the floor, the movie has a good time spoofing itself and a gallery of mostly sleazy characters who confront a crew of blood-thirsty demons.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
There's still a lot of filler in this chiller.
Richard Harrington - Washington Post
Joe Leydon - Variety
Pic is neither funny enough nor scary enough to be fully satisfying as either a shocker or a spoof.
Variety Staff - Variety
Good entertainment stretched to three times its natural length is rarely three times better, but bad entertainment dragged out that long will typically be three times worse.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Next time out, let's hope it involves a story that can stand on its own, without having to be propped up by the Crypt Keeper's silly patter.
David Kronke - Los Angeles Times
As for fans of Zane, if there was ever a film where the man breaks loose with his charm and enthusiasm, "Demon Knight" is his podium.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Pinkett, at least, went on to better things.
Dean Essner - Film4
Good-humored gore, ably directed by Ernest Dickerson.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
The first in a series, but standards will need to impove if it's to survive.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Billy Zane's finest hour. Yeah, I know, that's depressing.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Bob Grimm - Las Vegas Mercury
A big, dumb Night of the Living Dead rip-off with demons that convince you that Pumpkinhead must have reproduced. Fun junk.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
I don't want to spoil what happens next, but can reveal that it involves: torn limbs, spurting gore, decapitations, eyeballs and guts spilled on the floor -- the standard gruesome stuff.
Walter V. Addiego - San Francisco Examiner
Appallingly straightforward horror fare.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
The problem here is clearly the script, with very little that is original and amusing.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Don't feel bad if you miss the first five minutes or have to leave for the last five because, not only are they completely expendable, but it's nothing you can't see every week in the comfort of your own living room.
Joey O'Bryan - Austin Chronicle
The movie isn't particularly well-paced, and I found it dull.
Edward Guthmann - San Francisco Chronicle