Somewhere between Poltergeist and Agatha Christie novels lies Angel of the Night, a super-ambitious sexvid that disappoints only because there's not enough of Angel. She appears in two sex scenes, one that really heats up the TV screen. But for more Angel, you should check out Angel's Revenge. On the other hand, most of the rest of the sex is superbly videotaped, with Buffy Davis emerging as a bona fide, big-busted star with some outrageously steamy sexual action.
The haunted house story, with Angel's sudden disappearance and a portrait as the focus, gets muddled and confusing at times. But there's an abundance of plot, rare for a shot-on-video feature. We get horror movie cliches, a seance, a couple of harmless murders and a mystery with a ho hum conclusion.
So let's talk about Buffy instead. Not to be confused with the Buffy from TV's late Family Affair (since she's dead), her scene with Peter North, where he gives it to her anally, ranks up there with the best video sex scenes this year. If she doesn't make it big, something's wrong with this industry. Angel's previously mentioned hot scene occurs with Paul Thomas and Tammy Hart at the end of the feature, and if you like lesbian scenes, she takes on Brittany Stryker at the tape's outset.
Credit director Richard Mailer for a well-shot sexvid (a few bad edits are the only minor problems technically) and for having the guts to try a full-fledged plot with character development. Let's take the same director with a better script and I'd bet we'd have something really special.