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Demons (1985) Horror Movie Review

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Demons (1985)

Lamberto Bava, son of the Italian horror legend and giallo godfather Mario Bava, teamed up with modern master Dario Argento (cowriter and producer) for this slick gorefest, a triumph of style and special effects over movie logic. Set in a refurbished German movie palace, our hapless soon-to-be victims arrive for a sneak preview of a horror movie only to see the gore unfold in the audience, as well as onscreen. While the exposition remains murky, one patron finds that an infected cut leads to a gooey transformation, and every one of her victims follows suit until the snaggle-toothed monsters outnumber the humans. The survivors, trapped in the tomb of a theater, must fend off attacks à la George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Borrowing liberally from films such as Dawn of the Dead and The Tingler, Demons also anticipates Scream in its cinema-savvy references, not to mention its undeniably Neve Campbell-ish heroine. The blaring heavy-metal-hard-rock soundtrack and the carnival horror-house atmosphere helps remind us that this is all just stupid fun. Despite the overwhelming body count, excessive gore, and rivers of green demon pus, the cartoonishly grotesque killings avoid the sadistic edge of many Italian horror films. By the climax of the film the premise is long forgotten in a ghoul apocalypse, but who’s watching this for the story anyway?


A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

About Demons (1985)

Title: Demons
Year: 1985
Starring: Michele Soavi, Lamberto Bava, Bobby Rhodes, Eliana Miglio, Urbano Barberini, Karl Zinny, Peter Pitsch, Lino Salemme, Nicoletta Elmi, Claudio Spadaro, Stelio Candelli, Sami Habib Ahmed, Nicole Tessier, Geretta Geretta, Victor Beard, Paolo Corazzi, Guido Baldi, Giovanni Frezza, Bettina Ciampolini, Claudio Insegno, Giuseppe Mauro Cruciano, Sally Day, Jasmine Maimone, Marcello Modugno, Natasha Hovey, Fiore Argento, Paola Cozzo, Enrica Maria Scrivano, Fabiola Toledo, Alex Serra
Runtime: 88 minutes
Director: Lamberto Bava
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.6/5 stars from 95 users. Reviews: 95.
Genre: Horror

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