They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.
A group of people are trapped in a West Berlin movie theater infested with ravenous demons who proceed to kill and possess the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.
We got to stop it I tell you, we got to stop the movie!
-Tony the Pimp
One of the film's main characters is called Tony the Pimp, what more do you want? You'll come for the extreme gore and stay for the horribly dubbed bad dialogue. It's a must-see film for fans of Italian Horror.
Note: If you're not a fan of Italian Horror Gorefests then disregard the star rating. Those who'll appreciate this film already know who they are.
An absolute blast which looks bloody brilliant in the new UK Blu edition. Brilliant make up effects from maestro Stivaletti, a wonderful soundtrack from Simonetti and a fun at times meta-plot which doesn't take itself seriously but also isn't entirely brainless. Fun.
I must say, this movie was a genuine surprise for me! I decided to watch it when I saw that Michele Soavi was envolved with it, and he's one of my favorite italian directors (I'm not so familiar with Bava's work). It looks like an italian Evil Dead, very gruesome, gory and bloody with some fantastic make up that only the 80's could offer, and one of the protagonists reminded me a lot of Ash. The soundtrack is pure heavy metal, which is in my opinion a great choice!
It's funny how this movie could easily be a zombie movie! It have all the elements, but the demons are really nice too, I'll look foward the other movies on the franchise to see if they are good as this one.
The death knell of horror has been bashed into oblivion. It is clearly alive and out there, to whatever judgment of quality is the real question. What is surely dead is the rock n roll spirit of blood and guts. Wall to wall chaos. Demons embraces this 80s mentality which most certainly could be stitched together into a 21rst century aesthetic. The 80s have been resurrected and bludgeoned so many different ways, there is still an untapped novelty to bringing the Argento style to the forefront to inspire new generations who don't have the wherewithal to discover giallos on their own.
A simplicity in plot would be the first priority. Introduce antagonists who cannot be explained with exposition. Explode some…
Nostalgic and fun are two words that can define how much I LOVE Demons.
As a young kid, the cover of the VHS made me realize that this movie could be really gross and scary with that greenish demon with the clumps of skin hanging from it body. I was dared in watching this movie and never forgot how gruesome it was until now re-watching it on glorious Blu-ray (thanks Arrow films). The Fun aspect comes in many forms, between the bad dubbing, awful character that you come to like with special names like Hot dog ,Baby Pig & Frank the Pimp.
I don't know if my nostalgic glasses have been on too long to see any faults specially with the…
As I woke up last Friday with the wind and rain rapping at my bedroom window, I decided to brew a pot of Lady Grey tea, turn on the PS3 & TV and go through some of the files I’ve got backed up on the hard disc. What followed was an impromptu look back at my favorite decade of horror (and undoubtably the best decade for gore) as I worked through a bunch of ’80s classics that I can now finally cross off my “I Can’t Believe You Haven’t Watched That Yet” list. First up was Demons.
I am a huge fan of Italian director Mario Bava and had been meaning to check out his son’s notorious film (produced by Dario…
‘Demons’ is a ridiculously entertaining piece of atmospheric gory schlock with a cheesy B movie charm and a very smart premise making it impossible for most hardened horror fans to ignore. Many of that said fandom hail the film as Lamberto Bava’s masterpiece, which really is not saying much looking over the director’s body of work. However, credit is due where credit is due and this is the one the son of legendary auteur Mario Bava will be remembered for - a somewhat bright spot that shines out of his filmography that is eclipsed by his late great father’s shadow. While by far no way the great example of genre cinema that its fanbase would have you believe, it is…
Fun, OTT, gory and laugh out loud funny.
Demons is a riot a horror made for pure entertainment.
Solid, and effect-wise well made, cheesy 80s horror from Bava Jr. Goes more for the gore and mindlessness than some serious scares, but hey, that is totally fine with me. Great make up in this one, some seriously ridiculous dialogue and a quite surprising ending, considering the film's tone otherwise.
An almost perfectly rendered nightmare with funny overdubbing. The proverbial eclectic group of strangers is invited to watch a strange movie at an old theater, and hi jinks and horror ensues. Once the horror takes hold, the carnage is just about non stop but never tedious.
When Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) is accosted by a mysterious man with half a metal face (who may or may not be Marcus from Terminator: Salvation) on the Berlin subway she is given a ticket to a free horror film screening in a newly reopened cinema. But she regrets the decision when the eclectic group of patrons are exposed to a plague that turns them into the same creatures from the film, and the doors and windows have somehow been bricked up leaving them trapped inside. It’s the same thing I felt when I went to see Johnny English: Reborn.
Demons may be ‘presented’ by Giallo master Dario Argento, but Lamberto Bava’s film is far from sophisticated euro-horror. It’s a heavily…
Clásicazo de mi infancia. Sí. A mi me ponían estas pelis de pequeño y calculando cuando salió, la debí ver por primera vez a los 4-5 años apróx. Tambien la emitieron en esos ciclos de terror que daban en A3 ("Noche de lobos"). Soy muy fan de esta peli con enormes dosis de gore.
What a very silly lot of nonsense - demons in a cinema in which a group of cinema-goers have been trapped.
Old school 80ies rubber demons!
This movie tends to be nonsensical (something that sometimes turns me off) and boy does it go off the rails in the last 15 minutes with some befuddling things.
That said, this is still a wildly entertaining and fun film. I am a sucker for practical gore effects done well, 80's-riffic music and wacky characters, so that may be part of this rating. But I am glad I enjoyed it as much as I did after having seen parts of it before then putting off seeing it in full until tonight.
I mean, characters like Tony the Pimp and Ripper, and a scene involving the song Fast as a Shark and features a dirt bike AND a samurai sword... that makes the movie memorable alone.