80 favorite movies from the 80s. I've attempted to put them in order. There's a lot of movies I need…
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.
A moral lesson on why you should never ever ever accept free movie tickets from a fella dressed as a bootleg Phantom of the Opera.
So, what happens when a group of people including a duo of college class skipping ladies, a pair of yuppie yuppies, a young first love couple, a wise old blindman and his nymphomaniac companion, a gang of Class of 84 reject punks, and a mackdaddy pimp and his two ho's all get trapped in a movie theatre possessed by demons? Total fuckin' chaotic chaos, of course. What makes it even better? When they go from movie watchers, to demon green gooze ooze possessed. God bless, the Italians!
Lamberto Bava in the director's chair. Dario Argento…
Hoop-Tober, Film 9 of 31:
This was some of the most fun I've had with a horror movie in a while. It's almost as if Bava was instructed to direct as 80s of a movie as possible, and proceeded to do exactly that; it's films like these that force me to use "80s" as an adjective, ahah. Seriously though, for what it is, Demons is perfect. The score/soundtrack, the special effects, the meta aspect of film (e.g. the movie theater)... I mean, this movie seemed like it was designed specifically for horror buffs of the time - it's awesome to see a director take his audience into consideration that much during the crafting of his film. There are also moments…
Demons is a rather trashy euro horror directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento who also had a hand in the screenplay.
A group of people are given theatre tickets by a strange bloke wearing half a metallic mask making him look like a cross between a cyborg and the Phantom of the Opera. Upon entering the theatre, there's a display stand with a figure on a motorbike and a metallic cheap looking mask hanging off it that looks like it came from Poundland. One of the girls at the theatre tries on the mask which gives her a little cut when she removes it. Anyway they all sit down for a screening of a diabolically bad horror…
"We got to stop it I tell you, we got to stop the movie!"
This is how you make a horror film, or at least one that's great.
Oh, how I wish I was alive back in 1985 so I could have seen Demons in a movie theater instead of on the television in my bedroom; it definitely seems like the former was a much more enjoyable experience.
The premise in Demons is so great because it's something different that I've never seen before: theater patrons are attacked by demons while they're watching a movie about demons. How fucking rad is that? I bet seeing this film in the theaters would have been great…
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.
ONE OR TWO SPOILERS
The first time I watched Demons, just a couple of years ago, I was still completely unaware of the fact that Italian horror films would be about to set out on a mission to confuse and confound me. As much as I enjoyed it, I did find myself spending way too much time trying to understand bits of it that didn't make sense.
But I get it now. I really do. They're not supposed to make sense. They're supposed to be completely mental. They're supposed to have random nonsensical bits in them that seemingly have no connect or relevance to the rest of the film. They're supposed to just be enjoyed and not questioned too much.…
Feel bad for that girl who got her weave AND her scalp snatched
Cinema horrorama #101
Demons fue diversión absoluta, cosa que no me esperaba. Creí que iba a ver algo más espantoso o más serio, y lo que ocurre es brutal, con muchísimo gore muy bien utilizado, pero lo que terminó por ganarme del todo es la forma tan delirante en que se desarrolla desde su inicio, la manera en que crece hasta volverse una locura espectacular. Qué gran inicio y qué gran locación. Me encantó que toda la película suceda dentro del cine y que se sugiera que el propio cine es un ente maligno, no solamente los demonios que surgen debido a la máscara. Me recordó a esa genialidad que es Remote control en donde el mal viene de cintas…
Cheap 80's gore fest. I liked the tie between the two movies, but it doesn't really go anywhere. Good sound track, the rest is garbage.
The moral of the story is that women are useless.
Also, how is the ticket taker not part of the evil plot?? They set her up to be creepy as hell and even have her wearing bright green -- the color of the demon-spittle!!! -- a color which stands out against all the greys, blues, and reds of the set and in contrast to every other character's outfits, leading a viewer to believe... something that never comes to fruition!
ALSO, how does it take a good hour for a handful of barely competent people locked in a confined space to be overrun but about half that time for ALL OF BERLIN to fall??
There are some holes is what I'm saying.
Lamberto Bava's "Demons" is such a delight, and the cinematic version of a candy bar to somebody like me.
This movie is just batshit insane. A chick tries on a mask and gets a cut. Thus cut causes her to become infected and turn into a demon and one by one the cast is mowed down and turned into demons as the group tries to survive in a locked up theater.
Character development is light. I'm sure half the people never had their name spoken.
Everything else is fantastic! The gore is just insane and gruesome. Where's Dr. Zit when you need her? The character seem to a tally think but it doesn't always work out as planned. No one is save and as the events inside until we follow four people as they drive around. They…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I just came out of a showing for this. My theater had a beautiful screening of this.
WEW LAD. WEEEEEEW LAD.
(He was scratched and didn't become a demon, but she wasn't scratched and she did lel) """""italian Cinèma"""""
Part of the Now Playing Podcast 2016 Fall Donation Series.
The golden ticket
Isn't what it used to be:
These Oompas are mean!
Algo pasa al ver una película dentro de otra película, parece que funciona como una conversación cinéfila, una experiencia más vivencial —en este caso— del horror que se ve y se vive.
La búsqueda de Lamberto Bava por llenar su película de gore y repugnancia, triunfa porque vemos a los personajes llenos de emociones antes de ser «contagiados», y es aquí donde el horror reina, además por supuesto, por un guión en donde Dario Argento es copartícipe, teniendo no sólo una excelente historia sino una atmósfera con todo su sello y color (rojoazul).
Amé el diseño de los demonios, sentí la misma emoción que cuando vi por primera vez Gremlins I, tal vez también por el look ochentero.
Un soundtrack lleno de fuerza.
Thank fuck for Cinemonster; not only does he put together this awesome Hooptober challenge, but he's an all-around great Letterboxd…
I have no idea what "college" or "studying" are...
7 films from franchises(mix-and-match, or the same. 7 total)