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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.
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…
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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…
"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.…
This...this was fantastic!! An unrelenting gore fest with exceptional makeup effects that truly make for nightmare fuel.
Demons is one of the goriest films I've ever seen. I don't care what Juno says, this is way more graphic than Suspiria. The setup is really cool: a whole mess of people are anonymously invited to a movie theater to see an unadvertised horror film. As the film starts playing, the events on the screen begin to occur within the theater as unsuspecting patrons are turned into grotesque demons that begin unleashing utter chaos and carnage within the theater. Due to the setting, there's a real sense of claustrophobia as the surviving patrons work together to…
If you love to see old cult classics in a theater (or you just like the idea of it), then this Italian gore-fest will have a special place in your heart. It's the best movie theater horror film of all-time. It's also one of the top ten blood-gushers of 1985, as well as one of that year's top five face-rippers. Still, don't let the great monster make-up, the dripping mouth slime, the bodies torn in half, the young punk dead meat, the cocaine snorted from a Coca-Cola can, the gratuitous black pimp and the 80s hair metal soundtrack here distract us from what this film is really about, which is a serious study of what would happen if an evil…
Such a simple setup: a random assortment of people trapped in a theatre as an outbreak of demon possession takes over the patrons, turning them on each other.
Lots of blood and gore with action that only seems to get crazier (and what falls through the ceiling!?). Storywise it's not as fleshed out as it could be, but has energy to spare and barrels along with plenty of gruesome moments. You never know who's going to turn.
It took me a long time to finally get around to watching this. Directed by Mario Bava's son Lamberto with script work from Dario Argento, who also produced; "Demons" has everything an 80s gore hound is looking for with a slathering of cheese and some kickin' tunes on the side.
This movie has pretty much everything I love about Italian horror movies. It's campy, it's gruesome, it's stylish, its got cheesy acting; it's a ton of fun.
Great horror movie with an awesome ending.
One of my favorite Italian horror films. There's so much going on in this film, but not too much. Action, gore, demons! I also love the setting of a movie theater. Never a dull moment from start to finish. Great effects, 80's rock/metal soundtrack, & a great upbeat score. I remember liking the 2nd Demons film even more than this one. Overall a great horror film.
I introduced this to a friend who had never seen it. I like to think I'm making the world a better place.
This movie is amazing. I keep getting weird pangs like I've seen it before, but have no clear memory of the exact event. That being said, I want to make a shot for shot remake of this film staring Kegan-Michael Key, Natalie Dormer, and Ellen Page, and Agent Scully, and Harry Dean Stanton. Just when you think think this movie is getting good, it gets great. I'm casting now for my hero, "Do you hate demons? Can you ride a dirt bike? Can you use a Samurai sword?"
A great horror siege movie without any zombies. Feature a great soundtrack from Punk and New Wave bands. Great practical effects which melt into the screen.
It has one of the most unexpected turns of events in the movie.
Well it could have been worse; those poor people might have been trapped in a movie theatre during a screening of The Clouds of Sils Maria.
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a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
I tried, but it is virtually impossible for me to rank this list. The ones on the top are my…