Take 1 part typically 80’s slasher and 2 parts not so typically 80’s slasher, add a pinch of “do we even really give a shit?” then stir in a tablespoon of unsettling Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman-styled subversion and a cup of Ed French gore, let that boil in a pot of silly killer for about 80 minutes and then serve over one hell of a Juno-6 score and you’ll have the best damn Thanksgiving meal this side of Home Sweet…
While I thought the new guy did a pretty good job of being creepy (when he's allowed to be, and not just digitally vibrating all over the place) nobody drives the train straight to creepsville like Tim Curry.
Suffers from the same stilted, made-for-TV neutering every other King Miniseries does, but somehow manages to rise above the others somewhat.
Maybe it's Derry. Maybe it's the kids. Maybe it's just the nonsensical wholesomeness with which this totally fucked up and evil story perplexingly unfolds, like some kind of weird, alternate. Summer Vacation version of Lady in White.
Or maybe it's just Tim.
It may sound (and it certainly seems) cruel to willfully murder animals on screen as Cannibal Holocaust is notorious for and wont to do.
However, this techinque (moralistically dubious as it may be) allows the movie to transcend the mere presence of a gore picture. By the time the cannibals begin killing the filmmakers, you believe it wholeheartedly. You are not thinking "Oh my, what a wonderful special effect that is." You're thinking "Jesus fuck, they're fucking killing these fucking…
She put on that mask and scratched herself, get it? Because of that scratch she became a demon, an instrument of evil. Just like they said in the damn movie, you heard em!
Rewatched as a part of 4 feature marathon at the Wiltern the night before Halloween.
Kind of a weak event, really. Thin crowd, especially by the time they got around to playing Demons, which (fortunately) wasn't until after midnight. It was worth it to see Demons in a theater, though. The best way to watch this chaotic Itailian gorefest.
Whadda you waitin for you sonofvubitch!?
Bobby Rhodes for life.