Horror Erupts In A Movie Theater As The Patrons Of A Film About Nostradamus Begin To Transform Into Slavering, Bloodthirsty Things From The Depths Of Hell. Aren'T You Glad You'Re Watching This At Home? Gore-Drenched Effects And A Great Heavy Metal Score Mark This Shocker From Producer Dario Argento, Who Co-Scripted With Director Lamberto Bava. Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey Star. 88 Min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English (Dubbed) Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo; Audio Commentary; Behind-The-Scenes Footage; Theatrical Trailers. Dubbed In English.
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? --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Fantastic transfer! Yeah it's a pretty bare bones disc, but if all you are interested in is the movie this edition is great.Published 2 months ago by vishnu
While the movie itself isn't five stars, this Blu-Ray release is for the picture quality alone! Despite Argento not directing this, his fingerprints are all over it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Egon
Finally on Blu Ray. I missed the first limited release, so I was very happy to see it get a second release. Awesome upgrade. this is the best Demons has ever looked.Published 9 months ago by Ralph Gethings
Mauvaise publicité, il n'y a pas de piste française comme mentionné (doublé français).Published 15 months ago by Martin Plamondon
j,adore ce film ,quelle classic. l,article disait doubler en Français, quelle fut ma deception de voir que le film était version anglophone seulement. Read morePublished 15 months ago by claude
The acting is bad, the dialogue atrocious, and the story just this side of non-existent. This one's all about the phenomenal make-up effects. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2011 by Andre Farant
It was above average. The begining had some real nasty gore but tamed it down to average for the remainder. Read morePublished on March 15 2011 by Sorpse
Like many of the reviews on here, you'l read the same thing: It's a horror film that defines the 1980's and does it well: The soundtrack, The gore and the story (or lack of) . Read morePublished on Dec 25 2009 by Timothy Barker