Demons/Demons 2 (Widescreen)
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Plot, character development, and pacing all take a backseat to the most important element of any zombie movie: brain-eating, bone-crunching, viscera-devouring goodness. Both of the Demons movies deliver the goods in spades, and have the additional virtue of gorgeous and crisp cinematography, eerie and stylish lighting, and the highest splatter-to-running-time ratio of any horror movie ever made, with the possible exception of Peter Jackson's Dead/Alive.
Best of all, the "Demons" movies are utterly merciless: all of the more benevolent horror movie conventions are gleefully abandoned. See dewey-eyed adorable little children get mutated into flesh-devouring demons! See one of the little demon children explode as it gives 'birth' to a yowling, screaming little imp! See a fluffy, loyal family dog growl and bark at a pool of demon blood, only to be transformed into an insane and hungry monster, its snout rolling back up over its eyeballs as a new set of green 'eyes' grow out of its nose! See a blind man get his eyes gouged out even as he begs for the demon to stop!
In short, both movies are sheer horror genius, a 7-course feast (with some nice 1987 Chateau LaTour thrown in) for the discriminating gorehound. It simply doesn't get any better than this, folks, and best of all, you can watch Demons/Demons2 again and again and never get tired of it. Can you honestly say that about "Night of the Living Dead"?
But let's dispense, quickly, with the plot: there is none.Read more ›
Demons 2 is basically a remake, but the setting is now switched to an apartment complex. Everyone seems to be watching this film about the events of the first Demons film. This film seems to be a documentary, then it seems to be an actual movie, then the events seem to actually be taking place in the real world in some other location. There is no camera crew with the people in the "documentary", and Bava films their little adventure as though it's actually happening-But it's supposed to be being viewed by the people in the apartment!! And how does a Demons come through a tv screen for no reason? Personally, I love these weird unexplained moments because it gives the movie(s) more of a nightmare/fantasy element. These films seemed much scarier to me when I was a kid(I didn't understand the concept of bad dubbing, acting, writing, etc. I was just creeped out by the Demons), but I still love them.Read more ›
Demons starts out with a strange man with a partial mask made out of metal riding around on roller skates passing out invitations to a horror movie at the reopening of some old theater. At the start of the movie the theater is about half full and the story on the screen is about teenagers who discover some old graveyard and a mask that turns one of them into zombies which starts the whole "If you get bitten by a zombie you turn into a zombie" thing. A girl attending the movie with a friend and their bald headed pimpish/he-man/studley-man type date is in the lobby and tries on a mask that is part of a lobby promotional prop for the film. She gets pricked by something sharp in the mask and it draws a little blood. After they sit down she notices some blood on her cheek and goes to the bathroom to clean up. In the bathroom she changes into a zombie and this starts the whole chain. After awhile there are zombies running around everywhere and the non-zombies left in the theater are trapped because the doors are inexplicably chained shut. Since there is no escape they have to resort to fighting and of course it is just a matter of time before they are slowly picked off.Read more ›
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This movie was HILARIOUS. It had all the gore you want in a horror movie. Itallians are the only filmmakers that have the balls to make horror movies like these, not like americans... Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by film buff
I heard a lot of good things about Demons, but I thought the movie was only decent. It's a lot more original than the majority of brainless Italian horror, with the evil movie... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2003 by web surfer
Despite a great video transfer and digital sound, this is still a dissapointing DVD. The formulaic trailors are dull(why didn't they showcase the originals? Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003
Although both films suffer from some really stupid dialogue--dubbed or not--I found Demons 2 to be the more enjoyable and more "creative" of the two. Read morePublished on July 6 2002
This is one of my favorite horror films of all-time. I'm not a horror expert like others, but I enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed Jackson's DEAD ALIVE, Raimi's EVIL DEAD,... Read morePublished on May 31 2002 by Low-Ranking Reviewer
First off, let me say that this is stylishly directed and has a promising story idea. However, logic, and character development is nowhere to be found in this Italian horror film... Read morePublished on May 28 2002
Personally, I've been very impressed with the Dario Argento Collections and have gone out of my way to pick them all up. Read morePublished on May 19 2002 by TorridlyBoredShopper
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A group of people stuck in a big movie theater have to take on hideous demons. Read more
I've had both the Demons films on vhs for years, my mates and i used to watch 'em all the time, they are just pure cult classics and dvd really does them both justice i was... Read morePublished on April 4 2002 by KaNe