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Dèmoni (Demons) (1985)

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Italian horror auteur Dario Argento produced and co-wrote (with director Lamberto Bava) this gory, nightmarish horror film set almost entirely within the "Metropol," a huge, cathedral-like Berlin cinema showing an invitation-only screening of a rather lame slasher film. The difference, of course, is that the cheap scares on the Metropol's screen are child's play compared to the horrors which soon emerge to lay hold of the unsuspecting filmgoers: when a young woman is scratched by part of a display in the theatre lobby, she begins to mutate into a fanged, slavering creature who then attacks other audience members, spreading the demonic infection until only a handful of survivors are forced to combat rampaging armies of inhuman beasts, making the latter portion of the film resemble Night of the Living Dead. A handful of sequels followed; there's a little "reward" for those who stick around for the end credits. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

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Cast

Nicoletta Elmi
as Ingrid, the Usher
Sally Day
as Carla
Eliana Hoppe
as Edith, woman in tent (Horror Film)
Jasmine Maimone
as Nancy (Horror Film)
Marcello Modugno
as Bob (Horror Film)
Peter Pitsch
as Baby Pig
Alex Serra
as Werner
Michele Soavi
as Man in Black / Jerry (Horror Film)
Claudio Spadaro
as Liz's lover
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Critic Reviews for Dèmoni (Demons)

All Critics (9)

A movie that can support the descriptions "awesome!" and "stupid!" in equal measure.

October 31, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
Antagony & Ecstasy

A classic party movie that you have to watch with friends and a load of beer because you will not be bored at all...

May 25, 2010 | Full Review…
Cinema Crazed

...the film's performances, dialogue, and storyline all [suffer] from an unmistakable vibe of incompetence.

October 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Reel Film Reviews

Demons is probably Lamberto's best film, not because it approaches Mario's work, but because it's so ludicrously entertaining.

October 4, 2007 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

It's repetitive and borderline pretentious, without the over-the-top looniness that distinguishes the better Italian splatter.

July 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
eFilmCritic.com

It doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's not wanting for gore and creepiness.

November 24, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Dèmoni (Demons)

½

Nobody can say that Bava doesn't have complete control of his camera, but when it comes to everything else - performances, dialogue, mise-en-scène and even his sense of geography in the scenes -, it's all ridiculous and hilarious in the same measure, especially those amazing gory moments.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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½

Intentionally over-the-top, unintentionally funny and literally oozing with cultish je ne sais quoi.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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