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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Demons 2 (1986)

Demons 2 is best described as Night of the Living Dead with demons instead of zombies plus a touch of Gremlins for good measure.  Director/Writer Lamberto Bava [son of legendary cinematographer Mario Bava] and Producer/Writer Dario Argento have a good time with this film, giving it a weird sense of humor and lots of demon action.  The story takes place in a 10 story apartment building where the host of the party is transformed into a demon.  She then begins to infect her guests and the whole motley demon crew begin hunting down everyone else in the building.  

Demons 2 uses just about every cliche in the book but, somehow, still manages to be interesting and entertaining.  The demon make-up is fun and the transformations of people to demons produce both squirms and giggles.  Fun stuff!  Wisely, Bava and Argento take several "horror rules" off the table which give the film a few surprising moments.  In Demons 2, no one is immune from being attacked.

The acting is solid in Demons 2 which contains no actors Americans would be familiar with.  Everyone plays their part well, although a few characters are a bit stereotypical.  The other weakness is the soundtrack which has a few too many 1980's bad new wave excesses.  Where is Goblin when you need them?

In spite of its faults, I found Demons 2 to be thoroughly entertaining.  This film is not meant to be taken seriously.  So grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride!

RATING: Very Good.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

1 comment:

  1. I don't like this film as much as the first Demons, but I really like it. Good sequel for sure. Great write-up!