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“Demons takes place in an old mysterious cinema, where all the patrons have been invited by a sinister disfigured man distributing movie tickets.
The surprise attraction is a horror movie, several patrons are disgusted by the picture, a brutal stalk and slash flick that centers around demonic possession & graphic murder.
Meanwhile a young girl who cut her face on a display mask in the foyer, begins to undergo a hideous transformation into a snarling demon, she contaminates her companion and panic spreads around the cinema. In terror everyone rushes for the exits only to discover that they have all been walled in. As the evil spreads, events escalate into an orgy of bloodshed and madness, climaxing in a crescendo of violence. Escape appears impossible.
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Demons tear through a crowd of moviegoers to the sound of 80’s hair metal while punk rockers snort coke in a car just outside in this classic 80’s Italian horror movie. Life imitates art as the demonic possession taking place on screen in the old theater starts happening to the audience as well. The last line of defense for the doomed theater patrons is Tony (Bobby Rhodes) “the most famous pimp in horror history,” who seems to have never figured out what an “indoor voice” is. We wouldn’t be surprised if this guy was banned from every library in Europe. There’s your typical weaselly kid who runs off and abandons his girlfriend in a theater full of demons, which isn’t exactly dad-impressing behavior to begin with let alone when your date is Fiore Argento and her dad, Dario Argento, produced the film. The exteriors of the film were shot at the Metropol theater in Berlin—now known as the Goya theater—which Morrissey fans will recognize from his Pregnant for the Last Time music video. Demons feels a little bit like it didn’t know how to end which almost works to the movie’s advantage since it seems to double down on the insanity and demon gore as the clock ticks down