Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns (1986) Movie Review

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Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns (1986)

1986 | R | Horror
88 minutes / 1h 28min

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Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Plot Synopsis:

A documentary is shown on TV of group of teens who investigate the legendary forbidden zone, in which a Demon infestation once took place (see Demoni I). When finding a lifeless corpse of a demon, one of the teens causes the resurrection of it, and the demon makes it's way into the nearby world by TV-broadcast... An unlucky girl, having her birthday-party at that time, gets possessed by the demon while watching the documentary and soon the entire building in which she lives turns into a living nightmare....

Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns (1986) Review

Lamberto Bava directed Demons 2 (1986) was filmed on an estimated $1.5 million budget. This film is the second installment to the Demons (1985) also written in part by Dario Argento.


Demons 2 tells the horrific story of a group of tenants who become trapped in a 10 story high rise apartment building. Demons infest the floors and are looking to tear human flesh.

As you’ve probably heard, Demons 2 is more or less the original Demons movie done again. However, it’s a pretty hollow sequel. Sure, there’s lots of blood and gore, but it has even less of a plot than the original. The little plot there is, has a lot of plot holes; just *how*, for example, did a lousy TV broadcast start the phenomenon? And what happened to that subplot about the youths in the car, and the guy waiting outside for them?

But what’s worse is the extreme stupidity of the characters. Now, this isn’t supposed to be an intellectual exercise - it’s a splatterfest. But when you have characters CONSTANTLY making the most questionable decisions, it’s hard to give a hoot about them - or for the entire movie, for that matter. I could give you examples of this stupidity, but it’s late, and I’m tired. Besides, I don’t think it’s worth spending any more brainpower on this brainless mess.

  • Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 5.65
  • IMDB: 6.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.0

About Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns 1986

Title: Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns
AKA: Demons 2
Year: 1986
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.83/5 stars from 7,580 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7,580
MPAA Rating: R
Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Cast Starring: Asia Argento, Michele Mirabella, Bobby Rhodes, Eliana Miglio, Lino Salemme, Lamberto Bava, Victor Beard, Lorenzo Gioielli, Yvonne Fraschetti, Maria Chiara Sasso, Bruno Bilotta, Dario Casalini, Furio Bilotta, Andrea Garinei, Giovanna Pini, Luca De Nardo, Stefano Molinari, Angela Frondaroli, Pasquele Valente, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Caroline Christina Lund, Kim Rhone, David Edwin Knight, Karen Gennaro, Annalie Harrison, Nancy Brilli, Marina Loi, Virginia Bryant, Silvia Rosa, Anita Bartolucci
Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Writers: Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Franco Ferrini
Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Director: Lamberto Bava
Production: Imperial Entertainment
Language: English, Italian
Country: Italy