Demons (1985) Movie Review

Demons (1985) Poster

Demons (1985)

1985 | R | Horror
88 minutes / 1h 28min

[ Movie Page: Demons (1985) ]
[ Trailer ][ Full Poster ]

Demons Plot Synopsis:

Art imitating art is the basis of this demonic tale of a group of invited guests who are granted a free lunch in the form of a screening of a horror film that brings naturalism to life. Baited and penned in, this walled-in feeling quickly turns to screams and fear as those who are dead lust after the flesh of those living. The free lunch has turned full circle in the cinema of hell and it is only a question of time before the demons from the abyss are asking for second portions.

Demons (1985) Review

Lamberto Bava directed and with a screenplay by Dario Argento helped to make Demons (1985) a cult classic demon film. Watch as a randomly selected group of individuals attend a seemingly harmless movie screening. The group soon find themselves trapped in the movie theater with gruesome demons. Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, and Karl Zinny star in Demons.

Demons (1985) does a great job of being a gritty and bloody horror movie. The practical special effects help with the terror you feel while watching this film. These ravenous demons gave me chills and thrills. Imagine watching slow zombies from Night of the Living Dead, and speeding them up all the while keeping their carnal and animalistic ferocity. Enjoy this film for yourself, especially late at night.

The acting was good, give or take. The special effects were great to me; I enjoy watching practical special effects. The story was mediocre but does not take away from enjoying the film.

  • Demons Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.58
  • IMDB: 6.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.0

About Demons 1985

Title: Demons
Year: 1985
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.29/5 stars from 17,159 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17,159
MPAA Rating: R
Demons Cast Starring: Michele Soavi, Eliana Miglio, Lino Salemme, Stelio Candelli, Lamberto Bava, Victor Beard, Bobby Rhodes, Sergio Stivaletti, Urbano Barberini, Jasmine Maimone, Emanuela Zicosky, Natasha Hovey, Marcello Modugno, Karl Zinny, Peter Pitsch, Fiore Argento, Paola Cozzo, Enrica Maria Scrivano, Fabiola Toledo, Alex Serra, Nicoletta Elmi, Claudio Spadaro, Sami Habib Ahmed, Nicole Tessier, Geretta Geretta, Paolo Corazzi, Guido Baldi, Giovanni Frezza, Bettina Ciampolini, Claudio Insegno
Demons Writers: Dardano Sacchetti, Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava
Demons Director: Lamberto Bava
Production: Ascot Films
Language: Italian, English
Country: Italy