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The Demon (1981)

R  |   |  Horror  |  1 March 1981 (USA)
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Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Holmes ...
Mary
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Col. Bill Carson
Craig Gardner ...
Dean Turner
Zoli Marki ...
Jo (as Zoli Markey)
Peter J. Elliott ...
Mr. Parker
Moira Winslow ...
Joan Parker
Mark Tanous ...
Bobby
Diane Burmeister
George Korelin ...
Dr, Stuart
Vera Blacker ...
Mrs. Stuart
John Parsonson ...
The Truck Driver
Ashleigh Sendin ...
Emily Parker
Graham Kennard
April Galetti
Jannie Wienand
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Storyline

Similiar to HALLOWEEN and BLACK CHRISTMAS (which no doubt influenced the writer/director) this film deals with a series of bizarre murders and the unexplained stalking of the main characters by an unidentified man with no apparent motives. Written by Mike Justice <Fergus21@hotmail.com>

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Throughout the entire movie, the killer's mask appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joan Parker: Did your extrasensory perception prepare you for this?
[shoots Carson in the head]
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References The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »

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Ever See a Naked Woman Try to Crawl Out of an Attic Window?
11 December 2005 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Neither have I until I saw The Demon. The Demon is an interesting picture and a poor picture. It has a script which just does not not make much sense. We have a story about some guy that goes around brutally killing young women and others and as a much smaller story - a psychic that is red-hot on his tail. Redhot? Cameron Mitchell plays the psychic and his presence is sorely needed for the film's credibility, yet he is barely in the picture. And yet, even though his character and dialog were quite ridiculous - especially what happens to him and the one-liner that follows - I thought he was the best thing in the picture. The demon is never explained at all in terms of why he is killing, why he is a "demon" if indeed he/it really is, or what any motivation is. He just likes killing with brutal coldness. Fortunately, the movie, filmed in England and with largely a British cast, is competently conceived in several ways. The acting rises above poor and is decent. The director - Percival Rubens who also wrote this nonsense

  • has some talent in creating some suspenseful scenes and a sense of


tension. The scenes with the girl being chased in the house were fairly effective, despite the needless nudity. After awhile we got the point. But the script is just so awful and threadbare as to limit the film to anything other than garbled, ludicrous nonsense. At the very least, the film is watchable and will/should have you arching your eye brows trying to figure out what in the heck is going on. And listen closely to Mitchell's dialog - he and it are a real hoot!


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