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Demons (1985)
"Dèmoni" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  30 May 1986 (USA)
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A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Natasha Hovey ...
Cheryl
Karl Zinny ...
Ken
Fiore Argento ...
Hannah
Paola Cozzo ...
Kathy
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Carmen
Nicoletta Elmi ...
Ingrid, the usherette
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Frank
Nicole Tessier ...
Ruth
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Rosemary (as Geretta Giancarlo)
Bobby Rhodes ...
Tony
Guido Baldi ...
Tommy
Bettina Ciampolini ...
Nina
Giuseppe Mauro Cruciano ...
Hot Dog (as Giuseppe Cruciano)
Sally Day ...
Liz
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Storyline

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. Written by Cinema_Fan

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They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs. See more »

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30 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Demons  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A poster for Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) is visible in the lobby of the theatre: it's the title of writer/producer Dario Argento's third film. See more »

Goofs

When the helicopter first crashes through the ceiling into the cinema, the casing around the base of the rotor blades is missing or broken off, but in the very next shot it is in place and intact. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl: I don't know how to explain it, but it's the movie that's making this happen!
Tony the Pimp: She's right. She put on that mask and scratched herself, get it? Because of that scratch, she became a demon. An instrument of evil, like they said in the damn movie, you heard it. We got to stop it I tell you, we got to stop the movie!
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Featured in Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985) See more »

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White Wedding
Written and performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis
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User Reviews

Now this is a horror movie!
3 February 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watching "Demons" I came to the conclusion that, no matter how many of the "Scream" films they make, nothing compares to this horror flick!. I'm not saying it's the greatest horror flick of all time. But it certanly entertains, and scares the hell out of you. Even after several viewings. The setting for the film is just right.The music terrific too! honestly I've seen this flick like 1000 times. And it still freaks me out. I've not seen parts 3 or 4 yet but from the reviews I've heard, they sound pretty interesting, so I'm certanly going to track them both down. For those of you who think that the 90's versions of horror films are the only saving grace to this genre, do yourself a favour catch a few of the 80's horror flicks like "Demons" they are what horror movies should be!


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