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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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demon | mask | lobby | friend | motorcycle | See more »

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Release Date:

30 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demons  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Playstation video game 'Silent Hill' pays homage to this film as a theater called 'Metropol' can be seen in the game, along with posters advertising this film at the box office. See more »

Goofs

After the demon falls on Hannah from the balcony he pukes slime all over her but in the next scene her clothes are clean. See more »

Quotes

[Tony and several other patrons have discovered one of the prostitutes face down on the stage. She has a huge neck wound from Rosemary's attack]
Tony the Pimp: There's some kind of madman loose in here!
[the prostitute's fingernails begin to develop claws]
Tony the Pimp: Son of a bitch! Shit!
[Now the woman's front teeth are falling out, and long, sharp fangs grow in to replace them. Her eyes have also become bloodshot]
Tony the Pimp: Get out! Everybody get away!
[the theater's patrons flee in a panic up the stairs]
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Referenced in Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Fast As A Shark
Performed by Accept
Courtesy of Breeze Music
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AN EXECELLENT INTRO INTO THE WORLD OF EURO-SPLATTER FILMS
26 September 2003 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

this is a fun, gory euro-horror film.

i'm a big fan of argento and the main reason this film and demons 2 work so well is because it is decidedly tame as far as story line is concerned.

very simple, people go to a screening of a film, and all gory hell breaks loose- 'nuff said.

i've been enthralled by almost everything dario argento has made, with the exception of "phantom of the opera" (with julian sands) and the one about bugs (i can't remember the title off-hand...). argento usually uses complex story lines along with gore to make his films work (which they often do in films like suspiria, tenebrae, opera, etc...). but this film is just balls-out blood and guts.

9/10 - great euro-gore


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