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Demons -- A group of people are trapped in a large West Berlin movie theater infected by ravenous demons whom proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one thereby multiplying their numbers.

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Director:
Writers:
Dardano Sacchetti (original story)
Dario Argento (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 May 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Urbano Barberini ... George
Natasha Hovey ... Cheryl
Karl Zinny ... Ken
Fiore Argento ... Hannah
Paola Cozzo ... Kathy

Fabiola Toledo ... Carmen
Nicoletta Elmi ... Ingrid, the usherette

Stelio Candelli ... Frank
Nicole Tessier ... Ruth

Geretta Geretta ... Rosemary (as Geretta Giancarlo)
Bobby Rhodes ... Tony
Guido Baldi ... Tommy
Bettina Ciampolini ... Nina
Giuseppe Mauro Cruciano ... Hot Dog (as Giuseppe Cruciano)
Sally Day ... Liz

Eliana Miglio ... Edith, woman in tent (Horror Film) (as Eliana Hoppe)
Jasmine Maimone ... Nancy (Horror Film)
Marcello Modugno ... Bob (Horror Film)
Peter Pitsch ... Baby Pig
Lino Salemme ... Ripper (as Pasqualino Salemme)
Enrica Maria Scrivano ... Blonde Victim
Alex Serra ... Werner
Michele Soavi ... Man in Black / Jerry (Horror Film)
Claudio Spadaro ... Liz's lover
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sami Habib Ahmed ... Kathy's baby demon (uncredited)

Lamberto Bava ... 1st Man exiting subway (uncredited)
Victor Beard ... Tony (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Paolo Corazzi ... Policeman (uncredited)
Giovanni Frezza ... Kirk (uncredited)
Claudio Insegno ... Policeman (uncredited)
Sergio Stivaletti ... Victim (uncredited)
Goffredo Unger ... Jeep Driver (uncredited)
Emanuela Zicosky ... June (uncredited)

Directed by
Lamberto Bava 
 
Writing credits
Dardano Sacchetti (original story)

Dario Argento (screenplay) &
Lamberto Bava (screenplay) &
Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay) &
Franco Ferrini (screenplay)

Produced by
Dario Argento .... producer
 
Original Music by
Claudio Simonetti 
 
Cinematography by
Gianlorenzo Battaglia (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Piero Bozza 
Franco Fraticelli (supervising film editor)
 
Production Design by
Davide Bassan 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Malavasi 
Patrizia Massaia 
 
Makeup Department
Sami Habib Ahmed .... special makeup assistant
Giacinto Bretti .... makeup assistant
Teodora Bruno .... supervising hairdresser
Barbara Morosetti .... special makeup assistant
Rosario Prestopino .... makeup artist
Rosario Prestopino .... special makeup effects
Sergio Stivaletti .... special makeup creations
 
Production Management
Guido De Laurentiis .... unit manager
Eros Lafranconi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michele Soavi .... assistant director
Fabrizio Bava .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Maurizio Jacopelli .... prop master
Livia Pascucci .... assistant set dresser
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
Angelo Amatulli .... boom operator (as Angelo Amattulli)
Raffaele De Luca .... sound mixer
Romano Pampaloni .... re-recording engineer
Federico Savina .... sound consultant: Dolby
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Angelo Mattei .... special construction models
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects (uncredited)
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Sergio Stivaletti .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Aldo Mafera .... titles & opticals
 
Stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts (uncredited)
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer: action stills (as Franco Bellomo)
Gianfranco Caira .... still photographer: action stills
Daniele Cimini .... assistant cameraman
Enzo Frattari .... assistant cameraman
Federico Martucci .... assistant cameraman
Claudio Nannuzzi .... assistant cameraman
Franco Serantoni .... key grip
Cristo Verrillo .... gaffer
Paolo Tiberti .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carla Latini .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Fabrizio Fraticelli .... second assistant editor
Sergio Fraticelli .... second assistant editor
Roberto Priori .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Accept .... composer: additional music
The Adventures .... composer: additional music
Billy Idol .... composer: additional music
Pretty Maids .... composer: additional music
Mötley Crüe .... composer: additional music (as Motley Crue)
Saxon .... composer: additional music
Rick Springfield .... composer: additional music
Go West .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Dario Argento .... presenter
Ferdinando Caputo .... production accountant
Fabrizio Diaz .... production secretary
Rita Friggeri .... production secretary
Enrico Lucherini .... unit publicist
Renato Rinaldo .... paymaster
Daniela Tonti .... script continuity
Francesco Prando .... voice dubbing: Urbano Barberini (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dèmoni" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (Europe) | Mono (US version)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: Just after the young boy shoots demonic Cheryl, the jeep begins to drive away into the dawn. One shot later, it is pitch dark -- no morning light is apparent.See more »
Quotes:
Tony the Pimp:What the hell happened to Rosemary?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
White WeddingSee more »

FAQ

What is the Metropol?
How many different versions exist in the UK of this movie?
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Sanguinary Demons Infest West Berlin, 21 March 2007
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

Lamberto Bava's "Dèmoni" aka. "Demons" of 1985 is a gory, stylish and very entertaining horror flick written by the master, Dario Argento. I'm sure getting acknowledged in Horror cinema wasn't easy for director Lamberto Bava , being the son of Mario Bava, beyond doubt one of the all-time greatest horror geniuses in motion picture history. Expectations must have certainly been high. But although Lamberto Bava does certainly not manage to reach his father's brilliance, "Demons" is definitely worth watching.

Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) is given free tickets for a sneak preview by a mysteriously dressed man at a Berlin subway station. Accompanied by a friend, she goes to see the movie at the eerie-looking 'Metropol' cinema. Before the film starts, a woman scratches herself on a creepy silver mask in the waiting hall. The film, which turns out to be a Horror flick tells the story of a prediction by Nostradamus, connected with a demonic mask.

The plot is not that original, but the film is made in a very stylish manner, with a good cinematography, and great color play in the tradition of Mario Bava and Dario Argento. The gore is intense, lots of slicing, stabbing cutting and biting. The cast may not be phenomenal, but Natasha Hovey delivers a good leading performance and there are a bunch of funny characters, such as a black pimp named Tony (played by Bobby Rhodes) and the two hookers he is accompanied by, as well as a strange blind guy and his wife and a very strange usherette. The main part of the score was composed by Claudio Simonetti of the great Progressive Rock band Goblin, whose ingenious soundtracks have also complimented many of Dario Argento's movies.

Being a huge fan of Dario Argento, I must say that "Dèmoni" does definitely not live up to most of the movies Argento directed himself. Nevertheless, it is an extremely entertaining Horror flick that doesn't scant with blood and gore, and especially the gory sequences are very stylishly made. If you expect the quality of Argento's or Mario Bava's masterpieces, you will probably be disappointed. Just expect a very stylish, gory and extremely entertaining Horror flick, and your expectations will easily be fulfilled. Recommended. 7/10

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