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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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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)
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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)
 
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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
The building used for the exteriors of the Metropol theater still stands in Berlin. It's a club called Goya that's been host to several horror conventions thanks to its appearance in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the girl is running from the masked man through the supposedly empty train station, two men are seen smoking behind a pillar.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
We Close Our EyesSee more »

FAQ

What is the Metropol?
How many different versions exist in the UK of this movie?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The Night of the Living Demons in a Movie Theater, 2 June 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In West Berlin, a stranger wearing a mask randomly distributes tickets for the reopening of the Metropol movie theater on the streets for different persons, including a blind man. Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) gets two tickets in the subway and invites her friend Kathy (Paola Cozzo) to skip their music class and go to the movie theater to watch the film. The viewers come to the restored Metropol without having any information about the film they will see in the advance screening. While waiting for the beginning of the preview, a woman sees an exposed promotional mask of a demon and accidentally scratches her face with the object. When the film begins, the foregoing woman transforms in a monster in the same way it is happening on the screen with the characters of the film, in a kind of weird connection. She attacks the audience, and each viewer that is infected by a monster, is contaminated and transformed in another monster, threatening the rest of the defenseless persons. Sooner the survivors realize that they are trapped in the locked building.

The first time I saw "Demons" was in the mid 80's. I recall that it made me feel very uncomfortable. Then I saw this film many other times on VHS and today (04 November 2010) I have just seen it on DVD. This claustrophobic and sick film is a scary horror movie indeed. The story recalls "The Night of the Living Dead", only using gruesome demons instead of zombies. The disgusting make-up and special effects are excellent and compensate the weak performances of most of the cast. Bigas Luna used part of this idea in his 1987 "Angustia". The music score is awesome and this movie is only recommended for fans of trash-movies and is a classic in the genre. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Demons – Filhos das Trevas" ("Demons – Sons of the Darkness")

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