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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:
100% entertainment. See more (164 total) »

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
Country:
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 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:
Continuity: In the scene where George and Cheryl have climbed out onto the roof of the cinema, a shot across the city skyline shows that there is a crescent moon. In the final shot of the film, a full moon is visible in the sky on the right hand side of the screen (it's the same night).See more »
Quotes:
Frank:WHORES!... you can tell them a mile away.
Ruth:What do you care?
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Soundtrack:
Send My HeartSee more »

FAQ

What is the Metropol?
How many different versions exist in the UK of this movie?
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60 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
100% entertainment., 31 December 2004
Author: (misterronaldweasley@yahoo.com) from United States

This has got to be one of the best Italian horror flicks ever made, which is no surprise considering it was produced by Dario Argento, master of Italian horror himself.

The plot can be summed up with one sentence: people are trapped in a movie theater with a horde of ugly, long-clawed demons and must fight to stay alive! Sure, the acting is completely over the top and laughable, the movie doesn't make any attempts to explain why the events are happening, there is really bad '80s rock music playing at all the wrong moments and the whole production screams cheesy B grade flick, but if you care about any of this anyways, what kind of horror fan are you?! This movie is just an 88 minute roller coaster ride of gore, rock music, and cool demons. What more could you ask for? It isn't very likely to scare you so much as make you laugh, and there are some classic moments for the genre such as a blind guy getting his eyes scratched out by a demon, a revolting puss-bursting scene, a crazily fun massacre near the end that never gets old to watch, and one of the best climaxes to a horror movie ever where the lead male character severs demon limbs left and right with a sword on a dirt bike! You have to hand it to director Lamberto Bava. He may not ever be remembered as the genius his father was (acclaimed Italian horror maestro Mario Bava), but he managed to create one of the best horror flicks of the '80s and today. The film exudes with an almost Gothic atmosphere and the setting of the big movie theater could not be more perfect in creating a mood.

A word of caution, though: this movie is a horror buff's wet dream, and it's strongly advisable you be sure you like real horror movies before seeing this so you know what you're getting into. This ain't no "Scream" or "The Grudge." This is a REAL horror movie. Fans of modern horror beware! You'll only end up thinking this was the worst piece of trash ever made.

So horror fans, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! You're in for one hell of a fun movie.

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