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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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Release Date:
30 May 1986 (USA) See more »
They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs. See more »
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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This gory horror film is entertaining for fans of the genre. See more (167 total) »


  (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
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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88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (Europe) | Mono (US version)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Moviegoers find out that they can't leave the cinema - there is no way out. But when Metropol is shown from outdoors, we can see lightened rooms through the windows. Were characters too dumb to jump out from the windows or to take down using the rope?See more »
Tony the Pimp:They won't get me, that's for sure.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »
Save Our SoulsSee more »


What is the Metropol?
How many different versions exist in the UK of this movie?
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
This gory horror film is entertaining for fans of the genre., 25 September 2005
Author: Lucien Lessard from Canada

Sereval people are invited to join the opening of a new movie theater is been renovated from an old Gothic structure. Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) and her best friend-Hannah (Fiore Argento) decide to skip class to be there for the opening night. When a prostitute (Geretta Giancarlo) tries a demon prop mask from the new film and it cuts her face. When Cheryl and Hannah become friends with two young guys:George (Urbano Barberini) and Ken (Karl Zinny), while watching the movie. When the Prostitute watches the film, her cut is eventually starts to fester, turning her into a green-drooling demon. She kills and then can transforms people by scratching with her nails. The movie theater is unexpectedly blocked from the inside, not letting people get out. While sereval survivors are trying to get out of the movie theater before it is too late.

Directed by Lamberto Bava (A Blade in the Dark, Delirium, Frozen Terror) made an amusing gory horror film with some strong visual style and a heavy metal soundtrack. Although the film is badly dubbed in English, too bad... The DVD (From "Anchor Bay Entertainment") doesn't have the original Italian dubbing. The story is extremely thin but it has some good moments (The film within a film is the highlight).

DVD has an clean non-anamorphic Widescreen (1.66:1) transfer and an fine-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The DVD has an audio commentary track by the filmmakers, a short behind the scenes featurette and the original theatrical trailer. The film has become an international hit that spawned a sequel (Made by the same director) and a non-related sequel in 1989 titled "The Church". This film is written by Dario Argento (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Creepers, Deep Red), director:Bava and Franco Ferrini (Sleepless, The Stendhal's Syndrome, Two Evil Eyes) . From a story by Dardano Sacchetti. Argento also produced this film. (*** ½/*****).

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