An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
A documentary is shown on TV of group of teens who investigate the legendary forbidden zone, in which a Demon infestation once took place (see Demoni I). When finding a lifeless corpse of a demon, one of the teens causes the resurrection of it, and the demon makes it's way into the nearby world by TV-broadcast... An unlucky girl, having her birthday-party at that time, gets possessed by the demon while watching the documentary and soon the entire building in which she lives turns into a living nightmare.... Written by
The Snoek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The birthday cake shown at about 25 minutes into the film is not the same one we were shown at the start of the film, the hand-lettering is different, actually more legible than it originally was. See more »
[exploring the spooky Forbidden Zone]
Do you see anything?
Nothing! Nothing in particular!
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Lamberto Bava's sequel to his cult classic Demons (1985) is one uproariously hokey horror movie, but it's certainly entertaining.
Those pesky demons return, this time invading a high rise apartment building via a television and reek bloody havoc on the tenants.
Bava's original Demons was a tongue-in-cheek thrill ride, but Demons 2 is uber horror cheesiness. I don't mean that in a negative way in this case because this is one entertaining sequel! You've got it all here folks - demon dogs, demon kids, hordes of demons attacking in mass. Naturally the makeup work is pretty good, over the top and grisly as always. Plot-wise there's some good thrills, although the story is largely a rehash of the plot from Demons. The music of Simon Boswell is great and the addition of some retro rock songs by The Cult and The Smiths is a fun touch.
The cast hangs in well. Look for appearances by Bobby Rhodes and Lino Salemme from the original Demons - they play different characters here though. Also look for a young Asia Argento (Dario's daughter) in a small role.
All around a fun camp horror film, best taken with no seriousness at all!
*** out of ****
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