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Demons 2 -- A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.

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Release Date:
13 February 1987 (USA) See more »
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The Nightmare Returns See more »
Plot:
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Decent Sequel But Doesn't Match the First See more (83 total) »

Cast

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David Edwin Knight ... George (as David Knight)
Nancy Brilli ... Hannah

Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni ... Sally Day (as Coralina Cataldi Tassoni)
Bobby Rhodes ... Hank

Asia Argento ... Ingrid Haller
Virginia Bryant ... Mary the Prostitute
Anita Bartolucci ... Woman with Dog
Antonio Cantafora ... Ingrid's Father
Luisa Passega ... Helga Haller
Davide Marotta ... Demon Tommy
Marco Vivio ... Tommy
Dario Casalini ... Danny, Ulla's boyfriend
Michele Mirabella ... Hooker's Client
Lorenzo Gioielli ... Jake
Maria Chiara Sasso ... Ulla, partygoer with camera
Lino Salemme ... Security Guard
Andrea Garinei ... Partygoer waiting for Jacob
Luca De Nardo ... Partygoer
Angela Frondaroli ... Susan, bodybuilder
Caroline Christina Lund ... Jennifer, bodybuilder
Karen Gennaro ... Bodybuilder
Marina Loi ... Kate
Silvia Rosa ... Partygoer / Demon
Monica Umena ... Partygoer
Lorenzo Flaherty ... Partygoer
Fabio Poggiali ... Muller, Bodybuilder
Andrea Spera ... Partygoer
Pascal Persiano ... Joe (TV Show)
Robert Chilcott ... Bob (TV Show)

Eliana Miglio ... Pam, girl with camera (TV Show) (as Eliana Hoppe)
Yvonne Fraschetti ... Jacob's Girl
Bruno Bilotta ... Jacob
Furio Bilotta ... Man in back of Jacob's car
Giovanna Pini ... Girl in back of Jacob's car / Woman in Garage
Stefano Molinari ... Demon on TV
Pasquele Valente ... Tommy's Father
Kim Rhone ... Tommy's Mother
Annalie Harrison ... Sally's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lamberto Bava ... Sally's Father (uncredited)
Victor Beard ... Hank (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lamberto Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dario Argento 
Lamberto Bava 
Franco Ferrini 
Dardano Sacchetti 

Produced by
Dario Argento .... producer
Ferdinando Caputo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
 
Cinematography by
Gianlorenzo Battaglia 
 
Film Editing by
Piero Bozza 
Franco Fraticelli 
 
Casting by
Roberto Palmerini 
 
Art Direction by
Davide Bassan 
 
Costume Design by
Nicola Trussardi 
 
Makeup Department
Giacinto Bretti .... makeup artist
Rosario Prestopino .... key makeup artist
Rosario Prestopino .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Guido De Laurentiis .... production manager
Fabrizio Diaz .... unit manager
Antonio Saragò .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Bava .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Maurizio Jacopelli .... property master (as Maurizio Iacopelli)
Valeria Paoloni .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dialogue editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Raffaele De Luca .... sound mixer
Romano Pampaloni .... re-recording engineer
Federico Savina .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects technician
Barbara Morosetti .... mechanical creations assistant
Sergio Stivaletti .... mechanical and transformation effects
 
Visual Effects by
Aldo Mafera .... titles & opticals
 
Stunts
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer: action stills
Domenico Caiuli .... gaffer
Stefano Falivene .... assistant camera
Federico Martucci .... focus puller
Franco Micheli .... key grip
Paolo Tiberti .... grip
Guido Tosi .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Fabrizio Fraticelli .... assistant editor
Franco Fraticelli .... supervising editor
Alessandro Gabriele .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Andrea Caputo .... production secretary
Egle Friggeri .... production secretary
Francesca Ghiotto .... continuity
Enrico Lucherini .... unit publicist
Gianluca Pignatelli .... unit publicist
Renato Rinaldo .... production accountant
Paola Rossi .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dèmoni 2... l'incubo ritorna" - Italy (original title)
"Demons 2: The Nightmare Is Back" - USA
"Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
Canada:88 min | USA:88 min (R-rated version) | 92 min (Unrated Edition)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Shooting began on 30th June 1986.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the phone rings at Sally's birthday party, the receiver is clearly on backwards, which would prevent the phone from ringing. The phone is put back on backwards after the call.See more »
Quotes:
Joe:[exploring the spooky Forbidden Zone] Do you see anything?
Bob:Nothing! Nothing in particular!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blue HeartSee more »

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Decent Sequel But Doesn't Match the First, 18 June 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

After the initial demon outbreak ("Demons"), the creatures are spreading. In this second installment, residents of a 10-story apartment complex are viciously attacked by demons after one of them comes from the television screen. What started as a somber birthday party has taken a turn for the worse.

What can I say about "Demons 2"? It's another Lamberto Bava picture with Argento's fingers caressing it. Simon Boswell is added as composer (who did work on Argento's "Phenomena") and another Argento daughter (this time, Asia) makes an appearance in the supporting cast. That's right, a young erection-inducing Asia Argento years before she was erection-inducing (unless you're a sex criminal). Bobby Rhodes also returns, but as a different character entirely (maybe Bava thinks we won't notice, but it's hard not to).

While "Demons 2" is a decent and enjoyable film, it pales in comparison to the first film in pretty much every way. Bobby Rhodes has a smaller role and a less interesting persona (you can't beat Tony the Pimp). The gore and splatter are reduced. The plot makes less sense, believe it or not. The suspense is reduced. And the memorable scenes from the first -- such as the samurai sword-wielding motorcyclist -- have no parallel here. It's basically a disposable Italian horror film (of which there are many).

Also interesting is the music change. Instead of heavy metal music (which was awkward but worked) we are given Dead Can Dance, the Smiths and Peter Murphy... which also works. I guess the feeling is supposed to be less action and more goth. But they only got it half right -- there was less action, but the Gothic themes were not stepped up. The only thing stepped up was the special effects (there's a part that anticipates "The Ring", for example).

I do own "Demons 2" and will not be selling it. But at the same time, the replay value is rather low. Even a double feature seems out of the question, as you need to increase the intensity of the second film during a double feature (this was a mistake "Grindhouse" made). Back to back, the sequel would make an audience fall asleep. If you want to see people holed up and getting attacked by demonic forces, watch "Dawn of the Dead" (original version).

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