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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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13 February 1987 (USA) See more »
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The Nightmare Returns See more »
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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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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
Michele Mirabella ... Hooker's Client
Lorenzo Gioielli ... Jake
Lino Salemme ... Security Guard
Maria Chiara Sasso ... Ulla, partygoer with camera
Dario Casalini ... Teddy, Ulla's boyfriend
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
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Lamberto Bava ... Sally's Father (uncredited)
Victor Beard ... Hank (voice) (uncredited)
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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:
Asia Argento's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Joe:[to his friends, upon finding a hideous, lethal supernatural creature lying dormant in a dark spooky alley] There's no danger!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »
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Kundalini ExpressSee more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Uneventful retread of the first film, 25 August 2005
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

Director Lamberto Bava and producer Dario Argento quickly responded to the international success of DEMONS (1985) with this sequel. Abandoning the downbeat open ending of the original film, this follow-up merely repeats the scenario rather than continuing it. Sadly, the end result is a film that one would expect from sequel/money hungry producers rather than the original film's creators.

The biggest flaw with DEMONS 2 is the complete lack of logic. I know it sounds crazy to say that about a film featuring slime spewing demons, but hear me out here. A television program featuring young kids searching for demons (not the same film featured in the first one) is merely on and then a demon jumps out of the TV. While you can see the filmmakers trying to replay the original design with a different medium, they ultimately fail. The original, despite its loony scenario, at least presented a more reasonable explanation. The demon plague is spread by a movie theater customer being scratched by a mysterious mask and not by some demon merely popping out of the screen. Not only that, but this sequel never thoroughly addresses what happened in the original film. The voice over on the television show hints that demons appeared in the world for a few days but no one in the film addresses it. It is as if the events from the first film never happened.

The script also alters the demon mythos to cut plot corners. For example, the demons now apparently spurt acidic blood (shades of ALIEN) that burns through the floors and conveniently kills the power in the apartment complex. If this lazy script writing weren't enough, the entire situation is taken from David Cronenberg's superior SHIVERS (aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN).

The filmmakers also make the huge mistake of teetering towards the laughable by including a demon child and demon dog, which wins the award for least convincing transformation of the 1980s. It is truly embarrassing. These inclusions, coupled with a phony pint sized demon straight out of a GREMLIN rip off, really push the film into the bounds of ridiculousness. Sergio Stivaletti reprises his role as F/X coordinator and provides the requisite demons transformation highlights such as teeth falling out and talons popping out under fingernails. The film also features the world phoniest barbell.

A few familiar faces pop up from the first film. Pasqualino Salemme, who was one of the punks in the first film, pops up briefly as a security guard. And Bobby Rhodes, memorable as Tony the Pimp in the original, appears here as gym instructor Hank, a different but equally managerial character. As with the first film, he gets all of the film's best lines. Also of note is Coralina Cataldi Tassoni as the bratty birthday girl turned lead demon Sally. She maintains a steady energy, despite being covered by layers of make up and slime. And in a bit of trivia, the film also marks the theatrical debut of Argento's daughter Asia. No doubt this exposure to horror at an early age prepared her for working with Vin Diesel.

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