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22 August 2006 (USA) See more »
Thrown out of heaven...they'll take you to hell...
A group of friends go on a roadtrip and come to a stop in a forest where legend has it a group of naked bisexual female monsters lurk. Will they awake them? And if so will they survive? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tom Savini ... Stephen
Daniel Maclagan ... Judd
Nicole Petty ... Molly
Sophie Holland ... Ally

Richard Cambridge ... Emilio

David Hood ... Andrew
Francesca Kingdon ... Sally (as Frances da Costas)
Steve Hart ... John

Dan van Husen ... Crazy Old Man
Shaun Hutson ... Himself

Marysia Kay ... Angel 1 (as Marysia K.)

Eleanor James ... Angel 2
Cleo Mason ... Angel 3
Hana Urushima ... Additional Angel

Charlotte Hunter ... Additional Angel (as Charlie Billson)

Samantha Brooks ... Additional Angel
Mike Hannides ... Angels (voice)

Directed by
Johannes Roberts 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph London  additional screenplay material
Johannes Roberts 

Produced by
Dominic Cahill .... executive producer
Patrick Fischer .... associate producer
Ernest Riera .... line producer
Miguel Ruz .... producer
Cinematography by
John Raggett 
Film Editing by
Richard Mitchell 
Art Direction by
Charlotte Knight 
Makeup Department
Maria Hilliard .... makeup artist
Maria Hilliard .... special makeup effects artist
Charlotte Knight .... special makeup effects artist
Nathan McLaughlin .... special makeup effects and prosthetics
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brendan Bishop .... director: aerial unit
Caroline Hancock .... second unit director
Ernest Riera .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Lam .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ollie Knight .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Kieran Clinch .... physical effects assistant
Sara Fernee .... physical effects assistant
Tom Hall .... special effects artist
Sam Louis .... special effects artist
Natalie Martin .... physical effects key
Nathan McLaughlin .... special effects supervisor
Leroy Ransom .... physical effects assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Rainer Antesberger .... camera operator
Brendan Bishop .... director of aerial photography
Jon Britt .... camera operator
Ben Holland .... clapper loader
Gary Lam .... still photographer
Richard Mitchell .... aerial photographer
Richard Mitchell .... camera operator
Gerhard Wimmer .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Richard Mitchell .... colorist
Other crew
Harold Gasnier .... weapons supplier
Dean Hennessey .... production assistant
Ming Tao .... caterer

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Also Known As:
"Demonic" - USA (DVD box title)
"Johannes Roberts' Demonic" - USA (complete title)
"Johannes Roberts' Forest of the Damned" - International (English title) (complete title)
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Rated R for horror violence, nudity, language and some sexuality
95 min | Japan:86 min | USA:83 min (DVD)

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The main characters in this movie Emilio, Ally, Molly, Judd are named after The Breakfast Club (1985) actors Estevez, Sheedy, Ringwald and Nelson.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When they are in the forest talking about making a fire, they mention they have plenty of petrol, when in fact, their Volkswagen Transporter is diesel.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Forest of the Damned 2 (2011)See more »


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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
One good idea is scuppered by poor execution, 27 February 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

This film actually works from a fairly original idea - I've never seen nymphs that were thrown out of heaven in a horror movie before anyway. However, the way that it executes this idea isn't original in the slightest; we follow a bunch of kids that, for some reason decide to go on a trip into the forest. The fact that the forest is inhabited by these nymphs make it more interesting than merely another forest filled by rednecks/nutcases/zombies etc; but really, the monsters are just a variation on the common horror in the woods theme. Many films of this ilk don't have a single good idea - and it would seem that this one has worn its brain cells out with just that one. The only real asset that the monsters bring to the table is the fact that they're beautiful women that the characters lust for, rather than being hideous grotesques that they want to run away from. This is good up until a point; but it soon gets boring, and the almost complete lack of any back-story surrounding the central monsters ensures that the film is never going get itself out of the 'horror trash' category.

It's been years since The Evil Dead made the woodlands a prime horror location, and in spite of films like The Blair Witch Project; it still makes for an excellent horror setting. This is one of the film's major assets, as the forest presents a good impression of the unknown - the only problem is that Forest of the Damned doesn't ever seem to have much up its sleeve. The death sequences show a distinct lack of imagination, and the fact that all the characters are clichéd in the extreme doesn't help, as you're more likely to be looking forward to seeing them get killed rather than hoping they can get away. The cast is made up of kids mainly, but there is a role here for Tom Savini; who unfortunately doesn't get to have fun in the special effects department. The only real highlight the film has where personnel are concerned comes from the nymphs themselves. The naked ladies tend to look great, and if it wasn't for them, this film would get very boring very quickly. There's nothing to recommend this film for really; but if you want a daft little horror film that harks back to the style of eighties woodland flicks, you might find some enjoyment here.

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