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Demonoid (1980)

R | | Horror | June 1981 (USA)
A British woman visits her husband at a Mexican mine that he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine because of an ancient curse. The couple enters ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Jennifer Baines
... Father Cunningham
... Mark Baines (as Roy Cameron Jenson)
Narciso Busquets ... Dr. Julian Rivkin
Erika Carlsson ... Nurse Morgan
Lew Saunders ... Sgt. Leo Matson
José Chávez ... Pepe (as Jose Chavez Trowe)
... Frankie
... Angela (as Hajo Catton)
George Soviak ... Sgt. Needham
... Gambler
Al Jones ... Patrolman Yates
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A British woman visits her husband at a Mexican mine that he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine because of an ancient curse. The couple enters the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently releases a demon that possess people's left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is to cut off his/her left hand, after which it scurries away in search of its next victim. Written by R Lindsay

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Up from the depths of hell comes the ultimate horror! See more »

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Demonoid: Messenger of Death  »

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1.78 : 1
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Alfredo Zacarías initially wanted Roger Corman to pick this film up for a theatrical release, but ultimately decided to distribute this movie himself. See more »

Goofs

(around 33 min) The mine owners death a crew member or fire crew can be seen briefly crossing the burning hut from right to left. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Leo Matson: You either cut off my hand, or I'll kill you!
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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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enjoyable Mexican horror
8 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

This Mexican flick with international actors is still unavailable up to this writing on DVD. You can find it easily on NTSC VHS. And I was glad that I found it. It starts of immediately with a woman being hunted by some KKK lookalikes in a cave. It appears that she has some superhuman powers in her left hand. Finally they can capture her and while she's stripped naked they cut off her hand. And from there on this movie gets going. The hand possesses the next victim whom possesses the next one, it goes on and on and of course the hand is being hunted by Jennifer Barnes (Samantha Eggar; CURTAINS) after she looses her husband being killed by the hand. What happens next is a must see for drive-in or turkey flick freaks. The car chase is really laughable especially with the police car involved but still it do has his moments. Some find the ending a bit of overacting but I really enjoyed it. The effects are good enough to watch and it never bored me. Glad I tracked it down and shipped it from the US.


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