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Demons 2 (1986)

Dèmoni 2... l'incubo ritorna (original title)
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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.

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Lamberto Bava
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Edwin Knight David Edwin Knight ... George (as David Knight)
Nancy Brilli 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 Anita Bartolucci ... Woman with Dog
Antonio Cantafora Antonio Cantafora ... Ingrid's Father
Luisa Passega Luisa Passega ... Helga Haller
Davide Marotta Davide Marotta ... Demon Tommy
Marco Vivio ... Tommy
Dario Casalini Dario Casalini ... Danny - Ulla's boyfriend
Michele Mirabella Michele Mirabella ... Hooker's Client
Lorenzo Gioielli Lorenzo Gioielli ... Jake
Maria Chiara Sasso Maria Chiara Sasso ... Ulla, partygoer with camera
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Storyline

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 <bou@dds.nl>

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Taglines:

Lets Party! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demons 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

DACFILM Rome See more »
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(R-rated) | (Unrated Edition) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Asia Argento's film debut. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

References Shivers (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Backbeat
Written by Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn, Jonathan Jeczalik, Gary Langan and Paul Morley
Performed by The Art of Noise (as Art of Noise)
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Lacklustre demons this time around
3 June 2005 | by Bjorn (ODDBear)See all my reviews

Everything that made the original so much fun seems to absent here. This is simply a "run of the mill demons on the loose wrecking havoc" slasher, but without the passion that graced the original.

There's nothing new in the story, in fact it seems like they ignore the first one altogether. Here, the demons run loose in a high security apartment building and, naturally, kill most of the residents in grisly fashion. The makeup effects actually seem less convincing here than the first time around. Although the actors weren't exactly brilliant in Demons, in Demons 2 they're actually a lot worse. You don't care about these characters, AT ALL. The plot is nonexistent, the music poor (apart from one Simon Boswell song), it's not scary in the least; it's just not that good.

Easily the worst film Dario Argento has been involved with and Lamberto Bava's also (Bava has a cameo in this film, not a very funny one).

Maybe 3 is too high a rating, but at least I could watch it all and didn't think of stopping midway. My advice; Stick to the original.


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