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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.

Director:

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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Lets Party! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DACFILM Rome See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R-rated) | (Unrated Edition) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Shooting began on 30th June 1986. 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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Alternate Versions

The Anchor Bay/Roan Group 'Dario Argento Collection' videocassette/DVD released in the U.S. features the unedited (unrated) version, 3 minutes longer than the edited R-rated version. See more »


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Panic
Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
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Silly, but a fun sequel none the less.
7 March 2008 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

Lamberto Bava's sequel to his cult classic Demons (1985) is one uproariously hokey horror movie, but it's certainly entertaining.

Those pesky demons return, this time invading a high rise apartment building via a television and reek bloody havoc on the tenants.

Bava's original Demons was a tongue-in-cheek thrill ride, but Demons 2 is uber horror cheesiness. I don't mean that in a negative way in this case because this is one entertaining sequel! You've got it all here folks - demon dogs, demon kids, hordes of demons attacking in mass. Naturally the makeup work is pretty good, over the top and grisly as always. Plot-wise there's some good thrills, although the story is largely a rehash of the plot from Demons. The music of Simon Boswell is great and the addition of some retro rock songs by The Cult and The Smiths is a fun touch.

The cast hangs in well. Look for appearances by Bobby Rhodes and Lino Salemme from the original Demons - they play different characters here though. Also look for a young Asia Argento (Dario's daughter) in a small role.

All around a fun camp horror film, best taken with no seriousness at all!

*** out of ****


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