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Demonia (1990)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery | 26 June 2001 (USA)
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A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns who were murdered 500 years earlier, and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.


Lucio Fulci


Piero Regnoli (screenplay) (as Pietro Regnoli), Lucio Fulci (screenplay) | 1 more credit »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Halsey ... Professor Paul Evans
Meg Register Meg Register ... Liza Harris
Lino Salemme ... Turi DeSimone
Christina Engelhardt ... Susie
Pascal Druant Pascal Druant ... Kevin
Grady Clarkson Grady Clarkson ... Sean (as Grady Thomas Clarkson)
Ettore Comi Ettore Comi ... John
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Lilla the Medium
Michael Aronin Michael Aronin ... Lt. Andi (as Michael J. Aronin)
Al Cliver ... Porter (as Al Clever)
Isabella Corradini Isabella Corradini ... Nun
Paola Cozzo ... Pregnant Nun
Bruna Rossi Bruna Rossi ... Nun
Paola Calati Paola Calati ... Nun
Antonio Melillo Antonio Melillo


In southeast Sicily, a team of archaeologists investigate the ruins of a crypt where heretic nuns had been stoned and crucified by the village people in the 16th century. Soon strange things begin to happen, and Liza, one of the team members, starts to have surreal dreams about the nuns. Then the graphic violence begins, starting with a decapitation! The answers lie in the ancient crypt of the nuns. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No Evil Deed Goes Undone!


Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

26 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liza See more »

Filming Locations:

Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the butcher is entering the basement of the monastery, it looks like he is wearing a backpack or something underneath his jacket. Look at his back as he turns around a few times when he has walked down the stairs. Suddenly it's gone and not seen any more. See more »


References Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) See more »

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Everybody run, we have got killer nuns!
31 October 2010 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

The first impression this film gave me when it first came on was that it was a lot older than its 1990 release date. The picture quality just was off as if I were to pick which Fulci film was the oldest between "The Beyond", "City of the Living Dead", "House By the Cemetery" and "Zombie" I would say this one was the oldest. There was also something very weird about the bedroom the one character was in when she was taken there by her professor. The story has said professor with said student going to Sicily to do an archaeological dig to try and uncover some Greek relics. Unfortunately, there is a monastery nearby that the female student is drawn too, and it turns out it is the site of a nun crucifixion. You will follow the woman as she tries to unravel its mysteries as she is very much drawn to the place. Along the way we have some good kills and some rather pointless subplots such as the professor being questioned about the murder of one of the people killed. You will also see a very strange death as a man chases after his son in one scene, boy gets away and dad is somehow staked in the ground his legs in the air and let me just say good death that may have had a bit more impact if said character had been established. I did not even know until then he was the boy's father. The ending makes me wonder what the point the film was trying to get across too. Just not up there with earlier Fulci horrors, it is nice that he did not focus on the eyes every five seconds, but that still does not make up for the general mayhem at the end. He was actually putting forth a good plot, then it kind of falls apart. Better than "Manhattan Baby", a film I saw by him a couple of days earlier, but this one too suffers from this need of the man to just shoot random things at times. This one also did not have the atmosphere of earlier films by him. Had its moments, but just not as fun as some of his other work.

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