Day #28: Demons (1985)

Plot: A group of strangers are lured and trapped inside a movie theater where they must survive a demonic force.

Demons is fine.  I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it nor would I go out of my way to bash it.  Most of the film takes place inside a movie theater where a bunch of random individuals have been recruited for a mysterious premiere.  After one of these individuals accidentally scrapes her face on an exotic mask, her cheek explodes and she turns into a demon.  Anybody she bites or scratches also turns into a demon, and so on and so forth.  The rest of the movie plays very much like a standard zombie film—a group of people try to survive as members of their party slowly turn into the evil they are fighting.  Lots of gore.  Lots of blood.  Good makeup.  Solid visuals.  Shitty acting.  And voices rarely match up with the actors’ mouth.  That’s Demons.  If you enjoy horror movies that focus on style over substance (and I don’t mean this in a bad way), feel free to give Demons a view, along with any other movies that have been produced or directed by Dario Argento (Suspiria) or Lucio  Fulci (Zombi).  There is also a sequel, Demons 2, that came out in 1986.  Maybe next year…

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