Dèmoni 2… l\’incubo ritorna Film Details
Overview: 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.
Tagline: The Nightmare Returns
Review: Follow-up to ¨Demons I¨ , an extremely violent and horrifying film that spawned several sequels and imitations , here the Nightmare Returns . While in original picture the scary events occur when selected at random , people on the street are invited to an advance screen of a new horror movie , as a group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin and then a prostitute is bitten turning into a lethal demon , here in ¨Demons 2¨, deeds happen in Hamburgo buildings . As 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 . There appears blood-thirsting demons chasing humans and a little boy demon who was played by an adult dwarf as well as another small demon , a Gremlin-alike . Gruesome picture in enough budget plenty of chills , suspense , screams , lots of gore , blood and guts . This actually is a very terrifying and eerie flick ; dealing with a demonic infection spreads people in a block of apartments . Meanwhile , a juvenile bunch finding a lifeless corpse of a demon and one of the young boys causes the resurrection . Later on , a party girl becomes a drooling , fanged demon . In a killing rage , she tears apart other in the flats that are infected by ravenous , clawed demons who proceed to kill and posse the humans one-by-one, transforming into bloody creatures who attack the remaining humans , thereby multiplying their numbers . When the party members attempt to getaway , they find themselves caught within . This exciting picture contains thrills , chills , graphic violence , action-filled with fierce fights and loads of gore and guts . The horror and action moments are fast moving and compactly realized . This is an effective and simple movie ; it results to be a passable Italian horror , including functional special effects realized in traditional style , but also some plot elements are plain stupid . The creepy images of wide range from the genuinely horrifying to the bizarre along with scary and amazing frames . The flesh-eating demons appearance deliver the goods , plenty of screams , shocks and tension . The picture displays shocking and well-crafted transformation in charge of expert make-up artist Gianetto De Rossi . The make-up assistants create a truly horrible cannibal demons , zombies-alike . Pretty good special effects , the resurrection of the first demon was done by shooting a melting wax head in reverse and the first demon popping out of the television was done by having an actor wearing a mask press his face against a latex screen . Unknown cast , though there appears a famous little girl : Asia Argento’s film debut . Bobby Rhodes, who played Tony the pimp in Demons (1985), returns as a completely different character in this sequel and Lino Salemme also reappears, this time as a security guard . Commercial musical score by Simon Boswell , full of hard rock and catching songs . Acceptable cinematography by GianLorenzo Battaglia and good production design , as the building used for the exteriors and interiors result to be modern constructions from Hamburgo , Germany . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Lamberto Bava , as he shows nice visual style , though being lower to former installment in which he cites this as his personal favorite of the flicks he has filmed . His father, Mario Bava (1914-1980), was a legendary filmmaker ; he entered the cinema as his father’s personal assistant, starting with ¨Planet of horror ¨(1965). Bit by bit he gained experience from his father, who made him the assistant director for most of the rest of his films . He even co-wrote the screenplay for ¨Shock¨ (1977) . Lamberto enjoyed his best commercial success to date with this “Demons” , produced by Dario Argento, co-written by Dardano Sacchetti and filmed in West Berlin, Germany . This international hit smash allowed him to co-write, produce and direct this sequel, Demons II (1986) that was also successful and turned out to be a certain improvement here and there on previous film ; however, being inferior follow-up . He also directed a remake of his father’s “Black Sunday” (1960), which was titled “La Maschera del Demonio” or International title “Demons 5: The Devil’s Veil¨ . He used the pseudonym of “John Old Jr.” , which was a tribute to his father Mario, who often used the pseudonym “John M. Old” . Lamberto has directed films about all kind of genres such as : ¨Blastfighter¨ , ¨A blade in the dark¨ , ¨Shark: red on the ocean¨, and ¨Macabro¨ that achieved critical fame in some quarters ; however , today Bava Jr. only directs television movies : ¨Fantaghiro¨ and sequels , ¨Caribbean pirates¨ , among others . ¨Demons 2¨ , rating : Acceptable and passable atmospheric film-making from genre master Bava’s son that achieved great acclaim among gore buffs . A must see for horror fans .
Language: English, Italian
Duration: 92 min
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