Nice and polished sequel to the cheesy first installment
May 1, 2009
Demons 2 is a more accomplished film than part one. Instead of taking place in a movie theatre, this one is featured inside a state of the art apartment complex. The direction is more up to par with Lamberto Bava's style and it has more interesting characters. The international print of this movie is about three minutes longer with several juicier scenes that were toned down during the film's intial American release back in the late 80's.
Personally I like Part two more than the first one. The reasons are simple. The storyline is much more interesting, Bava's direction is more sincere instead of being ham-fisted, the characters are more developed, it's an overall better film technically and visually. A different movie than most people expected it to be. Many people have dismissed this film but I am one of the few who actually enjoyed it. The music is different, more of a 80's synth-pop instead of 80's hair-band material. The two soundtracks fit their respective films. I recommend this movie. I hope you'll enjoy it.
** out of **** In Lamberto Bava's "Demons", a private showing of a never-before-seen horror film at a city theater called "The Metropol" meant death for all those who attended the screening; as the reels of the film came with a deadly curse. The movie-within-a-movie was about the discovery of ancient artifacts of demonic lore; and thus, the theater would seem swarm with fast-running yet zombie-like demons. It was a clever mash-up of the kind of sensibilities brought up by … more