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Demons (1985)

Updated: May 13, 2022

I think the concept of this film is very cool. It is unique, obvious and simple and I love the way it was executed. A woman gets an invitation to a movie from a man who looks like a lost theater actor. When they arrive at the theater, there is a sort of art installation just inside with a mask that is just begging to be played with. Predictably one of the people going in tries on the mask and it scratches her face when she removes it. Once the movie starts the same scenario plays out under different circumstances resulting in the wearer becoming a demon. There is also another subplot going on with some people snorting coke out of a coke can...this movie is very eighties. While this not the grossest movie I have ever seen, it's up there on the list. Once the movie goers start becoming demons the makeup and effects gross out begins. There is a lot going on in this film although there is one main location being the Metropol theater. The tone is inconsistent and some situations seem forced. This is a grotesk display of eighties excess in the form of make up effects, gore and violence. This is fun if you're into that sort of thing. I give it a 6.5 out of 10 because it's worth a watch if you love this amount of carnage. I had fun watching it and will surely revisit it in the future.

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