director Lamberto Bava
From Lamberto Bava, son of the fantastic Mario Bava, and Dario Argento, and more importantly than anything else, Straight Out Of 1985! comes Demons. I don’t know how I never saw this movie before, it seems so ubiquitous.
It’s both great and terrible at the same time.
Transpiring mostly at a hip Berlin movie theater, Metropol, a meta-demon attack breaks out on cinema-goers as they take in a freak, free showing of a horror film that seems to presage the one in which they find themselves trapped. I was struck how sort of Evil Dead (1981) these demons seemed to be. Demon possession makes you look all weird and scary and freaky-looking.
I feel it would be remiss to fail to mention the coke-snorting punks who take cocaine through a straw from a Coca-Cola can. It’s amusing.
The soundtrack features Billy Idol, Rick Springfield, Go West, Accept, Saxon and Mötley Crüe! A sort of outsized soundtrack for this strange, legendary Italian import.
There is so much going on here. I don’t know what else to say. So I’ll just stop.