DEMONS

  • Ticket Price: $11
  • Rating: NR
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Director: Lamberto Bava
  • Starring: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Fiore Argento, Geretta Geretta, Michele Soavi
  • Format: 35mm
  • Year: 1985
  • Language: English
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up
  • Note: Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

In this West Berlin movie theater the horror isn’t just on the screen with DEMONS! A 35mm presentation!

Usually taking in a late night horror movie at the local theater is a bit of harmless (if gross) fun. You see some folks get mauled, squirm in your seat a bit and then head home for a night of uneasy sleep. Things aren’t so easy for the moviegoers in Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS. Given a free ticket from a masked stranger, a group of night owls head off to a West Berlin movie house to take in a bit of ultra-violent Italian horror. Lulled into a sense of safety by the flickering light of the projector, the real horror begins when an honest-to-God demon rips its way out of the screen and starts slashing its way through the crowd. With their only exits bricked off, as if by magic, the surviving members of the audience must take up arms and fight off the growing demon horde.

Demons is a a grotesque bit of meta-horror from Bava and producer Dario Argento, filled with ruthless baddies, cheeseball heavy metal, and every color of blood, bile and pus you can imagine. Don’t be frightened, though, it’s only a movie.

Part of Nitehawk’s NITEHAWK NASTIES signature series.