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  • #16
    Ah Demons 2 - a rare occasion of the pastaland horror machine making a direct sequel instead of pilfering a North American release. Good old Lamberto Bava, for a full synopsis, please refer to Demons, as it's practically the same film.
    This time around the location changes from a cinema to a bourgeois housing complex, complete with underground gym full of musclebound twats but the narrative is much the same - the contagion emanates not from the cinema screen, but from a tv - so far, so samey, yellow eyed demons run amok and fun and games ensue.
    I really can't choose between the two - Demons is funnier but Demons 2 has better pacing, a more rootable hero and a more satisfying conclusion.
    Demons: 7/10
    Demons 2: 7.5/10

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    • #17
      I brought the Arrow release so was watching it the other day and noticed for the first time Asia Argento is in it

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Mogwai View Post
        Ah Demons 2 - a rare occasion of the pastaland horror machine making a direct sequel instead of pilfering a North American release. Good old Lamberto Bava, for a full synopsis, please refer to Demons, as it's practically the same film.
        This time around the location changes from a cinema to a bourgeois housing complex, complete with underground gym full of musclebound twats but the narrative is much the same - the contagion emanates not from the cinema screen, but from a tv - so far, so samey, yellow eyed demons run amok and fun and games ensue.
        I really can't choose between the two - Demons is funnier but Demons 2 has better pacing, a more rootable hero and a more satisfying conclusion.
        Demons: 7/10
        Demons 2: 7.5/10
        good ratings and its a shame you got banned

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        • #19
          Originally posted by RomeroCarpenter Fan View Post
          good ratings and its a shame you got banned


          The only things I didn't like about Demons 2 is that is washes over what happened at the end of the first movie. It's basically "yeah it happened but it's now over with so let's all move on" Also the subplot with Sally's boyfriend adds NOTHING to the movie. The first film had a similar subplot but at least the characters in that became demon food. The film would have been better with a bleaker ending. From what I heard the film originally ended on such a note but Bava and Argento decided to ultimately make it a more happy ending.

          But the film is still a shit load of gooey fun from the Italians. Yeah it's a rehash of the first film but it still delivers where it counts. Love the demon make-up, the cheesy Ghoulies esque demon creature, the gooey gore FX and the amazing score and soundtrack.

          The first film is more entertaining and effective but I'm a big fan of Demons 2. Rented it a million times as a kid.
          Last edited by The Geek; 02-11-2013, 08:10 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by The Geek View Post


            The only things I didn't like about Demons 2 is that is washes over what happened at the end of the first movie. It's basically "yeah it happened but it's now over with so let's all move on" Also the subplot with Sally's boyfriend adds NOTHING to the movie. The first film had a similar subplot but at least the characters in that became demon food. The film would have been better with a bleaker ending. From what I heard the film originally ended on such a note but Bava and Argento decided to ultimately make it a more happy ending.

            But the film is still a shit load of gooey fun from the Italians. Yeah it's a rehash of the first film but it still delivers where it counts. Love the demon make-up, the cheesy Ghoulies esque demon creature, the gooey gore FX and the amazing score and soundtrack.

            The first film is more entertaining and effective but I'm a big fan of Demons 2. Rented it a million times as a kid.

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            • #21
              One of my favorite things in both Demons movies is the Pimp/Workout instructor Bobby Rhodes, funny as hell in both movies.

              Demons 2 has one of the worst final stands I've ever seen in a movie where the folks working out build this nice little last stand defense barrier and are pumped up and ready for the demons then it all goes to hell in like 2 seconds with them quickly being overran.
              “I know you’re ‘good’ people. I know you mean well… But you just didn’t think it through…. There is only one path to peace… Your extermination.” - Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

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              • #22
                Originally posted by The Geek View Post
                Also the subplot with Sally's boyfriend adds NOTHING to the movie. The first film had a similar subplot but at least the characters in that became demon food.
                This was strange, am I right in thinking the guy went outside to refuse the guy arriving by car entry to the party, the car crashes, the end? Unless I'm missing something it seems completely irrelevant.

                The first movie the subplot worked as the group were pretty cool and got involved with the action and were also the reason the demons got outside and caused the contagion to spread.


                Originally posted by Ginobili View Post
                One of my favorite things in both Demons movies is the Pimp/Workout instructor Bobby Rhodes, funny as hell in both movies.

                Demons 2 has one of the worst final stands I've ever seen in a movie where the folks working out build this nice little last stand defense barrier and are pumped up and ready for the demons then it all goes to hell in like 2 seconds with them quickly being overran.
                Bobby Rhodes was awesome although it took me a while to realize he was a different character in this, kinda confused me.

                I like how the Demons somersaulted over their barricade with ease and slaughtered them, thought they had something up their sleeves but no .

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                • #23
                  "Demons 2"....Not as great as the first one but still a good sequel. Awesome gore effects, good suspense, some well done atmospheric scenes, and attractive men and women highlight the movie. Especially lead guy David Knight....OH WOW!! That man is a HUNK!! Anyways...once again we have the movie within a movie theme which still works. Also love it how the movie is all pretty much set in a huge apartment building where everyone is trapped inside. Only gripes about this sequel is the stupid little ghoulie demon thing coming out of the little boy's body. Just annoying as hell with all that shrieking and screaming from that thing. That was stupid!! Also the birth scenes at the end were weakly done where the baby was dry as a bone and "Hannah" having no blood or anything on her after giving birth. LOL!! But anyways, the action was good and the movie had some nicely done special effects too. Love the birthday party demon transformation and massacre scenes with "Sally" and her friends.

                  6.5/10

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                  • #24
                    ^^^ Was it really necessary to make that post, 4 times?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Ginobili View Post
                      One of my favorite things in both Demons movies is the Pimp/Workout instructor Bobby Rhodes, funny as hell in both movies.
                      That guy was great

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mr. Bill View Post
                        That guy was great
                        he sure was.

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