Friday Night Frights presents Demons

Taking its cues from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead and ramping the madness up to 11, Demons pushes forward from the ‘80s Italian horror mold of basic giallo/slasher tropes to become a freaky, fucked-up funhouse of amazing grisly setpieces. Directed by Lamberto Bava (son of Mario Bava), and with a script written by maestro Dario Argento, Demons centers around a movie theater that’s screening a film about demons — during which the patrons become possessed by (you guessed it) demons! It’s meta-horror that pre-dates the meta-horror boom of the ‘90s/’00s, and frankly, it’s a million times more fun. Wacky characters, awesome monster make-up and gallons of grue abound, with its breakneck pace and non-stop gore gags making it a wild ride from frame one. A screening of this Satanic masterwork is rare indeed; we can’t promise you won’t get possessed, but we can promise you’ll love every sinful second!
Dir. Lamberto Bava, 1985, 35mm, 88 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Demons”!