From Italian horror mastermind, Dario Argento comes this nightmarish film set in the Metropol, a huge, cathedral-like Berlin cinema. Two girls are given free tickets to a special screening in an isolated movie theater. The film, a violent horror movie, exerts a malevolent influence over the theatre patrons, who are transformed – one by bloody one – into a horde of crazed demons. Featuring songs by Motley Crue, Scorpions and Billy Idol. Inspired by a disquieting phrase ascribed to Nostradmus, Demons represents Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava’s first collaboration.
Lamberto Bava (born April 3, 1944) is an Italian film director, specializing in horror and fantasy films.
Bava was born in Rome, Italy, the son of cinematographer/director Mario Bava, and grandson of cameraman Eugenio Bava. He is also a protege of director Dario Argento.
After working as a personal assistant, assistant director and screenwriter with his father, Bava worked as an assistant director with Dario Argento (on Inferno and Tenebrae) and with Ruggero Deodato (on the notorious Cannibal Holocaust). Eventually, Bava moved into the directing chair, making his debut with the twisted Macabre, then going on to helm several other features, including A Blade in the Dark and Monster Shark (aka Devilfish).
In 1985, Bava re-teamed with Dario Argento, this time as a writer/director for Demons and Demons 2 (both of which Argento produced). Demons 3 (aka The Church) was later directed for Argento by Michele Soavi. However, a made-for-Italian-TV film that Bava later directed… read more