“An Italian horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento, Demons takes place in an old mysterious cinema where all the patrons have been invited by a masked man distributing movie tickets. The surprise attraction - a horror movie no less - centres around demonic possession and graphic murder, but as the audience is about to discover, foreshadows the events that will terrorise the freeloaders who should’ve gone bowling instead.
Forget the laughable performances and indulge in some quite brilliant body horror that will make this tough going for some viewers. Demons packs in the thrills, an interesting premise (for its time), and imbues the proceedings with some gloriously disgusting havoc - most of it brilliantly executed – that will have you forgiving Bava for creating such lacklustre characters worthy of the barrage of abuse heaped upon them. A camp but comically cruel night in.” DW