Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DEMONS 2 (1986)

Some teenage dorks are having a birthday party in a upscale apartment building when a demon somehow escapes out of a TV and possesses the birthday girl.  She stiffly walks over to the birthday cake to blow out the candles and before you can say "Mephistopheles Testicles 2: Electric Boogaloo" six hundred three score and six times she turns into a demon and starts attacking everybody.  The other partygoers are soon transformed into demons themselves and go around wreckin' shit all over the building.  Also for some reason there's a demon dog and a small Gremlin-sized demon.  Both look silly.

As far as movies of this style go DEMONS 2 was alright.  I actually liked it a little better than the original simply because it took place all over this large building instead of inside a boring movie theater.  That said, I hope it's a long time before I ever have to watch one of these movies again.  Just like in Part 1, the action moves along at a nice pace but there's still something about the film that I didn't like.  I can get over the cheapness of the film but it's the way the people respond to being attacked by demons that bothers me.  It's hard to explain and not really worth getting into other than once again the main male protagonist looks like a nerd but when the demons attack he turns into John Rambo.

Above average pace, good amount of blood, demon fu, jumping demon fu, shotgun fu, demon dog fu, jumping miniature demon fu, half naked gym members versus demons fu, Asia Argento fu, elevator shaft climbing fu, potted plant throwing fu, rope rappelling fu, demon hooker fu, car jumping for no reason fu.

Worth a watch for horror fans, but it's nothing to get excited about.  The highlight of the film to me was the few seconds where the partygoers were listening to "Panic" by The Smiths.

Part 1 - Demons