We finished our Horror-Thon trek with DEMONS 2, the sequel to the film that closed the first Horror-Thon seven years ago. I’m unclear about the mythology, as “Demons” deals with a movie called “Demons” that turns people into demons, but “Demons 2” happens in the aftermath of a demon outbreak caused by the movie “Demons.” But was it caused by “Demons” or the movie inside of “Demons,” also called “Demons”? Is this is a reality where “Demons” is a movie but “Demons 2” is real life? Are we demons? Are we dancer?
Anyway, the creepy crawlies attack a high rise this time around, messing up some gnarly house parties and terrorizing a very young Asia Argento, who would soon get very used to this sort of thing. The fashion and music are pretty undeniably excellent, and the blood-letting is quite epic. This is a movie for horror fans who like their horror to RAWK, and there are a number of really good, “Die Hard”-caliber fright scenes. Also, a parking garage gets completely totaled by the actor who played Tony the Pimp in the last film, who was apparently resurrected and became a gym trainer. Not sure why anyone would have a problem with this.
STANDING O GOES TO: TONY THE PIMP LIVES.
GAWKING: I dunno, man. It was the eighties. The hair was an issue.
GORE-TASTIC: A kid becomes a demon, then passes out, and gives birth to an even smaller, more evil demon. I still don’t understand the science behind that, but it’s plenty creepy.
FUNNY STUFF: Every time our heroes are safe, another demon is running towards them from around the corner. Jesus, these guys are resilient. Also, again, the fashion.