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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Demons 2 (1986)

Part two treads similar ground to its predecessor, but it stumbles a lot more often. The cinema-goers are replaced with moronic party-goers for whom acting is something they maybe once read about but failed to take an interest in. The film-within-a-film device returns but makes even less sense. It has the same kind of lovingly crafted effects as Demons (1985) but they're just not as good. The music is now pop/goth. The indefinable spark of excellence that kept the previous film burning bright even when it was being stupid seems to have burned itself almost out. It's still enjoyable at times, but is only a few steps away from being a charmless creature movie with too much screaming.

2½ hair-pulls out of 5

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