Demonia

Demonia

Lucio Fulci
 Cast: Lucio Fulci
Lucio Fulci
, Carla Cassola
Carla Cassola
, Al Cliver
Al Cliver
, Brett Halsey
Brett Halsey

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Overview

Italian cult favorite Lucio Fulci (Zombi 2) directed this atmospheric return to the Gothic themes which had brought him such success in the early '80s, and reminds the viewer of a pair of those early works in the opening scenes. Beginning with the horrifying torture, crucifixion, and flaming deaths of a group of nuns beneath a convent in 1486 Sicily (reminiscent of the opening murder of the warlock in L'Aldila), the film then flashes forward to modern-day Toronto, where Liza (Meg Register) has visions of their deaths at a séance (as in the opening of Paura nella Citta dei Morti-Viventi). Naturally, Liza soon finds herself in Sicily, along with archaeologist Professor Paul Evans (Brett Halsey) and his colleague, Porter (Al Cliver). Nosing around the convent, she breaks open the crypt, unleashing the nuns' expectedly bloody occult vengeance. People are impaled on spikes, a woman (Carla Cassola) has her eyes ripped out by her pet cats, a mean butcher (Lino Salemme) has a meathook driven through his neck and his tongue nailed to a board, and so on. Things reach a predictable frenzy with an angry mob, a nun with no face, demonic possession, and a man ripped completely in two. There's also a bizarre back story about the nuns seducing local youths and murdering them at the moment of orgasm to obtain their blood for Satanic rituals. None of it makes much sense, and most fans of the director seeking a return to form found Demonia a pale imitation of his notorious Gothics, particularly coming so soon after Michele Soavi's similar -- and more successful -- La Chiesa.


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Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2020
UPC: 0663390003831
Original Release: 1990
Rating: NR
Source: Severin
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 38,864

Special Features

Closed Caption; Holy Demons - Interview with Uncredited Co-Writer/Assistant Director Antonio Tentori; Fulci Lives - Interview with Lucio Fulci on set of Demonia; Of Skulls and Bones - Interview with Camera Operator Sandro Grossi; Audio Commentary with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulc; Original Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carla Cassola Actor
Al Cliver Porter
Lucio Fulci Inspector Carter
Brett Halsey Prof. Malcom Evans
Meg Register Actor

Technical Credits
Lucio Fulci Director,Screenwriter
Luigi Ciccarese Cinematographer
Piero Regnoli Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Demonia
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:10]
2. Chapter 2 [9:27]
3. Chapter 3 [11:28]
4. Chapter 4 [6:37]
5. Chapter 5 [9:58]
6. Chapter 6 [10:21]
7. Chapter 7 [10:55]
8. Chapter 8 [2:26]
9. Chapter 9 [4:19]
10. Chapter 10 [4:36]
11. Chapter 11 [8:15]

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