Demons: Rumors of Remake of the 1985 Italian Horror
Demons Film Details
Director: Lamberto Bava
Writers: Lamberto Bava, Dario Argento, Dardando Sacchetti, Franco Ferrini
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“Demons”, first released in 1985 by Italian director Lamberto Bava (“Macabre”, “Devil Fish”), written by Bava, and co-written by Dario Argento (“Phenomena”, “Suspiria”, “Opera”), Dardano Sacchetti (“The Beyond”,”1990: The Bronx Warriors”, “Manhattan Baby”), and Franco Ferrini (“Phenomena”, “Sleepless”, “The Card Player”), is rumored to get a 3D remake adaptation.
“Demons” 1985 Synopsis
Art imitating art is the basis of this demonic tale of a group of invited guests who are granted a free lunch in the form of a screening of a horror film that brings naturalism to life. Baited and penned in, this walled-in feeling quickly turns to screams and fear as those who are dead lust after the flesh of those living. The free lunch has turned full circle in the cinema of hell and it is only a question of time before the demons from the abyss are asking for second portions.
The 80’s had to have been the most prominent time in the horror genre. This is the time where some of the best directors and producers in the game have come about. The likes of Bava, Argento, Sacchetti, Stanley Kubrick, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, and many more, have graced the scene and the screens with their creativity, imagination, and wit. What’s more, this was also a prominent time for Italian horror, which, in my opinion, is arguably one of the scariest foreign horror industries.
Lamberto Bava’s “Macabre”, “Devil Fish”, “Demons”. Dario Argento’s “Phenomena”, “Suspiria”, “Opera”, “Deep Red” (actually, 1975). Dardano Sacchetti’s “The Beyond”. Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Fred Dekker’s “Night of the Creeps”. These, plus many more, were the heart of the horror industry, and, in my opinion, paved the way for the later decades.
“Demons” also spawned a sequel, “Demons 2”, also directed by Bava and co-written by Argento, and released in 1986.
“Demons 2” Synopsis
A documentary is shown on TV of group of teens who investigate the legendary forbidden zone, in which a Demon infestation once took place. When finding a lifeless corpse of a demon, one of the teens causes the resurrection of it, and the demon makes it’s way into the nearby world by TV-broadcast. An unlucky girl, having her birthday-party at that time, gets possessed by the demon while watching the documentary and soon the entire building in which she lives turns into a living nightmare.
Now, here we are, 30 years later, and the evil resurfaces. I love the sound of that. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Stivalleti shares with the Dark Universe Horror Database:
“We all wish Italian horror could return again but we all know how unlikely that is. We have been speaking about a new Demons movie for a short time now.”
I, for one, couldn’t agree with this statement more. The 70’s – 80’s horror, especially Italian horror, is where it’s at. I have seen enough of it to vouch for this. The “Demons” remake will be good, or even a reboot. For one, it’s been 30 years since the original release. I do believe the original will always be the best, as they are in many cases, however, a “touch-up” in all the right places would do the film justice. I’m not so sure about a 3D adaptation, however. I still have yet to see one successful 3D film.
All of the 3D films today have been bad. Two, I, myself, feel like the horror industry has been slacking off a lot since the 70’s and 80’s. The horror industry needs a whole new reprival. If it has to start with the reprisals of old classics, then I am all for it. If it’s done right, of course. Lastly, this is Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento, the masters of true Italian horror. If anyone is going to mangle with their classics, I’d prefer it be them. I have very high hopes for the “Demons” remake, if the rumors become true.
Dark Universe Horror Database