The last great film of its kind to be made in Italy
Dario Argento produces a cynical metaphor that will have you jumping out of your seat
Considered by many fans to be the last great film of its kind made in Italy, Demoni has developed an international cult following over the years. Produced by horror maestro Dario Argento, enhanced by the special effects of Sergio Stivaletti, and accompanied by a rich soundtrack that alternates between heavy metal and the suspense and atmosphere of Claudio Simonetti (famous for his work with Goblin), the film doesn’t just make the audience jump with its “spaghetti splatter”. It is also a cynical metaphor for horror as a virus that contaminates reality.
Two young women are invited to the cinema by a mysterious man with his face half-covered by a mask. The on-screen terror spreads into the cinema theatre itself, transforming the audience one-by-one into demons.