Thursday, September 5, 2013

Demonia (1990)

Director: Lucio Fulci

Writers: Lucio Fulci, Piero Regnoli, Antonio Tentori

Composer: Giovanni Cristiani

Starring: Brett Halsey, Meg Register, Lino Salemme, Christina Engelhardt, Pascal Druant, Grady Clarkson, Ettore Comi, Carla Cassola, Michael Aronin

More info: IMDb

Tagline: No Evil Deed Goes Undone!

Plot: A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns whom were murdered 500 years earlier and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  No, but I'll watch the cats video a million times.

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

Let's face it.  Lucio Fulci made a lot of bad movies but he almost always had some great looking and inventive shit in them.  DEMONIA is loaded with really cool scenes of gore and imagery.  For example...

But wait, it gets better.  This is right out of BASIC INSTINCT (1992) except DEMONIA came first by two years.

It might've been too much if Catherine Tramell had busted out a goblet to collect the blood from her icepicked victims.  But, wait, it gets better oh my's on fire!!!

BURN! BABY! BURN!!! Fulci has got some tremendous brass balls to torch a baby minutes after it was born.  Hollywood film makers are fucking pussies and would wait another 18 years after the baby was born to do something like this.  Did I mention it gets better?  No?  Well, it does.  Death by pussy!!!

AWESOME!!!  Watch that another five times and tell me it's not one of the coolest things you've ever seen. I'll wait.  As you can see, there's lots of great shit here and it doesn't stop.  It goes all the way to the end.  Most of the following shots are from the last 15 minutes.

This shit is off the charts.  The sad thing is, it's kind of boring sometimes but at least you don't have to wait long for some fucked up shit to come along and bitch slap your ass from dozing off.  At first I thought I was going to have to demote this from the main Nunsploitation list to the HONORABLE MENTIONS but then the crazy nun shit started back in the middle (the picture opens with the nuns being crucified in the middle ages or sometime a long time ago and then we jump to 1990) and continues until the end.  I'm glad, too, because it makes it more fun and we can all use more of that in our lives.  If you likes your Nunsploitation on the horror side of the aisle then you'll dig this one.

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