Review of "Demons" by The Headless Critic
The man so popular his newest special crashed Shudder.com. Actor, writer, critic, film historian, proud Texan and everyone’s favorite drive-in theater host Joe Bob Briggs returns for The Last Drive-In. Thirteen days ago his supposed one night only, live comeback has him hosting thirteen of the best drive-in worthy features on Shudder in a 24 hour plus long movie marathon. This is it folks. What very well may be the last television horror movie host puts on his bolo tie one last time. Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater first started showing films on premium pay channels in the 1990’s transitioning into Monstervision on cable tv by the end of the decade. The man who ruled the 90’s in horror hosting dons his cowboy hat for a visit to The Last Drive-In Theater.
Demons – 1985
“What if you went to a horror movie and some zombies ripped in the theater while you were watching it and pretty soon they started clawing the audience into linguini noodles and there was no way to escape?” –Joe Bob Briggs
Dario Argento Presents:
The Demons are coming. A group of seemingly random people are invited to a free screening of a new horror film. The horrors on the screen become too real, leading to a theater of bloodshed. This is no ordinary night out at the movies, this is a night of the living dead. “They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs” as “their evil becomes an orgy of bloodshed.”
Just a year prior to the release of Demons musician Michael Jackson released what is perhaps the greatest music video of all time with what is essentially his fourteen minute short film Thriller. A young man takes his date to a Wolfman movie and the horror become too real, leading to one of the greatest dance routines of all time.
The Dario Argento inspired Demons brings giallo into a modern 1980’s theater with a familiar Thriller set-up. It’s every horror fans worst nightmare. What if as you watch the scares on the big screen those horrors came to life? All complete with a truly 80's soundtrack reinforcing the inspiration behind the film. The Demons are coming…
3 out of 5 Headless Critics (Joe Bob’s Rating: 4 Stars)