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Damn the 80s were great. I’m not talking about my Billy Idol mesh shirts, but the movies. Even the worst that came out of that decade had a certain “flavor” to them. The 80s were just so damn over the top. Make-up effects were changing and people wanted to push the envelope in gore. This was especially evident with imports from Italy. So many gore greats like Umberto Lenzi, Dario Argento and of course Lucio Fulci were coming out of this fine country. You had your good, your bad and of course your classics. This, loyal Bums, is a classic 80s gore-fest. Exploding wounds, eye gouging, decapitations and Motley Crue are all in Bava’s Demons. This movie has it all folks. Well, unfortunately not tons of nudity, but still packed with horror goodness.
Chances are many of you horror Bums out there have already seen this movie or even own it. If not (and you should already own it) then let me give you a quick little synopsis.
A theater has opened and passes are being handed out left and right. Two students decide to skip class one night and see what this flick is all about. Hell, a free ticket is a free ticket. All kinds head to the theater to see this free movie. We have preppy guys, the two female students, a blind rich guy with his date, a dick of a husband and his wife and even a pimp and his “hos”. Speaking of “hos” before the movie starts one of the street walkers thinks it would be funny to put on a “prop” mask that is set up. Not only was it not funny (I prefer vaudeville) but she cuts herself taking it off. When the movie starts, I’ll be damned if the girl sees that same mask in the flick. The character in the movie (within a movie, I guess) even cuts himself when he takes it off. He then turns into a rampaging demon. See where this is going? The girl heads to the restroom in a panic, and we the viewers get a nice little puss leaking cheek explosion to watch during this little transformation from 2 dollar whore to a nasty little demon. Soon all hell (no pun intended. Ah, screw it. Pun intended) breaks loose in the theater with no way out. With somehow all the glass doors becoming brick walls, demons on the loose and people bitten or scratched by the demons turning into flesh rippin’ monsters themselves, well…….let’s just say it gets messy.
Messy is a good word for the movie. Things definitely get messy. Like I said before, puss, blood, eye juice, maybe even a bit of spunk gets sprayed on these theater walls. Only from Italy folks!!! They hide nothing and dwell in the slime. Gotta’ love it.
The gore is high, the makeup is great and you have gotta’ love the rockin’ 80s soundtrack. The extras on here are on the slim side but still satisfy, however the picture quality is much better than the shotty VHS that myself and many of you probably have. Let’s get to the blood covered brass tacks here folks. This movie is gooey and an ass loads of fun. If only it had my 80s quota of boob-scares, a faster pace (in a very small section of slow down) then I would give it a 5, but instead I will give this a purchase score of 4. An easy purchase score of 4 at that. Go get this movie.
Added: Thursday, September 27, 2007
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