Demons 2 @ The Beacon

Extremely loud and incredibly gross 👹

📸: Courtesy Beacon Cinema

Friday, October 28 • 7 pm

The Beacon’s special programming series of horror sequels, dubbed Part 2: The Return, is wrapping up, so why not pregame the extended Halloween weekend with the extremely loud, incredibly gross Demons 2?

This Italian-produced horror film has quite the pedigree, boasting a producer/director in Dario Argento (also represented at the Beacon this month with 1980’s Inferno) and a director in Lamberto Bava (son of “Master of Italian Horror” Mario Bava). The result is built for an engaged audience who loves their gore goopy, their soundtrack sonorous, and their fiends foul.

Background is not needed to appreciate what D2: The Mighty Yucks has to offer, but just as a primer: The initial 1985 movie takes place almost entirely in a movie theater as it gets overrun by the titular monsters. Good, you’re caught up. Because other than a passing meta-reference, there’s little continuity between the two films.

For the 1986 sequel, the terror moves over to an extremely unlucky apartment building, where demons run amok, plague gets everywhere, flesh is chomped, dogs turn into hellbeasts, Molotov cocktails are thrown, and we all sit in awe of the practical effects work of Argento mainstay Sergio Stivaletti.

Honestly, if this is your bag, you probably already have a ticket.

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.