Demons 2 (1986)

In terms of structure and plot, “Demons 2” has plenty in common with its predecessor – namely, that there barely are any. Really, the movie works at breakneck speed to show off its makeup and special effects, and barely bothers with things like ‘characterization’ and ‘narrative.’ It works in the first movie but seems to fall flat here: The creature effects are mostly solid but there are number of “Ghoulies”-level effects that are downright embarrassing, and the dialogue and voice dubbing are distractingly bad. There’s a certain grindhouse charm to the proceedings, most of it derived from goodwill left over from the first movie, but overall it’s shoddy and laughable.

Rating: ★★ (out of 5)

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