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Black Demons
Black Demons
Actors: Keith Van Hoven, Joe Balogh, Sonia Curtis, Philip Murray, Juliana Teixeira
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     1hr 28min

Black Demons (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B00007G1YA Binding: DVD


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Actors: Keith Van Hoven, Joe Balogh, Sonia Curtis, Philip Murray, Juliana Teixeira
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Creators: Maurizio Dell'Orco, Umberto Lenzi, Vanio Amici, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Olga Pehar
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Shriek Show
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1991
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Classic italian mayhem
T. Hardin | seaside,oregon | 03/31/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"cool italian zombie film from the early 90's made in the spirit of the late 70's/early 80's gore heyday.these particular zombies are former black slaves,which is a different spin in this genre.i really liked the make up and atmosphere of their scenes.on the other hand,most of the "acting" is atrocious(not unique to italian horror by any means),thus the 3 star rating.if you are an established italian horror film fan,add one star and consider this for your collection."
LENZI'S zombie are unique!! good lil zombie gem!!!!
creatureart | Massachusetts | 09/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the horrid acting from 95% of the cast would have destroyed this film if it didn't have anything else going for it but UMBERTO LENZI is the director so i promise u its worth your while! Lenzi gives us some really spooky atmosphere & score/some errie visions/some classic gore scenes/some Lenzi'ish good artistic camera direction/ & most of all some very original creepy looking ZOMBIES! i mean it when i say original & unique these zombies stalk there prey like a slasher killer. they don't want brains they don't even want to eat humans period these zombies are on a personel murder mission & believe me they pretty much suceed!!!!! anway i love this cheezzy good/bad zombie flick simpley because i love the cannibal god himself UMBERTO LENZI & his unique/fun take on zombies!!! p.s. fellow horror fans if u find this flick any fun u will love UMBERTO LENZI'S "NIGHTMARE CITY" he says its not supposed to be a ZOMBIE flick but us true zombie heads have taken it in as another great unique take on an everlasting genre!!!!!!!!!!! later on fellow horror fans!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Why lenzi !? why!?
Luis Juarbe | 11/18/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"i had read countless reveiws of black demons before i bought it. the bad bad reviews made it sound really bad, the good reviews made it sound really good. after ordering it i eagerly awaited its arival.i remember the day i came home and saw the white box inside my mail box. i ran inside, grabed a knife and cut the sucker open. i pulled the shiny case out and admired the interesting artwork. i ran into my bedroom and threw the dvd into my player. i pushed play and began watching. 90 minutes later i had decided that i should have stabbed my self with the knife rather than used it to open the box containing what is the most boring and pointless movie ive ever seen. boy oh boy i should have listened to those bad reveiws instead of spending $14 on this crapfest. all you need to know about the plot is that the corpses of slaves come back to life due to some voodoo spell and seek revenge. trust me, sfter 40 of bordom all youll want to know about this films plot is when it ends. black demons feels like an american tv movie. the only good thing about black demons 3 slightly enjoyable gore scenes. i expected much better, especially from umberto lenzi who has never dissapointed before except with cannibal ferox. black demons is a boring, tedius, and down right stupid movie. avoid at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Crap title, creepy little movie...
John R. Gordon | London, London United Kingdom | 03/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike everyone else I actually thought this was rather a good, spooky little film, almost a fable. The resurrected slaves thirsting for revenge are disturbing and there are quite a few tense moments as they (very very slowly) pursue our hapless protagonists round a secluded plantation house. The Macumba backdrop and Brazilian setting are effective and atmospheric, and the ritual music sounded very authentic to me. The film has a somewhat dreamlike aspect, (though this is mainly due to inert pacing). There are a good few minuses in addition to the poor pacing: the zombies are dispatched with desultory ease in the last reel; the acting is generally very poor - tho it might have been better if Mr Lenzi had allowed his actors a second take in scenes where they fluffed their lines! - and the gore effects are also poor and unimaginative. Or I should say 'effect', singular - an unconvincing eyeball-gouging done to a very rubbery fake head in extreme close up. And why do the (blinded) slaves stop at one eye each time? The characters display little commonsense at any point in the narrative; even when one of the girls is confronted by an axe-wielding zombie (having wandered off into the forest 'for a walk'), the others refuse to take their plight seriously: 'Perhaps you just imagined it,' they suggest to her after she has returned, implausibly. The dialogue is annoyingly muffled and far back in the mix, and then the music blares out very loudly indeed, making it an unsatisfactory late-night watch if you have thin walls & don't like annoying the neighbours, though on the plus side, the widescreen transfer is good-quality. But still, for all its shortcomings, I thought it had an atmosphere in common not so much with Romero et al as with earlier (and rather better) Voodoo-themed movies such as White Zombie and I Walked With A Zombie."