Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Gregory Lee Kenyon, Venesa Talor, Brannon Gould, Kyle Tracy, Jennifer Capo
Director: Jay Woelfel
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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One excellent scene, and then...?
M. Sullivan | Franklin, OH | 11/29/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Demonicus" sure starts out cool. It's in a cool-looking box, has a cool tagline (who wouldn't want to see a [cool font here] "DEMON GLADIATOR FROM HELL"?), has an especially cool title (say it in a loud, deep bass... "DEMONICUS!"), and a cool first ten minutes or so. Then, well, you're better off doing *anything* else you can possibly think of. Seriously. I decided to try asexual reproduction during the remainder of Demonicus. I don't think it worked.So, here's what happens in the first ten minutes:We're introduced to a bunch of unlikeable, annoying, badly-acted characters who are hiking to the top of a mountain (in Italy... it's not important) for a campout. For reasons of machismo, they're all trying to get there as fast as humanly possible.One of the hikers finds a tunnel, and becomes a warrior (NOT named Demonicus) who kills people and uses their reluctantly parted-with body parts to awaken a dead gladiator (who is inexplicably ALSO NOT NAMED DEMONICUS). At this point, the viewer, who is becoming upset with a lack of Demonicus-named characters, begins to feel the arcane demon evils awakening within, telling him "BURN THE DISC, BURN THE DISC!". But, hold on, there's a pretty painful dismemberment scene that'll have you in stitches. After that, the movie might as well be over. Nothing else that happens is remotely interesting or relatively original (and the dismemberment wasn't, really... it was just unexpected and amusing). Skip "Demonicus" if you can (or can't, even) guess the following horror cliches:Will characters "split up" because they can "cover more ground"?Will the scriptwriter come up with a ridiculously farfetched way to resolve seemingly improbable odds?Will the ending be a gratuitous setup for a sequel?If you don't know any of those, odds are you haven't watched enough Full Moon movies. Good for you."
Cheesy But Delightful
The Omnipotent Jebus | Powderly, TX United States | 02/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My friend and I rent B-movies just so we can rip on them, and this movie was a perfect oppourtunity for us to have a few good laughs. First of all, it starts out with some co-ed wondering into an ominous cave with a inconspicuous man-made cement arch marking the entrance. The guy finds this petrified corpse and suddenly becomes an archaeologist with such quotes as "Perfectly preserved" despite the 'open' cave entrance, and "This must be a thousand years old' ; c'mon, what college do these kids go to? Anyway, the kid decides to play dress up and puts on the helmet worn by the corpse... What the heck.. He then becomes possessed by the spirit named Demonicus.. Wow. Thusly beginning his scene where he messes around with all the weapons, and goes out to kill his girlfriend and his other friends.There were so many filming mistakes made in this movie, It's not even funny. Example; as Demonicus comes trotting down the road screaming some mock latin wielding a sword, a pair of his friends stand there dumbfounded as they try to decipher what he his saying. Only to figure it out moments before he dismembers them with a blunt plastic sword purchased at Wal-Mart. And the kicker is, the blonde chick who probably makes porn as a side-job is the one who figures out what he is saying.. I also enjoyed the part where the other couple are 'getting jiggy with it' under the covers in the tent, then they hear a noise. The guy is naked, he decides to get out and check it out. It shows him exiting the tent absolutely nude, then they cut to outside where it shows him exiting the tent FULLY CLOTHED. Whoops, looks like the lazy editor was to busy digging out the cheese doodle wedged beneath the couch to catch that blooper. The same guy then finishes the movie by cursing everything that he walks by, "F'ing trees, f'ing Demonicus, f'ing air". Wow wordsworth, don't hurt yourself there. My friends and I had a wonderful time making fun of this movie, and that's the only reason why I would recommend renting this. If you have a dry sense of humor and enjoy B-movies, then you should check out Demonicus."
Great little horror movie!
M. Sullivan | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie! It is a great little horror film! This is the type of film that Full Moon used to make. Kudos to the director and production team behind this film. And since this is Full Moon, I am sure a "Demonicus 2" can't be too far off. I can't wait."
THIS IS PRETTY BAD
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/11/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have always enjoyed a truly good cheesy B movie...but DEMONICUS is so badly done that it's hard to find anything of merit. It's pretty low even for Full Moon standards. Filmed in the Angeles National Forest, it's a pale comparison to the Italian alps. Director Jay Woehl (?) offers little in the ways of suspense, and the cast...well, I don't know where they found them, but acting is not their forte. Even Gregory Lee Kenyon, the studly dude who plays the possessed gladiator, has little energy, and the one "sword fight" is so badly staged, it's laughable...and it was choreographed by said G L Kenyon. The gore is even so fake it's not gory; the special effects, if that's what you'd call them, are prehistoric compared to even the gladiator movies of the sixties. So, I would avoid this movie, unless you want to rent it on a night you're having your worst enemies over. Definitely, I don't think I'd buy it...unless for a penny at a yard sale. Why the two stars? I guess because I finished watching it?"