If there was a Hall Of Fame for demon transformations, then Carmen from 1985’s Italian gore-galore classic Demons would have been inducted a looooong time ago.
So, on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday it’s a must that I pay homage to Carmen’s transformation and I’m even going to throw in a spiffy throat ripping at the end as a bonus! When it comes to my love for Demons, there are many highlights (samurai sword demon killing on a motorcycle, anybody?) but I have to tip my cap to the glorious practical effects on display in this particular scene courtesy of the great Sergio Stivaletti. Watch and learn youngsters, and please enjoy that lovely demon tongue of Carmen’s as well……..
Not gonna lie, it takes a lot to give me the creeps – so this is going to be a recurring feature that will give you, the reader, an idea of just what does give me the creeps! First up, actress Geretta Geretta changing over to a demon in the aptly titled Italian classic Demons. I remember watching this with my Dad when I was about 11. The original VHS box was a little deceiving because it had a demon on it (from the movie) that sort of resembled an evil Muppet. Not all that scary (shrug)
*wocka wocka wocka!*
So, everything was going along so nicely – the bad dubbing, Tony The Pimp (who hadn’t really had any golden lines up to this point), the blind guy who wouldn’t shut up…..Oh, but I wonder what’s going to happen after that girl put that mask on in the lobby and cut herself!? Yep – here we go. Continue reading →