If you live in the NYC area and are fiending to see some amazing Italian zombie films, you are in luck! From July 15th-29th, the Museum of Arts & Design is kick-starting its regular programming with an almost all Italian zombie film line-up that prominently features the films of Lucio Fulci and Lamberto Bava!
Saturday, July 24th’s screening will be of Lamberto Bava’s 1987 sequel to Demons, Demons 2, featuring an appearance from star Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, who will also be on hand for a Q&A.
A Bit of Background on Demons 2
Written by Dario Argento and director Lamberto Bava, Demons 2 shifted tone from its predecessor in style, but not in gore. Moving away from punk and heavy metal music, Demons 2 showcased a new score comprised of British New Wave and post-punk bands including The Smiths, The Cult, Dead Can Dance and Art of Noise. Demons 2 also marked the acting debut of Argento’s now famous daughter, Asia.
Revisiting a movie-within-a-movie genesis for its flesh-eaters, Demons 2 centers on an outbreak of the undead within a newly constructed high-rise condo building. The unsuspecting guests of a girl’s Sweet Sixteen birthday party are visited by a demon that crawls out from a late-night horror film on television. Soon the building’s tenants are under siege from an ever-growing mob of vicious, brutal creatures eager to rip them apart.
Other films in this series will include The House by the Cemetery, City of the Living Dead and The Beyond. Tickets are $10 per screening with a $7 admission price given for students or those with zombie makeup on.
For more information on this program and its showings, visit the MadMuseum.org.
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