The Demon

August 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm (4 Heads, Demon, The) (, , , )

The Demon – 1979 – South Africa

A psychotic killer with a mask (sometimes) and clawed gloves kills people by wrapping plastic bags around their heads. He stalks two beautiful young school teachers who like meditating and going out with guys. On the killer’s trail is a psychic detective. The detective doesn’t do anything and is arbitrarily killed early in the film—and not even by the killer. In the end, the killer chases one of the teachers around a house. The teacher gets naked for this part. She eventually defeats the killer with a Home Alone-style trap. She puts slippery soap on the floor, sprays her attacker with scalding water, and stabs him in the throat.

The Demon doesn’t try very hard. It’s an unimaginative, slow-paced rip-off of Halloween (1978). There is no explanation of who the killer is and why he kills. The inclusion of the psychic detective is also pointless, although his death is at least surprising. The Demon was produced in South Africa, but you would never know aside from the actor’s accents. For the adolescent crowd, the film has lots of nudity.

Rating: 4/10 Shrunken Heads. At one point, the characters visit a nightclub called “Boobs Disco” and dance to Funkytown.


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