Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns
Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns (1987)

Writer-producer Dario Argento and director Lamberto Bava follow up their gory shocker Demoni with this derivative sequel, basically a carbon-copy of the original. Whereas the first film featured demonic forces emerging from a horror movie… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: February 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The level of "why the heck not?" enthusiasm that Bava and Argento evidently sank into this second chapter is addictive in the same way that a sugar rush can be.

Full review…
Andreas Samuelson

... often laughable and unintentionally funny, but also -- surprisingly quite scary in some scenes.

Full review…
Scott Weinberg

If you dug the first one, you'll probably enjoy about 30% of the sequel.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews even less interesting piece of work than its mediocre predecessor...

Full review…
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

Arty and scary horror flick.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Director Lamberto Bava and co-writer Dario Argento keep things just this side of ludicrous and the result is gory fun.

Full review…
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Doesn't even compare to the original, but the blood and guts make it passable entertainment.

Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Considering that the first Demons film was such a great experience to watch with terrific gore effects, a wicked concept and awesome soundtrack, you'd… More
_kelly .King
I actually like this one better than the first Demons, because I think Bava is allowed more freedom and expression on his set. The plot may start slow and… More
Cassandra Maples
Okay, first of all, anybody who is expecting The English Patient from a movie called "Demons 2" will be sorely disappointed. This is an 80s low-budget… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Not as great as the original "Demons" movie, this one has demons attacking people at a highrise apartment building with no escape for them. It all… More
Steve K
Having revisited the film, I now find the similarities between the two films actually aids enjoyment rather than detracts from it. Furthermore, with… More
Ryan Marshall
** out of **** In Lamberto Bava's "Demons", a private showing of a never-before-seen horror film at a city theater called "The… More