Dario Argento’s late masterwork Opera remains a real eye-opener, and it’s never looked better than in this new Blu-ray presentation.
Demons 2 trades in its predecessor’s penchant for wall-to-wall gore in favor of surreal shocks and quasi-Cronenbergian craziness.
A preferable alternative would be watching Debbie Does Dallas while squirting Hershey’s Syrup into my mouth.
As for the film’s infamous keyhole set piece, it reinforces Dario Argento’s fascination with seeing as terror mechanism.
Though Argento is known for actively toying with camp, Phantom of the Opera’s campiest moments seem unintential.