Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DEMONS WEEK: Music Fit for a Demon


We took an in-depth look into the eye-candy of Demons. Now, let us give a listen to the many sounds of the film. Check out...MUSIC FIT FOR A DEMON! (In Stereo Where Available)

What would Demons  be without the soundtrack to accompany all the blood-splatter and throat-ripping in the film, Demons? Even the quieter moments that serve as filler are much creepier with the right kind of music. Demons  is among the few films that really thrives with its soundscapes. Every song feels perfect for the particular scene that it is playing in Demons. Hell, Demons  kind of introduced me to some of the harder forms of music in my life. Perhaps if I've never seen Demons...would I have become the astute metalhead that I proudly am today? Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows? What I do know is that the Demons  soundtrack kicks all kinds of serious ass! By the by...if it feels like I'm mentioning the name Demons  a lot...it is because I'm going for the record of mentioning the film title Demons  the most in an article about the motion picture Demons. Cool?

Here's a nice little walk down memory lane with neat little photos to help trace the path of all the great music that came from...DEMONS!




The film opens with the main "Demon" theme by Claudio Simonetti. Perhaps the most memorable song from the soundtrack.

The beginning of Rick Springfield's "Walking on the Edge" plays during the early shots of the Metropol's exterior and interior right before the patrons show up for the screening and what an effect it has on the introduction to this iconic theater of evil.

If you listen closely, you can hear Simonetti's "Out of Time" playing faintly in the background as the theater goers enter the lobby of the Metropol.


Motley Crue's "Save Our Souls" plays as the opener for the movie playing in the Metropol theater, which is also from the band's Theater of Pain album. "Home Sweet Home" is one of my favorite Crue songs.

Simonetti's "Killing" serves as the theme to Rosemary's (Geretta Geretta) assault on Ruth (Nicole Tessier) after she is discovered in the restroom with a bad case of demon acne.

Pretty Maids' "Night Danger" accompanies the panic felt by the theater patrons after they witness Ruth turn into a demon. Such a kick ass song. Pretty Maids can still be found touring around the world with its original line-up, releasing their 13th studio album this past March.

Simonetti's "Killing" plays as Tony the pimp (Bobby Rhodes) and the rest of the survivors learn that no one is in the projection room as the movie is still playing in the theater.


Nothing says punk more than Go West's "We Close Our Eyes" as we are introduced to the film's resident punk rock gang. Oh what a goofy group of punk rock gang members. With names like "Ripper", "Baby Pig" and "Hot Dog", one can only laugh at these boneheads.

More "Killing" plays during more demon havoc. Still my favorite of Simonetti's Demons  score.

Simonetti's score also incorporates some soundscapes from "The Evil One" as the surviving patrons learn that..."it's not the movie...it's the theater."

As we are introduced to the "punk rockers" "coke" habits, the tender "Send My Heart" by The Adventures is playing in the background. Another curious choice for this particular scene. I still maintain that they should have gotten some Misfits or Samhain for these scenes.

Billy Idol's "White Wedding" is heard during the "coke" scene. Perhaps the biggest hit of all the songs on the soundtrack.

Simonetti's score can be heard during the iconic image of the demons ascending the staircase.


By the time the main demon emerges from Kathy's back, Simonetti's "Killing" can still be heard. The creature design of this particular demon by Sergio Stivaletti has remained in my nightmares for years after I first watched the film. Something about the characteristics within his eyes just irks me!

The fucking awesome dirt bike scene is paired with Accept's "Fast as a Shark", which is a perfect one-two punch. What can I say about this bigger than life scene? A helicopter crashes through the ceiling and hero George (Urbano Barberini) thrashes through the sea of Demons with his trusty samurai swords. It's also interesting to note that "Fast as a Shark" can also be heard in the 2012 film...People Like Us. Not as memorable as Demons.

Saxon's "Everybody Up" plays during the apocalyptic scene in the third act as our heroes witness the streets of Berlin overrun by demons. A perfect choice for the scene. The band Saxon is set to go on tour this October.

We end the film as we started...with Simonetti's "Demon" theme






Thanks for reading,

bryan.




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