Demonia (1990)

Italy, 1990
85m
35mm film, Telecolor
Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. Production began on January 1990 and it was originally released on video in Italy in October 1990.

Plot Summary

A team of archaeologists are exploring the ruins of an ancient crypt in Sicily where heretic nuns had been stoned and crucified by superstitious villagers . One of them, Liza, starts to suffer terrible nightmares about the nuns and other members of the team start to die in particularly horrible ways…

Credits

Crew
Director: Lucio Fulci
Lanterna Editrice. A.M. Trading International (Rome)
Producer: Ettore Spagnuolo
Production Manager: Alessandra Spagnuolo
Assistant Production Manager: Gianluca Bigari
Script: Piero Regnoli, Lucio Fulci
Director of Photography: Luigi Ciccarese
Cameraman: Sandro Grossi
Additional Camera: Fabio Leoni, Gianluca Di Giacomo
Gaffer: Ninuccio Tonnarini
Generator Operator: Francesco D’Agostino
Key Grip: Nazzareno Savini
Grip: Fabrizio Pizzoferrato
Stills: Carlotta Fenati
Equipment: Cineluce
Negative: Kodak S.p.A.
Lab: Franco Appetito
Editor: Otello Colangeli
Assistant Editors: Giuliana Colangeli, Leonardo Kustermann
Music: Giovanni Cristiani
Sound Director: Alberto Salvatori
Sound Recording: Cinemontaggio
Sound Mixer: Mario Lupi
Sound Effects: DA.MA Sound
Costume Designer: Massimo Bolongaro
Wardrobe: Iacobelli
Shoes: Arditi
Make Up: Franco Giannini, Giuseppe Ferranti
Hair: Maria Teresa Carrera
Wigs: Sexy Wig
Special Make Up Effects: Franco Giannini
Special Effects: Mario Ciccarella, Elio Terribili
Opticals and Titles: Videogamma
Art Director: Massimo Bolongaro
Set Dresser: Cinzia Milani
Decor: Rancati
Property Master: Vincenzo Luzzi
Director’s Assistant: Camilla Fulci
Production Secretary: Donatella De Guida
Transport: Cinetrasport
Locations: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Cast
Brett Halsey (Professor Paul Evans)
Meg Register (Liza Harris)
Lino Salemme (Turi DeSimone)
Christina Englehardt (Susie)
Pascal Druant (Kevin)
Grady Thomas Clarkson (Sean)
Ettore Comi (John)
Carla Cassola (Lilla)
Michael J. Aronin (Lieutenant Andi)
Al Clever [real name: Pier Luigi Conti] (Porter)
Isabella Corradini, Bruna Rossi, Paola Calati (nuns)
Paola Cozzo (pregnant nun)
Antonio Melillo (Robbie)
Ruth Anderson
Gianfranco Bonavita
Francesco Biasini
Clorinda Pucci
Kerstin Soderberg
Francesco Cusimano
Lucio Fulci [Inspector Carter] *

Alternative Titles

Liza – working title

References

Periodicals

  • Fangoria no.216 (September 2002) pp.69-74, 82 – interview with Brett Halsey (The Italian jobs by Tom Weaver)

Books

  • Beyond Terror by Stephen Thrower p.274 – credits, review
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.403
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.126
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.75-76
  • Italian Horror 1979-1994 by Jim Harper pp.83-85 – illustrated credits, review