Demons: Awakened

 
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Demons: Awakened
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Double the Demons, Double the Gore.....
Original Movie Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1985/1986
Original Running Time:
196
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
124
Time Cut:
73
Time Added:
1
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
Had a request to do an edit of these two films and to create a single full feature. This edit I did was to create the Demons unearthing not only at the movie theater from the first Demons but also show it happening in an apartment complex, from the second film, at the same time. So now Demons 2 isn't a sequel anymore, it is happening at the same time of the first Demons movie.
Intention:
A fellow Fanedit.org member wanted me to make this into a full feature film. So I attempted to create it and here it is...
Special Thanks:
Scrapesky and JJE-187 for his amazing artwork.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
- Ripbot264 for BluRays
- Sony Vegas 13 Pro
Cuts and Additions:
The cut list isn't much...

- Cut some of the beginning of both films,
- Cut out black guy from second film as he is playing the pimp guy in the first one.
- Cut out any characters outside of the movie theater and apartment.
- So people driving around in there cars are no longer in the film
- Some actors appeared in both movies so I removed them from certain scenes
- New ending credits
Cover art by JJE-187 (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
8.7  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (3)
Narrative 
 
8.3  (3)
Enjoyment 
 
9.3  (3)
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Nice edit combining the 2 Demons films. I think some stuff from Demons 2 could be cutted off like the little demons pursuing the pregnant woman, but only for pacing reasons. Anyway a great edit!

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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
8.7
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0

Nice attempt to link Demons and Demons 2 into one grisly night. Both films bear similar structure (and director), though fans seem to feel D2 is the superior film. At two hours, it is longish for grindhouse territory, but once the teeth sink into place, viewers hold on for the ride.

Video - Demons is a dark film overall, beginning to end. D2 is book-ended brighter. At the beginning of the edit, switching between the two movies is noticeable. Distracting at times. That is to be expected. For me, the jumps from D to D2 were often jarring, whereas transitions from D2 to D were often brilliant. As the story progressed, both narratives fell into shadow so the cuts were not as stark. The film opened with damaged print effect, yet that disappeared. Thank you. As noted, very dark film - blacks solid.

Audio - Dubbed 2.0 channel which is what is on my DVD. Meaning Dubbed for you purists. Never good to begin with, the sound is acceptable. Sometimes you can understand the voice actors, sometimes not. Music stays a joyful, tacky reminder of an era. Editing well done throughout.

Narrative - As mentioned, gorehounds seem to prefer D2. Not me. I prefer the original. The story was fresher, the characters more sympathetic, the setting was inspired. D2 also had the kid, the unborn kid, goofy humor, and it seemed weighted down with commentary about television and viewing habits.

The flow is awkward, primarily in the beginning when differences between source light is apparent. Later, that is not so noticeable and the edit more entertaining. There are a lot - a lot - of characters to keep track of. In D1, you can’t predict resolutions for any, D2 is more meal-a-minute. There is a clash between suspense vs inevitability, which is how slasher films progressed in the 80s.

Enjoyment - Around the 30‘ point, the twin movies locked into sequence and this became really enjoyable. Demons is a must see for any true Horror fan, and Mikedrew has done a great job in slicing two into one. Grab this while you can, invite your friends, and turn off the lights.

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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
8.7
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9.0

I love these movies and this was a fun way to rewatch them. Thanks for the fanedit Mike.

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Owner's reply

Thanks for the review Neglify, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wish I had the same quality in both sources as the first movie is pretty clear and the sequels blu ray transfer isn't as good. Take care and thanks again,
Mike

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