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Black Demons (1991)

Demoni 3 (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 5 January 1991 (Italy)
Three college students, another couple, and their housekeeper are besieged at a remote Brazilian plantation by a group of zombies raised from the grave by a voodoo curse.


Umberto Lenzi


Umberto Lenzi (story), Olga Pehar (screenplay)


Cast overview:
Keith Van Hoven Keith Van Hoven ... Kevin
Joe Balogh Joe Balogh ... Dick
Sonia Curtis ... Jessica
Philip Murray Philip Murray ... Jose
Juliana Teixeira Juliana Teixeira ... Sonia
Maria Alves Maria Alves ... Maria
Cléa Simões ... Wetnurse
Justo Silva Justo Silva ... Witchdoctor
Rita Monteiro Rita Monteiro ... Mucuma Dancer
Felix Lorival Felix Lorival ... Zombie
Paul R. Goodman Paul R. Goodman ... Zombie
Tony Martins Tony Martins ... Zombie
Gleis J. Pereira Gleis J. Pereira ... Zombie
Sérgio Costa Andrade Sérgio Costa Andrade ... Zombie (as Sergio Costa)
Louis Karlson Louis Karlson ... Zombie
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Three American college students, Dick, his sister Jessica, and her British boyfriend Kevin, are traveling through Brazil on vacation when Dick, after attending a bizarre voodoo ceremony, develops strange powers. When their jeep breaks down near a small plantation in the jungle outside Rio, the site of a former slave rebellion 150 years ago, Dick uses his powers to raise the dead of six executed Negro slaves whom target the college kids and the residents of the plantation to seek revenge for their deaths. Written by matt-282

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They will tear, rip, and bite anyone in their path of vengeance.




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Did You Know?


Director Umberto Lenzi was disappointed when he saw the leading lady Sonia Curtis arrive for the film. He wanted a gorgeous actress for the role and felt she was too plain and not attractive enough for the part, resulting in Lenzi treating her badly during filming. See more »


Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Demons (2018) See more »

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(B)lackadaisical Demons
6 December 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Ah, Umberto...what happened here? This man gave us Ghosthouse and House of Lost Souls and to a lesser extent House of Witchcraft, all fairly enjoyable late eighties Italian horror films, so what happened here? Is it because he didn't put the word 'house' in the titles? What we have is three folks,a girl and her boyfriend and her weird brother out on holiday in Brazil. Soon enough her brother picks up a copy of Now That's What I Call Voodoo Rituals VOL8 and before you know it six black demons are all up looking for The Fog type revenge on the white guy.

Sounds good, right? Well, it takes a long time before anything good starts happening, as these zombie/demon/slave types just seem to like standing around brandishing stuff. About fifty minutes in roughly things pick up a bit as the zombies make themselves known and there a bit of this and that with the killing and what not.

By no means a lost Lenzi classic, this is a poor low budget mess that somehow still makes a lot more sense than anything Fulci was producing at the time. I would have paid money for this in the past, but I'm glad that it's there on YouTube to watch. The Lenzi-man (after whom the Scottish town of Lenzie is named) did much better.

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