ATTACK OF THE DEMONS (2019) Reviews and overview

 

Attack of the Demons is a 2019 American animated paper stop motion comedy horror feature film produced, edited and directed by Eric Power (Path of Blood). The narration and screenplay were provided by Andreas Petersen, while John Dixon composed the soundtrack score.

Plot:

The year is 1994… For centuries, a demonic cult has been plotting the destruction of mankind. When a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons, three non-demon hunter friends must use every skill their minds can fathom to stave off the demon apocalypse…

Reviews:

“Attack of the Demons will coast a bit on what is truly a great visual medium, but the script and story fall flat to me. Any life given to the characters and the story come from Power’s living collages, not through the dialogue and whatever mythology is being cultivated.” Biff Bam Pop!

” …the art style and lighthearted humor mean it’s accessible for all ages. At a brisk 75-minute runtime, Attack of the Demons makes for a pleasant love letter to horror. It may not offer anything wholly groundbreaking, but Power’s painstaking animation is a marvel.” Bloody Disgusting

Attack of the Demons is merely a fantastic but trying affair. One whose creativity is held back by truly lackluster dialogue. For those on the fence, it’s still worth a watch. There something for horror fans of all kinds and all ages to find. Even with one glaring misstep, Eric Power has created something really special and really fun.” Boom Howdy

“The unique and masterfully executed animation is worth the price of admission alone, but the thoughtful homage to classic monster movies and the frequent comedic injections make this a fun, albeit rough around the edges, spook show.” Film Pulse

“The transformations resemble those from Lamberto Bava’s Demons, only animated with construction paper. And the result is pretty cool looking. Indeed a lot of the animated gore, and there’s lots of it, is quite inventively done.” Voices from the Balcony

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Release:

In virtual theaters on 30th October and DVD + Digital on 3rd November 2020 via Dark Star Pictures.

Technical details:

74 minutes