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Demonoid (1981)

R | | Horror | June 1981 (USA)
A British woman visits her husband at a Mexican mine that he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine because of an ancient curse. The couple enters ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfredo Zacarías (as Alfredo Zacarias)

Writers:

David Lee Fein (screenplay), F. Amos Powell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Samantha Eggar ... Jennifer Baines
Stuart Whitman ... Father Cunningham
Roy Jenson ... Mark Baines (as Roy Cameron Jenson)
Narciso Busquets ... Dr. Julian Rivkin
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Nurse Morgan
Lew Saunders Lew Saunders ... Sgt. Leo Matson
José Chávez José Chávez ... Pepe (as Jose Chavez Trowe)
Ted White ... Frankie
Haji ... Angela (as Hajo Catton)
George Soviak George Soviak ... Sgt. Needham
Whitey Hughes ... Gambler
Al Jones Al Jones ... Patrolman Yates
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A British woman visits her husband at a Mexican mine that he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine because of an ancient curse. The couple enters the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently releases a demon that possess people's left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is to cut off his/her left hand, after which it scurries away in search of its next victim. Written by R Lindsay

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Up from the depths of hell comes the ultimate horror! See more »

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Trivia

Alfredo Zacarías initially wanted Roger Corman to pick this film up for a theatrical release, but ultimately decided to distribute this movie himself. See more »

Goofs

(around 33 min) The mine owners death a crew member or fire crew can be seen briefly crossing the burning hut from right to left. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Baines: This hand wasn't meant for you.
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Alternate Versions

A comparison between the US version and the Mexican version shows that both contain different footage. The face-crusher death scenes are more violent on the Media Home Entertainment version. The Mexican version has an alternate soundtrack, extended dialog scenes, cut scenes, alternate death scenes, and a slightly different ending. However, it is missing the first three minutes of the satanic cult chopping the girl's hand off. See more »

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Attack of the killer left hand!
7 January 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Demonoid:The Messenger of Death" is an entertaining and bizarre Mexican horror flick about a mine proprietor(Roy C. Jensen),his gorgeous wife (Samantha Eggar) and the hand case found by them in an underground mine chamber.During the night the dust turns back into a flying hand,which promptly starts possessing people.Admittedly this crazy horror flick is really bad,but I had lots of fun watching it.Its premise is similar to Oliver Stone's "The Hand":a possessed severed hand is stalking people.The possession of the left hand creates the opportunities for many bizarre scenes:a hand literally catching the train,fortune hunter dynamites his own mine- with his entire crew still inside it and a policeman pulls his pistol on a surgeon and insists the MD amputate the cop's arm sans anesthesia to name only a few.Watch "Demonoid" as soon as possible.7 out of 10.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demonoid: Messenger of Death! See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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