A group of patrons, consisting of some of the seediest individuals ever collected togethor, are attending the grand reopening of an old cinema. But are shocked to find the featured mystery film is a brutal stalk and slash thriller, about a young lad, who turns into a demon after trying on old mask, and proceeds to brutally murder his friends.
Many of the cinema goers are disgusted and decide to leave, only to find the main doors locked, and the fire exits barricaded. Spotting a mask on display in the foyer like the one in the film, one of the girls puts it on for a joke, only to find thats not such a good idea in a horror film.
Soonafter she begins a hideous transformation and attacks the other people in the cinema, who in turn begin to transform and attack others, as the surviving patrons find themselves fighting for their lives in a series of pitched battles, as they attempt to find a way out. Guess they should have known better than to accept free cinema tickets from a strange man in a mask.
Action packed, with some good gore and brutal fight scenes, particularly during the end fight where one lad grabs a motorbike and samurai sword from the display in the foyer, then rides around the theatre decapitating the demon creatures. This is a slick, low budget, rollercoaster ride of a horror film.
Directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by the Infamous Italian horror maestro Dario Argento, it proved highly successful when released onto tape in the UK back in the early 80's and features a fun 80s soundtrack. Including the likes of Go West and rock acts like Billy Idol, Saxon, Motley Crue and Accept which adds nicely to the feel of the movie.
Overall this is a really fun slice of 80s Eurohorror, if you haven't seen it, then check it out at once.