Dèmoni 3

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Demoni 3
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Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Produced by Giuseppe Gargiulo
Written by Umberto Lenzi (story)
Olga Pehar (screenplay)
Starring Keith Van Hoven
Joe Balogh
Music by Franco Micalizzi
Cinematography Maurizio Dell'Orco
Edited by Vanio Amici
Distributed by Shriek Show
Release date
March 25, 1991
Running time
88 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

Black Demons (released on video as Demoni 3) is a 1991 Italian horror film directed by Umberto Lenzi. It was written by Lenzi and his wife Olga Pehar, and the zombie makeup fx were handled by Franco Casagni. Lenzi said in later interviews that this was one of his favorite films, but he felt it was ruined by some of the shoddy actors he was forced to work with. Lenzi intended the film to be called Black Demons, and he did not like it when the film was later retitled Demoni 3 on video, because some people thought it was part of Lamberto Bava's Demons series, which it had absolutely nothing to do with.

Lamberto Bava also directed a film in 1988 for Italian TV entitled The Ogre (aka House of the Ogre), which was released on video in the USA as Demons III: The Ogre. Despite the American title, it is also not related in any way to Bava's Demons series. The film that was actually intended to be Demoni 3 was instead released as The Church (La Chiesa), produced by Dario Argento, directed by Michele Soavi and written by Argento, Soavi and Franco Ferrini (see more detailed explanation under entry for Lamberto Bava).[1]


Three American college students, Dick, his sister Jessica, and her South African 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 one hundred years ago, Dick uses his powers to raise the dead of six executed Negro slaves, who target the college kids and the residents of the plantation to seek revenge for their deaths.


  1. ^ The Church (1988) - The Movie Digital Retribution

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