Demon Wind

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Demon Wind
Demon wind cover.jpg
VHS Cover
Directed byCharles Philip Moore
Produced byMichael Bennett
Peter Collins
Sandy Horowitz
Paul Hunt
Written byCharles Philip Moore
StarringEric Larson
Francine Lapensée
Rufus Norris
Jack Forcinito
Stephen Quadros
Mark David Fritsche
Sherry Leigh
Music byBruce Wallenstein
CinematographyThomas L. Callaway
Edited byChristopher Roth
Distributed byDemon Wind Productions Ltd.
United Filmmakers
Release date
July 20, 1990
Running time
96 mins
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Demon Wind is a 1990 American horror film directed by Charles Philip Moore. The film concerns a group of friends who travel to an old farm, and soon find they can't leave as a mysterious fog sets in.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

In 1931, a body is burned on a cross. On a farm, a woman named Regina attempts to barricade a door, from where beyond, demons try to enter. Her husband George transforms into a demon instead and kills her.

Sixty years later, after the suicide of his father, a young man named Cory, the grandson of Regina and George, and his girlfriend Elaine, along with a group of their friends, travel up to the farm, so that Cory can figure out what happened to his grandparents. They are attacked by a band of vicious demons. When the kids try to escape, a mysterious fog brings them back to the farm, protected by a shield that prevents the demons from entering the house. One by one, the kids become possessed by the demons, but manage to fight them off with a pair of daggers they find, which is the only thing that will kill them. But when the demons' master arrives, the kids realize they will need something stronger to fend off the hellish threat.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

  • Eric Larson as Cory
  • Francine Lapensée as Elaine
  • Rufus Nirris as Harcourt
  • Jack Forcinito as Stacey (credited as Jack Vogel)
  • Stephen Quadros as Chuck
  • Mark David Fritsche as Jack
  • Sherry Leigh as Bonnie (credited as Sherry Bendorf)
  • Bobby Johnston as Dell
  • Lynn Clark as Terri
  • Richard Gabai - Willy
  • Mia Ruiz as Reena
  • Kym Santelle as Harriet
  • Stella Kastner as Grandmother Regina
  • Axel Toowey as George
  • C.D.J. Koko as Grand Demon (credited as D. Koko)

Lou Diamond Phillips has an uncredited cameo role as a demon.

Reception[edit]

Demon Wind has received a negative critical reaction. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a "rotten" score of 28%[4] and it holds a rating of 4.8/10 at the Internet Movie Database[5]

Shaun vs. the B-Movies gave a score of 5/10 saying "Personally, I got more unintentional entertainment out of this than I ever expected so I’ll bump the rating a notch for this train wreck of a film." [6]

Release[edit]

Demon Wind was released on VHS in the U.S. by Prism Entertainment in conjunction with Paramount Home Video in 1990. The release was known for its 3D lenticular video cover.

Demon Wind was notorious as a popular video title that never received an official DVD or Blu-ray release in the U.S. In August 2017, Vinegar Syndrome announced they would be releasing the film on a special edition Blu-ray in October 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basement of Goulish Decadence". ghoulbasement.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Demon Wind Review". badmovies.org. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Review at Oh, The Horror: Horror Review". oh-the-horror.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Review at Rotten Tomatoes". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Ratings at IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  6. ^ https://shaunvsbmovies.com/2016/07/15/shaun-vs-demon-wind-1990/

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