Demon Wind

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Demon Wind
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VHS cover
Directed byCharles Philip Moore
Written byCharles Philip Moore
Produced byMichael Bennett
Peter Collins
Sandy Horowitz
Paul Hunt
StarringEric Larson
Francine Lapensée
Rufus Norris
Jack Forcinito
Stephen Quadros
Mark David Fritsche
Sherry Leigh
CinematographyThomas L. Callaway
Edited byChristopher Roth
Music byBruce Wallenstein
Distributed byDemon Wind Productions Ltd.
United Filmmakers
Release date
  • July 20, 1990 (1990-07-20)
Running time
96 minutes
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.[2][3] Eventually only Cory and his girlfriend Elaine remain alive. The two discover that Cory is able to defeat the evil by transforming into a higher being. The battle nearly ends them both, but they are able to win. As they flee and return to civilization a possessed townsperson watches them from the hills, implying that they did not completely defeat the evil.

Cast[edit]

  • Eric Larson as Cory
  • Francine Lapensée as Elaine
  • Rufus Norris 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)

Production[edit]

Demon Wind was filmed in 1989 in Thousand Oaks, California.[4][5]

Release[edit]

Demon Wind premiered in Germany on July 20, 1990, followed by a VHS release in the United States by Prism Entertainment in conjunction with Paramount Home Video on September 13, 1990.[5] The release featured a 3D lenticular video cover.[4]

In October 2017, Vinegar Syndrome released a 2K restoration of the film on DVD and Blu-ray.[6]

Reception[edit]

A writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram gave the film a score of one star.[7] Matt Donato reviewed the film for SlashFilm, calling it "an impossibly rewarding, continuous grab bag of genre absurdity that is as flummoxing as it is utterly transcendent".[6] Joe Bob Briggs screened the movie as part of The Last Drive-In on Shudder, calling it "the only haunted house, time-travel, vomit-spewing demon zombie apocalypse, multi-generational satan worship martial arts film."[8]

Notes[edit]

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. ^ a b Jones, Stephen (2000). The Essential Monster Movie Guide: A Century of Creature Features on Film, TV, and Video. Billboard Books. p. 106. ISBN 978-0823079360.
  5. ^ a b "'Demon Wind' Is The Perfect Storm Of Bonkers Horror". iHorror. 2018-09-04. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  6. ^ a b Donato, Matt (2018-06-01). "Demon Wind is the Craziest Horror Movie You've Never Seen". SlashFilm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  7. ^ "Movies (Continued from Page 11)". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas. March 14, 1993. p. 244. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Beerman, Laura (2019-07-01). "The Last Drive-In: Season 1 Week 5: Demon Wind - JOE BOB BRIGGS". JoeBobBriggs.com. Retrieved 2022-03-09.

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