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Demon Wind
VHS cover
Directed byCharles Philip Moore
Written byCharles Philip Moore
Produced by
  • Michael Bennett
  • Peter Collins
  • Sandy Horowitz
  • Paul Hunt
  • Eric Larson
  • Francine Lapensée
  • Rufus Norris
  • Jack Forcinito
  • Stephen Quadros
  • Mark David Fritsche
  • Sherry Leigh
CinematographyThomas L. Callaway
Edited byChristopher Roth
Music byBruce Wallenstein
Distributed by
  • Demon Wind Productions Ltd.
  • United Filmmakers
Release date
  • July 20, 1990 (1990-07-20)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States

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 cannot leave as a mysterious fog sets in.[1]


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.


  • 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)


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


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.[sources 1]

Demon Wind can be watched in its entirety in the video game High on Life,[12] featuring a full-length commentary by Red Letter Media.[13][non-primary source needed]


A writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram gave the film a score of one star.[14] 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".[11] 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."[15]



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  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. ^ "Demon Wind (Limited Edition Lenticular Slipcover) – Vinegar Syndrome". Vinegar Syndrome. Archived from the original on October 23, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  7. ^ "Demon Wind (Standard Edition) – Vinegar Syndrome". Vinegar Syndrome. Archived from the original on August 19, 2021. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Hobbs, Charlie (January 22, 2017). "Now on Blu-ray: Vinegar Syndrome Brings The Best Trashy Movies Home This Winter". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  9. ^ Hunter, Rob (October 24, 2017). "Vinegar Syndrome's October Slate Brings the Horror". Film School Rejects. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Roth, Dany (December 8, 2017). "10 new horror Blu-rays from 2017 that you have to see (and maybe even own)". Syfy Wire. Syfy. Archived from the original on January 24, 2021. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Donato, Matt (June 1, 2018). "Demon Wind is the Craziest Horror Movie You've Never Seen". /Film. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  12. ^ Martin, Sean (December 19, 2022). "How to watch the full Demon Wind movie in High on Life". PC Gamer. Retrieved December 21, 2022.
  13. ^ Red Letter Media [@redlettermedia] (December 13, 2022). "Hey! the @highonlifegame came out today from @JustinRoiland and @SquanchGames! It's true! Rich and Mike do several voices in the game. The three of us also do a feature length commentary track for a movie called "Demon Wind" which you can watch inside the game!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 21, 2022 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "Movies (Continued from Page 11)". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas. March 14, 1993. p. 244. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  15. ^ Beerman, Laura (2019-07-01). "The Last Drive-In: Season 1 Week 5: Demon Wind - JOE BOB BRIGGS". JoeBobBriggs.com. Retrieved 2022-03-09.[permanent dead link]

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