Director: Charles Philip Moore
Starring: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensee, Rufus Norris, Jack Vogel, Stephen Quadros
There’s something deadly in the air
Cory gathers a few of his friends for a weekend out on a farm that used to belong to his grandparents. Cory is not just after a weekend of fun, but he is also trying to find some hints of what happened to his grandparents sixty years ago.
It doesn’t take long after their arrival before the group of friends start to experience strange occurrences. There is a demonic power at work on this place and its fog is keeping the group from being able to leave the place, forcing them to stay put and try their best to fight off the demon entity.
Demon Wind is a forgotten 90’s horror film that tried to mimic the best films of the 80’s, including Night of the Demons, Nightmare on Elm Street and Evil Dead. It is however lacking the talent that was behind those films, making this become a cheesy b-movie experience instead of anything that could possibly scare anyone.
All of the characters are forgettable, I even have a hard time naming any of them a few hours after seeing the film and the acting is also abysmal. The effects are decent enough, but the film lacks the fun needed to make them enjoyable and a lot of the stuff didn’t make that much sense either. It does have some decent music though, which does create some moody atmosphere.
The film is written and directed by a guy named Charles Philip Moore, who has also done some 90’s b-movie acting films including Blackbelt with Don Wilson and Angel of Destruction before finding something else to do before the 2000’s started. I guess he did show that he had some love for the horror genre with this, but he did not have the talent to bring something unique and different to the table.
Demon Wind is forgotten for a reason. It is mediocre in all departments and it is only of interest to those who love to dig through VHS piles in hope of finding a hidden gem. This is not it though, so if you do see this film you can skip it with a good conscience, cause you are not missing out on anything special.