Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Fright Fest-Demon Wind

Demon Wind is a leftover horror film from the golden age of video store rentals. Rewind to a time when your best source of movie entertainment was to be found at the downtown video rental. You know the one. Owned by Mom and Pop (not unlike record stores of yesteryear) it usually carried all the hit movies up front with various genres (action, romance, comedy and sci-fi) scattered around the store. I don't know about your old video stores but the ones I went to usually had the horror section somewhere in back of all the other rentals. Heck, they were usually found by the adult section so what does that tell you? I used to love going through the horror section. One would be tempted to rent a movie based solely upon it's outrageous cover. Demon Wind was that kind of film. With a demon breaking through a window and the tag line "It'll blow you away" how could you not be at least a little curious about what waits for you? While the film has never been given a proper DVD release here in America our good friends over at twistedanger (link below) offer the film at an affordable price.

Brief description-

The film starts out in 1931 where we are shown a body being burned on a cross. At a farm nearby a woman named Regina is trying to keep demons from getting inside. Despite keeping the demons out her husband George kills her after being transformed into a demon. Years later the grandson of Regina and George (Cory) decides to travel up to the same farm after the suicide of his father. Along for the ride are his girlfriend Elaine and some of their friends. In a plot ripped right out of the pages of the script of Evil Dead a mysterious fog roles in, people are possessed by demons and all hell breaks lose.

Favorite part-

My favorite part of this film (besides it's overall abundance of cheese) is that it has the farm exist in two separate dimensions. One one side of the door the farm is intact and on the other it is in ruins.

Why you should see this film-

If you love cheesy horror films you'll love this one. Don't get me wrong it is bad. The plot features huge holes big enough to drive a truck through and the acting is wooden at times. But for a good time where you don't have to think too much you can't beat Demon Wind.

If you've seen it before then you should watch it again because-

As I said its a fun film. Whereas today's horror films are just plain bad (and boring) eighties and early nineties horror films were bad in a fun way.


Blogger Metal Mark said...

Never heard of it, sounds good though.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

I have the video in my rec room somewhere but always wanted a DVD burn of it. As I watch the DVD now it is different than my video. No scene of the woman on the cross burning in the beginning. It might be possible that there are differnent versions floating around on video then and that my DVD burn came from a different one. Either way I'll mail it to you to watch and when your done you can ship it back bro.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Never mind what I typed about the burning cross bit. When I put in the DVD and hit play the second time around it played fine and there was the cross scene. Weird. My DVD player must be acting up again.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

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8:44 PM  

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