Demon Wind (1990)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This slick, fast-paced but vacuous production has a plot that horror buffs will find all too familiar: it serves up a group of idiotic young people as standard zombie-fodder -- including the nominal protagonist (Eric Larson) who is paying a visit to a remote mountain cabin to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his grandparents. Since this cabin was apparently built in Evil Dead country, the poor saps are beset by the title breeze -- the horrific result of some mystical mumbo-jumbo concocted by Grandpa -- which proceeds to possess the living and bring the dead back to life in a whirlwind of unconvincing make-up effects. This derivative film borrows elements from dozens of horror hits but does nothing interesting with any of them -- though the filmmakers deserve some credit for attempting some ambitious and surreal dream sequences, considering the limited budget.

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demonic-possession, haunted-house, cabin, demon, gateway-to-hell, good-vs-evil, zombie, Antichrist, Satan, devil-worship, father, Hell, spell [magic], lynching