“Demon Wind” is a bonkers combination of “Evil Dead,” “House,” “Evil Dead II,” and “Night of the Demons” but with none of the wit, or creativity. So much of “Demon Wind” makes no sense that you’ll spend more time trying to figure out the list of inexplicable scenes and plot twists more than actually sit down and experience what’s unfolding. When it’s nonsensical it’s shockingly convoluted, referring a lot of junk about main character Cory’s grandmother having a book of spells, fighting off a cult of Satanic worshippers, giving Cory some kind of magical power, and never once indicating that Cory should have stayed away from the house.
"The Departed." Jack Nicholson pulled a real gun on Leo DiCaprio in The Departed, even though it wasn't in the script. He thought the scene wasn't intense enough before.
"Boyhood." Richard Linklater cast his daughter Lorelei Linklater as Samantha because she was always singing and dancing around the house and wanted to be in his movies. At about the third or fourth year of filming, she lost interest and asked for her character to be killed off. Linklater refused, saying it was too violent for what he was planning (Lorelei eventually regained her enthusiasm and continued with the project).
There’s also a lot of goofy moments like the appearance of ghostly quaker children, a gas station diner that serves goat milk on its menu, a naked dream sequence, a victim of the demon zombies being turned in to a baby doll and then exploding, and the introduction of a character involving him karate kicking a beer can in to someone’s face. “Demon Wind” is an endless series of gaffs and baffling narrative points, that writer Charles Phillip Moore just seemed to cobble together anything and everything about monsters and demons that came to mind. If that’s not enough the cast’s performances vary from cardboard to comical, which isn’t too surprising considering the more the narrative develops, the more incoherent everything becomes.
"Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles." All the actors playing vampires were required to hang upside down for up to thirty minutes at a time during the make-up application. This would force all the blood in their bodies to rush to their heads, causing the blood vessels in their faces to bulge out. The make up artists would then trace over the swollen veins creating the eerie translucent-skinned vampire look. Unfortunately for the actors, they would have to repeat the process several times over, as the blood would quickly drain from their heads. This, in part, accounts for the lengthy make-up process.
For a movie with such a lush setting, “Demon Wind” could at least be a bare bones atmospheric chiller, but it fails to strike even the slightest spook, even botching attempts at jump scares. “Demon Wind” is so awful it’s watchable, and it’s one of those monstrosities from the nineties that have to be seen to be believed. Even then you descend in to denial that you ever bore witness to it.