|Tags: 90's, b movie, Charles Philip Moore, cheesy, demon, demon wind|
Director:Charles Philip Moore
Cast:Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Rufus Norris, Jack Forcinito, Stephen Quadros, Mark David Fritsche, Sherry Leigh, Bobby Johnston, Lynn Clark, Richard Gabai, Mia M. Ruiz, Kym Santelle
I remember first viewing this film as a kid and, to my surprise, enjoying it. Recently I was able to revisit the film, and I think I enjoyed it more now than I did as a kid. This is an underrated gem that's practically unknown to many horror fans. In the long line of demon-themed films, this ranks high on my list, right next to Lamberto Bava's Demons, Night of the Demons, and Demon Knight.
The movie borrows mostly from the classic Evil Dead, as it focuses on a man named Corey and his friends making a trip in the middle of nowhere in order for Corey to find some answers about his past. What they find is a burnt-down old shack, and a mysterious fog that traps the group in the area, forcing them to stay the night. In this process they discover that Corey's relatives dabbled in black magic and demonology, which makes it way to present day when one of the group decide to recite some words written on the wall. Naturally this sparks an event which unleashes a gateway for the demons to enter our world and cause all sorts of trouble for our group.
This movie is filled with all sorts of cheese, from ridiculous sequences involving the demons standing in front of our leads instead of attacking, to a character doing a round-house kick in order to knock a can in the face of the asshole "jock' of the group. The film has many faults, but makes up for it in decent make-up effects, campy fun, and a lot of blood and guts. Added with the interesting and unintentionally funny duo of magicians in the group, and we've got a cheesy-good movie. There are even a couple semi-creepy scenes, especially when we're first introduced to the shack.
A fun cheesy B-grade horror flick. The make-up effects are decent, there's a good amount of gore, and the characters are interesting. Worth a check.
|Posted on July 2, 2009 - 10:41pm | FrighT MasteR|