Now You See It. Now You Don't. Now You're Dead.
Demon Wind is bad. It's Troll 2 bad. The only reasons to watch it are its oozing creatures, a few unintended laughs, and to prove that 1990 was an all-time low in American fashion. The story is such an illogical and underdeveloped rip-off of Evil Dead that it is impossible to take seriously. Why does Cory need so many people with him to look around a ranch in the first place? Do people really roundhouse kick beer cans at each other out of aggression? Why would a demon-defeating magic spell turn its caster into a giant elf?
The acting is simply nauseating to boot. It's a real test of patience not to put Demon Wind on mute. The quintessence of bad acting is beheld as one of the characters turns into a demon: She stabs her boyfriend in the face with her fingernails and he, blank-faced, falls to his knees and says emotionlessly: "But I loved you..."
Demon Wind is still quite the spectacle. The demons say things like: "You can't kill what's already DEAD," and slap people. The demon voices, which make the sound effects on Goosebumps episodes sound bloodcurdling, sound like the binars on Star Trek: The Next Generation crossed with the Djinn from Wishmaster. The chief demon gets kicked in the nuts, Cory's grandfather pukes yogurt, Cory's girlfriend moons him in a creepy roadside diner... quite the spectacle indeed.
As a VHS tape, though, Demon Wind is still worth tracking down. It was first released in a hologram box, and these tapes can fetch upwards of $50. Even without the hologram, the cover is pretty cool. There is no Region 1 DVD release, so at least in North America, Demon Wind is an oddity being buried by the past. Find it, watch it, chuckle, shelve it.