Demon Lover Diary Series: Film Comment Selects  Director: Joel DeMott, Country: USA, Release: 1980, Runtime: 90
Tagging along when her boyfriend, cinematographer Jeff Kreines, was hired to shoot the no-budget horror film Demon Lover, DeMott’s fly-on-the-wall production diary began as nothing more than a home movie memento. Little did she know that her compiled footage would become one of the most corrosive making-of documentaries ever released.
As soon as the couple arrives on location, backstage dramas (and truly bizarre details) pile up fast. They first learn that their accommodations will be provided by director Donald G. Jackson’s mother, who (small caveat) has no idea that her son is making a movie. On set, the producer/star—forever wearing a single black glove—half admits to financing the film by lopping off his own finger in an insurance scam.
Gunnar “Leatherface” Hansen makes a surreal cameo appearance, then it’s off to the house of heavy-metal rock god Ted Nugent, who is more than happy to let the dangerously volatile crew borrow an arsenal of loaded rifles for their climactic scene. To fall back on a critical cliché: you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.