IFC Midnight has bought the U.S. distribution rights to Emma Tammi’s narrative horror western The Wind, which had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. The indie horror, which screened as part of the Midnight Madness sidebar at TIFF will also make its USA premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest.
The Wind explores isolation on the prairie, following a woman who moves to the American frontier to settle with her husband when an evil presence manifests and infects her with paranoia. Hailed by critics as an eerie femme-centric western and supernatural horror, the film stars Caitlin Gerard (Insidious: The Last Key), Julia Goldani Telles (Slender Man), Ashley Zukerman (Manhattan), Dylan McTee (Midnighters), and Miles Anderson (La La Land). Nightmare on Film Street’s Kimberley Elizabeth called The Wind “A slow and subtle period piece [that has] a subtly to appreciate with the dancing of shadows and the spooks that make themselves apparent”. You can read the full review HERE.
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The Wind not only features an impressive lineup of talented female creatives at the helm, it also has the work from production designers Hillary and Courtney Andujar, set decorator Elsbeth Mumm, along with film editor Alexandra Amick. In her feature debut, director Emma Tammi with producers Christopher Alender and David Viste gave a statement on the partnership with IFC Midnight:
IFC’s history of cultivating large audiences for smart, genre-bending films makes them the ideal partner to bring this beautiful, thought-provoking, and ultimately horrifying film to market. It is an important time to champion storytelling that takes risks, and IFC emboldens those narratives that challenge and move us, while entertaining. We are very excited to be part of the family and look forward to working with their talented team to bring The Wind to the U.S. audience.
IFC Midnight is a major U.S. distributor of horror, science fiction, thriller, and art house films that have most recently included, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, The Devil’s Candy, and Jennifer Ken’s hugely acclaimed The Babadook.
Though no concrete date has been set, fans can expect to see The Wind in 2019, and rest assured that Nightmare on Film Street will keep you posted. Are you excited to see The Wind? Will you be in the Austin area for Fantastic Fest? let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club Facebook group.