The Wind blends together two genres that really ought to dance with one another more often – psychological horror and westerns. If that basic premise doesn’t whet your appetite a bit, then maybe the new trailer from director Emma Tammi and writer Theresa Sutherland will. The film has been going through the film festival circuit, debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2018. The film is the debut feature from Emma Tammi and set to see release on April 5, 2019 from IFC Midnight.
The Wind stars Caitlin Gerard (Insidious: The Last Key) and Julia Goldani Telles (Slenderman) as its two female leads, and definitely looks like it wants to utilize the same sense of atmospheric dread that horror darlings like The Witch and The Babadook have managed to summon up. The setting of a off the map home in the old west is perfect for capturing the sense of isolation, and it appears to riff on the “literal monsters or figurative monsters” mystery.
A tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself.
We do know that The Wind is not going to be a gonzo, in your face horror flick. Early reviews from the festival circuit say that it is a slow burn horror movie, despite what the trailer tries to sell you. Our very own Kimberley got out to see The Wind at TIFF last year, and likened it to The Others with an old west vibe. It wasn’t ground-breaking by any means, but she enjoyed its intensity, music, and atmosphere.
You’ll have to check out The Wind for yourself to see if it blows – oh, my God, I’m so sorry, but I had to write that. You understand. In the meantime, check us out on Twitter, in the official NOFS subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club for the latest in indie horror.