First Trailer for Indie Western Horror 'The Wind' Premiering at TIFF
by Alex Billington
September 11, 2018
"I don't suspect God has much business out here." An official festival trailer has arrived for a western horror film titled The Wind, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend in the Midnight Madness category. The supernatural thriller is set in the western frontier of the late 1800s, following a plains-woman driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land. Starring Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zukerman, Miles Anderson, and Dylan McTee. Described by TIFF as a "nightmarish yet empathetic exploration of domestic solitude, skilfully conjuring — in bone-chilling visual and sonic strokes — an indescribable spectre that seems to emanate from the abysses of the night itself." Oh my. How's that for a pitch? The reviews have been good so far, it looks like a horror film to keep an eye on.
Here's the first festival trailer (+ poster) for Emma Tammi's The Wind, direct from YouTube:
Description from TIFF: "Unravelling across a series of flashbacks that propel us towards the devastating aftermath of violence that opens the film and beyond, the story assumes the perspective of Elizabeth Macklin (Caitlin Gerard), a settler of the 1800s who has accompanied her husband in his effort to cultivate a desolate stretch of the American Western frontier." The Wind is directed by American filmmaker Emma Tammi, making her feature directorial debut after co-directing a documentary and producing a few other doc films previously. The screenplay is written by Teresa Sutherland. This is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in the Midnight Madness category, and will likely play at a few other genre festivals. The film is still searching for a distributor, so no other release dates have been announced yet. First impression? Thoughts?
Never thought the genre of "horror western" would be a reoccurring thing. But...this looks atmospheric and creepy. Hopefully it will deliver for horror fans.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 11, 2018
I imagine that those times were horrific enough without demons and any of their kin. So, this might a metaphor for it and maybe even watchable, huh?
shiboleth on Sep 12, 2018
Oh my, indeed Alex. I love westerns, and I love horror. I'm happy to see more of the "horror western" as Raw put it. So long as it doesn't bog itself down with cheap jump scares and keeps the tension up, this could be great.
grimjob on Sep 12, 2018
Looks so good! I can't wait if more Westerns catch on. They are needed.
DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2018
It is a remake of the Liilian Gish silent film of the same title?
Ramon Rodriguez on Sep 13, 2018
Well that was creepy as hell.
JohnDoeB on Sep 13, 2018
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