It seems like director Emma Tammi saw M. Night Shyamalan‘s the Happening and instead of laughing at its ridiculous premise (spooky, killer wind) like everyone else, said instead “hold my beer.” Set in the old west, the Wind is a horror film that not only has, on paper, a ridiculous set up– the wind is demonic– but has a title that is ripe for puntastic headlines if it’s not good.
But based on the trailer, it looks like the Wind neither sucks nor blows*
Official Plot Synopsis:
Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is 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, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy’s fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events. Masterfully blending haunting visuals with pulse-pounding sound design, director Emma Tammi evokes a godforsaken world in which the forces of nature come alive with quivering menace.”
The film stars Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zukerman, Dylan McTee, and Miles Anderson and will hit theaters and On Demand on April 5, 2019.
*That pun might’ve just killed Gene Shalit.