This impressively mature debut from Emma Tammi is a western horror film that takes place in the far reaches of 19th century America. Dark and disturbing events unfold through the eyes of the protagonist, Elizabeth, as she accompanies her husband on a journey to cultivate a desolate stretch of the U.S. frontier. For a long time she has sensed that something sinister is lurking around every corner, but her husband dismisses her feelings as mere superstition. When the couple moves into an abandoned cabin in the middle of nowhere and tries to get their life on track, strange and inexplicable things start to happen; it makes Elizabeth’s paranoia worse, and starts to make everyday life more difficult. The wind of the title plays a key role in the film, heralding the approach of unidentified danger. The Wind, much like The Witch, is not only a perfect take on the modern horror genre set in the era of American colonialism, but also a kind of a commentary on a ghostly past; a stark warning taken straight from a nightmare.
Miles Anderson, Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Dylan McTee, Ashley Zukerman