IFC Midnight presents one of the horror hits of last year’s Fantastic Fest and Toronto International Film Festival, Emma Tammi’s directorial debut The Wind.
An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. 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.
Screenwriter Teresa Sutherland weaves a chilling, folkloric take of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror, masterfully executed by directed Tammi in a film filled with haunting visuals, pulse-pounding sound design, and invested performances.
“It’s refreshing to see such an original stab at this type of indie genre-bender, especially one told from a strictly female point of view.” — Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
“The Wind is a confident, thoughtful, yet creeping and powerful film, with well-earned jump scares and demons both real and possibly imaginary, enough to make you afraid of the dark and the emptiness of even the most beautiful places.” — Shelagh Rowan-Legg, ScreenAnarchy
“Tammi demonstrates a real knack for visual storytelling and mood; balancing tone and pace while pulling off some very creepy moments.” — Katie Walsh, Nerdist