Sunday, October 18, 2020

15 Favorite Horror Movies: The Wind (2018)

Being a fan of both Westerns and certain kinds of horror movie, I'd hoped to enjoy The Wind. But I was shocked by how good it is. It uses the isolation of pioneer life to create a scary, atmospheric, Western gothic. It's beautifully shot, it's psychological, and above all it's super spooky. 

I also love the title, because a huge part of the film is about using wind as a symbol of something dark and sinister. You know the old horror trope of someone getting spooked by a noise and someone else trying to reassure them by saying, "Don't worry. It's only the wind." What happens when it really is the wind, but that's not a good or comforting thing?

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