An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at 2019’s The Wind
Isolated in the 19th century American Frontier, a husband and wife welcome new neighbors but soon something demonic threatens both families.
Is it Scary?
The Wind has a few jump scares and several unsettling scenes displaying the aftermath of violence. There’s also a lingering creepiness to the movie that makes those few jump scares extremely effective. While this isn’t anywhere close to scariest movie you’ll ever see, you definitely won’t forget the one or two jumps you have while watching it. I watched it twice and some jump scares still got me the second time.
In the end you’ll leave the movie scared but you won’t be terrified for the long-term unless you’re living in an isolated area with no internet, electricity, or neighbors for miles but if that’s the case you’re probably not watching many movies or even reading this right now.
The Wind is pretty good. Although it teeters on the edge of being a full-on slow-burn psychological horror, those who like those types of movie will still enjoy The Wind. It does a great job at setting up the atmosphere and making you feel the isolation while still mixing in the feeling of a more typical demon/ghost movie.
Overall the acting was well done, though there might have been a scene or two that felt a bit too forced. While the story was interesting and kept you engaged, the story contains a lot of flashbacks and the constant flashbacks were a bit annoying. For some of the them you’re left wondering why they even bothering with the scene instead of focusing on what the scene was showing you.
The very few jump scares and the atmosphere of The Wind was the highlight, it dropped in jump scares or important story beats at the exact right time to prevent the movie from getting boring. It’s a balance that I think some slow-burn horror movies don’t get right all the time.
Overall I would recommend The Wind especially to those who like slow-burn horror but even if you don’t there’s a chance you’ll still enjoy it.