The Howling Wind is a hard-hitting and hallucinatory psychological thriller that is uniquely relevant to our difficult times. Directors Lorian Gish and Justin Knoepfel have captured a brutal examination of isolation and desperation under extreme circumstances.
“During a plagued dust and wind storm, a country takes in a weary traveler seeking refuge — but discovers the truth in the circumstances of his arrival.”
Here are 5 reasons why we love The Howling Wind:
5) Anthony Arkin!
Anthony Arkin is wonderfully captivating in the role of the weary Arnold Cunningham. Distrusting and cynical, Arnold (Arkin) has succumbed to his own paranoid delusions and obsessive suspicions. The more time spent inside, the more Arnold loses a part of himself.
4) Nicky Boulos!
Right from the start, Nicky Boulos has such engaging chemistry with his co-star, Anthony Arkin. The two are quite an impeccable pair with their on-screen charisma. Boulos does a fantastic job portraying the secretive and naive Jacob Thompson.
3) The Cinematography!
Director of Photography Harrison Kraft captures such interesting visual details through black and white lens. The thickness of the black shadows heighten the dramatic performances. There’s such coldness and loneliness when the camera focuses on the distance between Arnold and Jacob.
2) The Direction!
Directors Lorian Gish and Justin Knoepfel have delivered a universal and metaphorical horror story that feels emotionally connected to our modern times. Audiences will understand the obstacles that these two main protagonists are going through. Gish and Knoepfel do not hold back as they explore the nastiness of human nature.
1) A Sharp Psychological Thriller!
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With two engaging performances, The Howling Wind escalates the suspense to an effective boiling point. If this is how creative and resourceful directors Lorian Gish and Justin Knoepfel are with a short film, I cannot wait to see what they do with a feature film.
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