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The Wind (1986)

A novelist is stalked by a psychopath one stormy night.

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Nico Mastorakis

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Meg Foster ... Sian Anderson
Wings Hauser ... Phil
David McCallum ... John
Robert Morley ... Elias Appleby
Steve Railsback ... Kesner
Mihalis Giannatos ... Policeman
Summer Thomas Summer Thomas ... Sian's Friend
John Michaels John Michaels ... Newlywed
Tracy Young Tracy Young ... Newlywed
Dina Giannakou Dina Giannakou ... Elias' Wife
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A novelist is stalked by a psychopath one stormy night.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El viento See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Omega Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Released theatrically in West Germany and Portugal. See more »

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Referenced in Nightmare at Noon (1988) See more »

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Quite tame thriller with slasher elements
15 April 2014 | by acidburn-10See all my reviews

"The Wind" or it's much better title which I viewed it under "The Edge Of Terror" is an OK movie, although I was lured by the DVD'S interesting artwork, which made this movie look like a body count, but it's not although there are some deaths, 3 in fact but they aren't anything special very bloodless and quite limp.

The storyline is quite interesting where we get a novelist named Sian Anderson leaves her L.A. pad to travel to a remote Greek island to write her new book, unaware that her fellow neighbour and handyman is about to snap and begin a murder spree. Although this movie picks up a decent pace, it's just the so called wind wasn't as dramatic as it should have been, and despite the decent enough pace this movie still tends to drag in places like before the climax and although the chase scenes are pretty good it just wasn't tense enough for my taste and some of the moments that should have been shocking just wasn't horrific enough.

Well there is a lot to like about this movie firstly the cast are interesting namely Meg Foster who plays the lead character, a very underrated actress who should be more well known and she does a great job here and carries the movie on her shoulders effortlessly and Robert Morley was quite fun as the pompus landlord and Wings Hauser as the maniac did okay, but not quite menacing enough though but he did pretty good.

All in all "The Edge Of Terror" is pretty tame thriller with some decent moments but not enough to shine, and the pointless scenes that are just there to pad out the running time, like when the honeymoon couple show up stranded, they should have got murdered, now that would have been a great climax, so not a bad film by any means, just don't expect a full on slasher movie or you will be disappointed.


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