Native American curses have proved a rich vein for horror cinema down the years (and still are, as this year’s Avenged showed so well).

Looking to put a new spin on things is director Russell Friedenberg with his Everglades flick Wind Walkers, starring the likes of Zane Holtz, Glen Powell and Kiowa Gordon.

Here’s a synopsis:

A group of friends and family descend into the Everglades swamplands for their annual hunting trip only to discover that they are the ones being hunted.

A malevolent entity is tracking them and they begin to realise one of their party may be possessed by something brought home from a tour of duty in the Middle East – a demon of war so horrible and deadly they are unaware of its devilish presence.

Or are they facing something even more unspeakable, a legendary Native American curse about to unleash its dreadful legacy thirsting for colonial revenge by claiming more souls?

Friedenberg has two features to his name, the most recent being 2014’s Among Ravens, but nothing in the field of horror, so it will be interesting to see how the director turns his hand to this.

Powell will soon be seen in the upcoming TV series Scream Queens, while Holtz has made his recent name as Richie Gecko in small-screen hit From Dusk Till Dawn, so there is plenty of talent in front of the lens.

Getting its world premiere at Frightfest on Friday, August 28, here’s a trailer:


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle