Horror in the Wind
| Our Rating:
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: Have no fear. TV-evangelist Pat Robertson is President and he’s out to put a stop to sex.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
MPAA: Not Rated
|Director: Max Mitchell
Writer: Max Mitchell
Starring: Perren Hedderson, Morse Bicknell
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Have no fear. TV-evangelist Pat Robertson is President and he’s out to put a stop to sex. Biogeneticists, Richard and Ed (Perren Hedderson and Morse Bicknell), are working on a drug that curbs sexual appetite but Robertson steals the formula before it’s ready and spreads it across the country. Only thing is, the formula doesn’t stop the sexual urge – it just reverses everyone’s sexual orientation. Before the President can trade his dress shoes for pumps, the world is rife with queers. Now, with 90 percent of the population happier than they have ever been, should Richard and Ed try to concoct an antidote, or should they just continue to ogle each other in the lab (while their former wives discover the joys of nude yoga together)?
Horror in the Wind is not a big-budget Hollywood flick – just a local New Mexico production; written, produced, directed and acted by New Mexico talent. (They even had New Mexico beer at the wrap party). But Horror in the Wind stands tall among very-low-budget indie movies (made for under $53,000) because of its production quality, unique plot and clever budget-saving work-arounds such as their portrayals of Robertson and his VP.
The movie gets a bit tedious, and goes perhaps over the camp line with some of the supporting story lines, but Hedderson and Bicknell are pleasant to watch, and some of the gags, such as the new Princess Diana Bible and the TV news scroll messages, add some nice grins.
Kudos also go to writer/director, Max Mitchell, and Executive Producer, Dick Weber, for using Horror in the Wind to raise funds for a New Mexico chapter of PFLAG. Their 2009 sold-out screening raised more than $1,000 for the organization. (CJ)