Climate of the Hunter – USA, 2019 – preview

Climate of the Hunter is a 2019 American indie horror-drama in which two middle-aged sisters vie for the affection of a man from their past who may or may not be a vampire.

Directed by Mickey Reece (Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart; Arrows of Outrageous Fortune) from a screenplay co-written with John Selvidge, the movie stars Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss, Ben Hall, Jacob Snovel, Laurie Cummings, Sheridan McMichael, and Danielle Evon Ploeger.


In the 1970s, two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, along with a dog who’s described as a “philosopher,” have come to Alma’s remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years.

Alma is recently divorced, Elizabeth is a workaholic in Washington, D.C., while Wesley lives in Paris dealing with a wife recently struck with a fatal disease. When the three come together for dinner it has all the makings of a lovely adult melodrama about loneliness, and the desire to connect and share our lives with someone… but we must add to the mix one otherworldly piece of information: Wesley could be a vampire.

Climate of the Hunter is, according to Reece’s local online newspaper The Oklahoman, “a visual interpretation of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1985 debut album, Psychocandy.” Go figure.

Cast and characters:

  • Ginger Gilmartin … Alma
  • Mary Buss … Elizabeth
  • Ben Hall … Wesley
  • Jacob Snovel … BJ Beavers
  • Laurie Cummings … Genevieve
  • Sheridan McMichael … Percy
  • Danielle Evon Ploeger … Rose

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