Exclusive: Mickey Reece Talks ‘Climate of the Hunter’

Think Daughters of Darkness and Dark Shadows. That’s what came to my mind when I watched Mickey Reece’s Climate of the Hunter. Part brooding horror film, part vampire flick, this indie project combines a lot of 1970s nostalgia while also challenging the audience. Is everything as it seems? Is there something truly sinister at work here?

We chatted with the film’s director Mickey Reece about his inspirations and making a period piece in the current age. Check it out below.

Climate of the Hunter is currently available on-demand.


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.