The film follows the exploits of a Dust Devil, a shapeshifting spirit. We learn through the film's narration that it takes the form of man in order to reach its goal of re-entry back into the spirit world. With this being a horror movie that can only be attained through (surprise, surprise) the ritual ecstasy of murder. Through manipulation the spirit lures its victims to him and thus their demise but only those that are ready. The lost, those that have no faith or individuals buried in grief are the subjects of his/its attention.
As all this is going on the film's main female lead, Wendy (Chelsea Field), who has a striking resemblance to Lena Headly of 300 fame from certain angles, leaves her husband. She heads out in anger, with no real direction in mind, in hopes to clear her head and find her bearings. Wendy ends up in nowheresville where dust storms ravage the small community bringing it to a standstill. She attracts Robert Burke, a hitchhiker and the film's antagonist (not a spoiler as this has already been established in earlier scenes), in a dream sequence she has while driving. Only then to pick him up after her car had been subsequently pulled from the hole her sleeping at the wheel state has produced.
The soundtrack is eerie and excellent, even showcasing traditionl 'ditties' at times, it adds greatly to the scenes of suspense and emotion to the shots that depict the naturalistic beauty and desolation of the location. However, I have a small qualm, when at first I glimpsed Rober Burke's character with the scene's musical accompaniment, I was reminded of earlier Clint Eastwood movies in which he also wore this same attire all the while sporting the same emotionless gaze. This in no way detracted from the movie itself, which overall was wildly entertaining.