Monday, October 12, 2015

Bone Tomahawk (Review) - Western Scare Gore with Style

What a brutal little movie this turned out to be! Bone Tomahawk was getting some serious praise post-festival screening this week, so I just had to check it out. Granted I didn’t have the benefit of a crowd with me, and I was watching a watermarked, low quality screener from the company, but the whole thing is a breath of fresh air.

Do I consider Bone Tomahawk a Horror movie? Not fully. It certainly has horrific elements with cannibals that are rich with scary qualities, awesome vocalizations and brutal murder tactics. It is definitely a Western, and for those of you who are either awaiting the Hateful Eight from Tarantino or remember and adore Tombstone, seeing Kurt Russel in the wild west is a treat. He carries his sheriff’s role well as does all of our actors. Sid Haig gives a humorous but honest performance that real stood out to me. Patrick Wilson… can’t… do… anything wrong. He’s fantastic in this one.

For those of you who are more traditional Horror folk or looking for the horrific elements in the picture, it’s imperative that you appreciate at least one strong kill sequence with plenty of down home gore. It startled me and left my jaw in the dropped position.

You’ll be able to get a taste of Bone Tomahawk October 23rd on VOD. Enjoy something a little different Horror fans and Western fans… this is a juicy one.

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Tombstone) leads an all-star cast, including Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods) in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Didn't know what to expect and having seen it can understand why it got some negative reviews. BUT if you like westerns this was a great one from a pace and dialogue standpoint. This is about depth and character development rather than an action film. Yes, some very graphic scenes from a gore perspective (and I don't like horror movies) but it does add to the danger these people find themselves in and how they navigate it both mentally and physically.

    You'll sleep with the lights on for a few nights but it's worth it!