Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 124 minutes
Directed by J. T. Petty (who also directed Soft for Digging, which is in my Netflix Queue, and Mimic 3, which I haven't seen)
Written by J. T. Petty (who also wrote both Soft for Digging and Mimic 3)
Karl Geary (Nadja)
Clancy Brown (Highlander, Starship Troopers, The Shawshank Redemption)
William Mapother (Mission Impossible 2 and In the Bedroom - which is, again, in my Netflix Queue)
Doug Hutchison (Tooms from The X-Files - he is also in Punisher: War Zone, The Green Mile, and The Salton Sea)
Sean Patrick Thomas (Cruel Intentions and Halloween 8: Resurrection)
Rating: 2 Skulls
The Dakota Territories - 1879 - A handful of brave pioneers maintain isolated settlements in the badlands beyond civilization. Irish immigrant Fergus Coffey is near to winning the hand of his beloved, Maryanne, when she is suddenly taken from him - her family brutally abducted in a nighttime attack on their homestead.
Suspicion falls immediately on hostile Indians.
Experienced Indian fighters Will Parcher and John Clay form a posse and set out to rescue the kidnapped settlers - taking along a naive teenager hoping to prove himself a man, an ex-slave looking for his place, and their ranch hand, Coffey.
But as men vanish into the night and horrific evidence accumulates with the dead and dying, the group discovers that their prey is far more terrifying than anything human, and their prospects are far more terrible than death.
Horror Westerns - there just aren't enough of them - good ones anyway. . .
When my neighbor brought this one over, all excited about it - I anxiously popped it into my DVD player, only to be sorely disappointed.
You see, this one was near the top of my Netflix Queue - it had a long wait attached to it, which is generally a good sign. Turns out, I need not have bothered even renting it - this one can definitely wait for television.
As I told my neighbor though - I enjoy horror [obviously] as well as westerns, and I love when the two are combined - I just have yet to find a horror western that absolutely floors me, and I think that I was hoping that this would be the one. Sadly, it isn't.
Another thing is that I love Tremors [all 4 films] and I was hoping that this one was going to be a more serious "Tremors 4" type of movie - perhaps that is yet another reason that I didn't like this one.
Here's the trailer: