Monday, October 01, 2018

Countdown to Halloween - Day 1 - Movie 2

After an attack at a stable leaves one dead and two missing, a sheriff puts together a rescue party. The victims were spirited away not by Indians, but by something worse, violent, cannibalistic troglodytes.

Bone Tomahawk (2015), starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins and Lili Simmons is like a weird western version of John Ford's The Searchers (1956). The anticipation of bad things about to happen is palpable throughout. The characters, while archetypes, are also well rounded, and don't follow the predictable paths that you'd expect. The violence, when it's there is sudden, loud, and brutal. This is a really good, well made film, and I recommend it.


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