Two grimy saddle-tramps decide to go picking around an Indian burial ground, desecrating the graves, when one of them becomes apparently possessed. Wandering the wilderness, he slaughters anyone who crosses his path and is hunted by a small group of lawmen and their Indian guide.
A serious-minded horror/western hybrid, this is pretty atmospheric and fairly suspenseful. The film does an okay job of building superstitious dread, while thankfully steering away from using too much mumbo-jumbo to tell it's story.
However, the direction could have used a bit more polish and the characters slightly cardboard. Also, it kind of loses momentum after the first half, with too many scenes that appear to have been added solely to get the film's running time over the eighty-minute mark. This probably would have been a lot better as a sixty-five minute movie.
Overall, it's not too bad. I suspect that horror fans may be a little disappointed, while western fans might be more forgiving of it's flaws.
Top-billed Adrian Pasdar appears to have been hired for about half a day's shooting.
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