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Cowboys and Vampires (2010)

Dead West (original title)
TV-14 | | Action, Horror, Western | 9 October 2010 (USA)
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Dead West - or The Rise of the Horror Genre and the Fall of the Western. The story of a western movie actor (Johnny Dust) still trying to make it big in a western film studio and theme park... See full summary »

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Johnny Dust
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Gloria Valenzuela
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Sarah Dust
Ariel Myers ...
Kim Dust
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Susan
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Miles
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Jim (as J. Lyle Johnson)
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Dead West - or The Rise of the Horror Genre and the Fall of the Western. The story of a western movie actor (Johnny Dust) still trying to make it big in a western film studio and theme park, when a 'new management team' takes over the park and turns the film studio into a fright-fest for the month of Halloween. Haunted by the image of his dead western movie hero, who appears to him on the little screen, Johnny unravels the real intent of management and its opening night 'spectacular', which takes place in the depths of the park's cave. Written by Anonymous

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The movie is centered in a town, once used to shoot westerns in, and now western shows are staged in it. Additionally, we follow the hero Johnny Dust doing an interview in a studio, and flashbacks from a movie he played in, with his hero and role model. Besides that, we see him having trouble with his ex-wife, and there is also his daughter, who thinks he is really cool. And there's a big bad conglomerate, that wants to raise the number of dwindling visitors by staging a ghost show during Halloween. The story contains story in story in story, which in itself is an interesting feat. But to do that well, you must have good a script, a good director and good editing. Good actors also help. As all are flawed, it just makes no sense now. The actors presumingly play bad as characters in the show, but unfortunately, they play equally bad in what supposedly is real life. The show stunts are blatantly fake, which is OK in itself, but here too, the "real" action is fake as well. Spectators of the show don't have clue what is real and what isn't. But we do neither. On top of that, a lot of things are not thought through: with a line in front of the ticket office, how much time would people take to chat with the ticket lady? Or, much time would they given by the people waiting in the cue? Would 6-year olds be allowed in a mine, designed as a ghost house? At least one little girl is in tears, one boy gets hurt: I can only imagine the lawsuits.... Even reading about this movie is a waste of time: I am really being kind giving it 2 stars. And that is mainly because of Gloria Valenzuela (actress Angélica Celaya). She is a convincing vampire, worthy of better than this.


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