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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Horror | 19 February 2016 (UK)
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Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.



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Deputy Nick
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After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realize it is up against a foe whose savagery knows no bounds. The film takes place at the turn of the century around the border of what is now Texas and New Mexico. Written by Anonymus

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Release Date:

19 February 2016 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Desaparecida, o Aleijado e os Trogloditas  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Michael Wincott was considered for the role of Buddy. See more »


During the sheriff's first hand to hand contact with the 'cave dwellers' he is thrown to the ground and his hat drops, brim first, close to his head on his right hand side. In subsequent shots it alternates between this position and being on his left, turned upside down. See more »


Samantha: This is why frontier life is so difficult. Not because of the Indians or the elements but because of the idiots.
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Referenced in Brimstone (2016) See more »


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An awesome western after a very long time.
23 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Saw this in early 2016 on a DVD. Revisited it recently. I was waiting for a second viewing before writing a review about this good film. The plot - A suspicious stranger is shot in the leg n put into a lock up by the sheriff Kurt Russell. Unknown to the him n the townsfolk, the stranger n his dead partner has insulted a cannibalistic tribe. Later, the stranger, a deputy n a lady doctor who is nursing the wounded stranger r all abducted by the savage tribesmen. Now the sheriff goes on a rescue mission along with his backup deputy, Richard Jenkins, a gunslinger, Matthew Fox and a wounded Patrick Wilson, husband of the lady doc. Before going on this mission, they r all warned about the savage cannibalistic tribe. Fans of the western genre will definitely enjoy this slow burner. Mind you, this film is not at all boring. The dialogues r good, the character development is brilliant n the acting is top notch. The pacing of the film is well complemented with intelligent and witty humor and highly likable characters n a sense of brooding dread. The debutante director, Zahler did a terrific job considering the budget. Before diving into the brutality n shocking violent confrontation, the director effectively builds tension and suspense. He is also aided by some superb cinematography by Benji Bakshi. The director is heavily influenced by classics such as The Searchers n Hills have eyes. Fans of Burrowers, Dead birds, Ravenous, Grimm prairie tales, Ghost town- 1988, will definitely enjoy this.

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