Western Horror Films

by themonsterman-15193 | created - 27 Jun 2018 | updated - 28 Jul 2018 | Public

As a Sub-genre, Western Horror films are quite rare, with the exception of the Modern Western and zombie films that sometimes comprise the sub-genre. This is a list of all good old fashion western horror films. (Those with vampires or the traditional zombie films will be excluded).

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1. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western

72 Metascore

In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 107,691

2. Eyes of Fire (1983)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Western

A preacher is accused of adultery, and he and his followers are chased out of town. They become stranded in an isolated forest, which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans.

Director: Avery Crounse | Stars: Dennis Lipscomb, Guy Boyd, Rebecca Stanley, Sally Klein

Votes: 1,870

3. Grey Knight (1993)

R | 82 min | Horror, War

Slave traders bring back an evil voodoo entity that is accidentally freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Adrian Pasdar, Ray Wise, Cynda Williams

Votes: 777

4. Mohawk (2017)

91 min | Action, Drama, History

70 Metascore

Late in the War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

Director: Ted Geoghegan | Stars: Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rain

Votes: 1,624

5. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 41,539 | Gross: $2.06M

6. The Burrowers (2008)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Clancy Brown, David Busse, Harley Coriz, Jocelin Donahue

Votes: 8,906

7. Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Western

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.06M

8. The Rawhide Terror (1934)

Approved | 52 min | Drama, Western

Twelve renegades dressed as Indians kill the parents of two brothers. The brothers who have similar birth marks then separate. Ten years later a man known as the Rawhide Terror is murdering the renegades who are now town citizens.

Directors: Bruce Mitchell, Jack Nelson | Stars: Art Mix, Edmund Cobb, William Desmond, William Barrymore

Votes: 174

9. Grim Prairie Tales (1990)

R | 86 min | Horror, Western

A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

Director: Wayne Coe | Stars: James Earl Jones, Brad Dourif, Will Hare, Marc McClure

Votes: 1,067

10. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004 Video)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram.

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, Brent Roam

Votes: 13,581

11. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks, Ara Celi, Jordana Spiro

Votes: 12,129

12. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

Votes: 10,817

13. Dead in Tombstone (2013 Video)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A leader killed by his own gang, gets offered a chance by Satan himself to escape damnation.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Danny Trejo, Mickey Rourke, Anthony Michael Hall, Dina Meyer

Votes: 5,920

14. Dead 7 (2016)

TV-14 | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

A post-apocalyptic Western that follows a group of gunslingers as they look to rid a small town of a zombie plague.

Director: Danny Roew | Stars: Nick Carter, Carrie Keagan, Joey Fatone, Jeff Timmons

Votes: 1,408

15. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Western

Various factions, including a half-breed bandit, a gang of homosexual cowboys, and a priest, feud over stolen gold in a surreal town.

Director: Giulio Questi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Marilù Tolo, Piero Lulli, Milo Quesada

Votes: 2,800

16. Curse of the Undead (1959)

Passed | 79 min | Horror, Western

While a malady is claiming the lives of young women in a Western town, a sinister gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Eric Fleming, Michael Pate, Kathleen Crowley, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,236

17. Dead Noon (2007 Video)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Horror

With the powers of hell at his disposal, Frank, a blood-thirsty outlaw from the old west, is resurrected to seek his revenge on the present day town of Weston.

Director: Andrew Wiest | Stars: Kane Hodder, Robert Bear, Robert Milo Andrus, Lillith Fields

Votes: 304

18. The Book of Fate (2003)

85 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Fire, water, wind, earth and emptiness... Five core elements of life that once inspired a book. The Booke of Fate. Far away from here there was a mythical world -free of suffering and ... See full summary »

Directors: Tommi Lepola, Tero Molin | Stars: Asko Sahlman, Markku Partanen, Juha-Pekka Mikkola, Saija Jäntti

Votes: 618

19. Fort Doom (2004 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A new start in the post Civil War era old west bring a young budding photographer and four women together as they try to establish a new life in Fort Doom. They soon find out that the natives are the least of their worries.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Billy Drago, Joshua Park, Jennifer Lauren Grant, Debbie Rochon

Votes: 104

20. Fistful of Brains (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Western

The town of Shadowhawk is overrun by zombies when it gets caught in a war between two mysterious brothers. One of the brothers has sold the townsfolk his "magical elixir" promising them ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Parker | Stars: Jaqueline Martini, Conrad Osborne, Edward Warner, Darrell Parker

Votes: 105

21. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: John Carradine, Chuck Courtney, Melinda Casey, Virginia Christine

Votes: 2,126

22. Mad at the Moon (1992)

R | 98 min | Horror, Romance, Western

A young woman on the frontier marries a meek farmer who has an annoying habit of going through a rather drastic change every full moon.

Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Mary Stuart Masterson, Hart Bochner, Stephen Blake, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 515

23. Shroud (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

In 1862 a Dutch widow travels to the Old West to discover the fate of her husband and learn the horrible secret of the town in which he died.

Director: David Jetre | Stars: Charles Baker, Dylan Barth, Carlos Benitez, Donnie Blanz

Votes: 46

24. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Approved | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western

The Old West! It was back when times were tough, the land was harsh, vigilantes were unforgiving and outlaws... were apparently pretty nice guys!

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: John Lupton, Narda Onyx, Cal Bolder, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 1,988

25. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 61,439 | Gross: $20.24M

26. El diabólico (1977)

93 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Strange Western in which a Satan worshiping madman gives his supernatural medallion to the town loser and has him swear to Satan to avenge his death.

Directors: Giovanni Korporaal, Rafael Villaseñor Kuri | Stars: Carlos East, Jorge Russek, Jorge Humberto Robles, Odila Flores

Votes: 53

27. Cowboys Vs. Vampires (2010)

TV-14 | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Douglas Myers | Stars: Jasen Wade, Angélica Celaya, Shannon Whirry, Ariel Myers

Votes: 406

28. Bells of Innocence (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror

Chuck Norris ventures into the West to stop a horde of ghosts in their deadly path.

Director: Alin Bijan | Stars: Mike Norris, Carey Scott, David A.R. White, Marshall R. Teague

Votes: 875

29. Ghost Riders (1987)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Western

An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse's leader.

Director: Alan Stewart | Stars: Bill Shaw, Jim Peters, Ricky Long, Cari Powell

Votes: 214

30. Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002)

R | 100 min | Action, Western, Fantasy

Two ancient entities reincarnated through the centuries face off time and again for an innocent soul.

Director: Alex Erkiletian | Stars: Denise Crosby, Robert McRay, Stefan Gierasch, Zen Gesner

Votes: 227

31. The Ghosts of Edendale (2003)

R | 90 min | Horror, Western, Thriller

A young couple moves into a neighborhood obsessed with the frightening silent movie history that took place 80 years before. As the boyfriend also becomes obsessed, it becomes apparent that something more is happening.

Director: Stefan Avalos | Stars: Paula Ficara, Stephen Wastell, Andrew Kirsanov, Keith Fulton

Votes: 473

32. The Shadow of Chikara (1977)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Western

Two former Confederate captains set out to recover diamonds hidden in the mountains of Arkansas but a native spirit named Chikara is said to protect the sacred mountains against intruders.

Director: Earl E. Smith | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Sondra Locke, Ted Neeley, Joy N. Houck Jr.

Votes: 436

33. Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Horror

The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

Directors: George McCowan, Daryl Duke | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George, Pia Shandel

Votes: 590

34. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Western

A mutant sheep is on the move near a ranch in the American West.

Director: Fredric Hobbs | Stars: Christopher Brooks, Stuart Lancaster, E. Kerrigan Prescott, Peggy Browne

Votes: 839

35. The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

Directors: Edward Nassour, Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Guy Madison, Patricia Medina, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro

Votes: 1,797

36. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

G | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A cowboy named Tuck Kirby seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in a Mexican valley and putting it in a wild west show. His star attraction, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 4,764

37. Teenage Monster (1957)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western

In 1880 a young boy is exposed to the effects of a meteor and becomes an ugly killer monster, as his mother hides him in her new house and tries to stop his killing.

Director: Jacques R. Marquette | Stars: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 364

38. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: David Carradine, Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, Jim Metzler

Votes: 3,223

39. Ghost Town (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Western

A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors: Richard McCarthy, Mac Ahlberg | Stars: Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Penelope Windust

Votes: 1,704

40. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror

78 Metascore

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Votes: 42,620 | Gross: $3.37M

41. Left for Dead (I) (2007)

R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Western

A desperate criminal and a merciless posse become trapped in a remote Mexican ghost town by a vengeful demon.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: María Alché, Soledad Arocena, Andrés Bagg, Janet Bar Rembaum

Votes: 1,269

42. Bloodrayne 2 (2007 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Fantasy, Western

Rayne, the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West to stop the vampired Billy the Kid and his posse of vampire cowboys.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Natassia Malthe, Zack Ward, Michael Paré, Chris Coppola

Votes: 11,402

43. Copperhead (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Small town in the Wild West is attacked by poisonous snakes.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Brad Johnson, Keith Stone, Brad Greenquist, Wendy Carter

Votes: 653

44. Ghost Town (2009 TV Movie)

85 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A bus full of college students stumble across an abandoned western town and realize it is haunted by the ghosts of outlaws who brutally killed the residents and now kill visitors every 13 years on Friday the 13th to become stronger.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Jessica Rose, Randy Wayne, Gil Gerard, Billy Drago

Votes: 788

45. Gallowwalkers (2012)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy