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
After reading S. Craig Zahler's second novel called "Wraiths of the Broken Land" (2013), Kurt Russell stated that "Zahler's a fabulous story teller whose style catapults his reader into the turn of the century West with a ferocious sense of authenticity". The phrase is written on the back cover of the book. See more »
At 1:30:22, when the Sheriff and his deputy are leaving Mr. Brooder, the troglodyte is clearly seen as breathing, even though he is already dead at that point. See more »
Four Doomed Men Ride Out
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Haley-Marie Asher, Eleanor Barsch, Chir Dozoryst, Frank Hanson, Jeff Herriott, Kelly Jarvis, Brian Leeper, Elizabeth Marvitz, Brad Townsend & Benjamin Whitcomb
Published by Twilight Riders LLC
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A fresh, original blend of genres that results in a new cult classic!
This film is a great example of what Hollywood is sorely lacking these days: Originality! Like other reviewers have mentioned, this is slow burning western/horror flick that keeps building the suspense until the finale. It's not an edge-of-your-seat thriller that is loaded with action, but it has enough to keep your interest. It has more of a typical western feel to it in terms of character development. The dialogue is spot on for this genre. The acting is superb and plot is genuine. I think that it speaks volumes about the script given the fact that the actors signed on for minimum pay (that means they WANTED to be in this film for the script and plot). The gore is definitely there for the horror fans, although I would say that if you are seeking a lot of gore, you may be disappointed. It does have some that is pretty graphic. I definitely would not let children or even some teenagers watch this, its an adult movie. If you are a fan of westerns, I think you'll like it a lot. If you are a Kurt Russell fan, you will not be disappointed (this was his first western since Tombstone). Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox make an excellent supporting cast and demonstrate their acting skills well. This is a new cult classic!
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