I’m old enough to remember when TV sucked and you had to go to the movies to catch a thoughtful story. That seems to have reversed. I don’t watch many movies anymore, instead catching fantastic TV such as GAME OF THRONES, TRUE DETECTIVE, THE WIRE and PREACHER.
So imagine my surprise when I caught BONE TOMAHAWK, a film I’d never heard of, on Netflix. It’s an amazing horror-western about a group of men who set out to rescue people abducted by a lost native tribe of sadistic cave-dwelling cannibals.
The writing is brilliant, based on a script by S. Craig Zahler, who also directed. There’s quite a bit of humor and sharp dialogue even in minor throw-away characters. The brilliant cast includes Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig and Sean Young. The result is a very realistic, slow-burn, character-driven western with a very strong horror element.
Highly recommended if you’re looking for something different in the horror genre.