There’s also some quirky humor to enjoy, so go watch it now. If you’ve seen him in 3,000 Miles to Graceland or The Hateful Eight, you already know you’re in for a treat. One of the most common recurring themes in western movies is that of revenge. Besides, it technically is set in the West and features the demise of the “new frontier.” Albeit at the hands of subterranean worms that can find you the moment your feet touch the ground.

The granddaughter—not daughter!—of Dr. Frankenstein travels to the American Southwest to harness the power of electrical storms. It’s a vampire western from Glenn Danzig and Julian Sands. This involves navigating a variety of obstacles including the aforementioned demonic cows, as well as giant snakes, necromantic cultists, literal ghost towns, murderous rodeo clowns, goblins, malfunctioning robots left behind by a long-dead civilization, and occasionally ordinary bandits.
I could even tell you that it’s developed a cult following after a straight-to-VHS release following the festival circuit. Find every Western horror movie ever made at AllHorror.com. When supernatural menaces of horror fiction are injected into a Western setting, it creates the horror Western. Mary Stuart Masterson stars in this dramatic tale of a young frontier woman married to a farmer who goes through dramatic changes every full moon. "The Three Mesqueteers," including Ray "Crash" Corrigan, star in this tale of a posse searching for a missing archeologist who ran afoul of an evil Native American cult. When I first saw Dead Birds, it was one of the best movies on Shudder in my humble opinion. Welcome to Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 100 best-reviewed Western movies of all time, sorted by Adjusted Tomatometer with at least 20 reviews for each selection. It’s also pretty interesting that they feast on synthetic blood in order to avoid killing people. Another neo-western horror movie, this time by John Carpenter. So, you can imagine he’s not too keen on being sent back like the professor wants. Tremors: Shrieker Island is coming out right around the corner. When a mysterious stranger shows up at a remote Army outpost with a horrifying story, soldiers set out to investigate his claims. Joe: Operation Blackout’ is a Failed Mission, [Beyond Fest 2020] Review: ‘Archenemy’ A Gritty Take On Superheroes and Former Glory.

There, he encounters a stranger, played by Robert Carlyle, whose time in the wilderness has given him a taste for human flesh. The story follows two bounty hunters-- a werewolf gunslinger and a priestess of the death god.

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One of the most common recurring themes in western movies is that of revenge.

"The West was a weird place. This Western-themed zombie movie operates in an alternate reality in which the world is overrun by zombies pursued by cowboy bounty hunters who stalk and kill them for money.

Probably the most famous film of the genre. This horror-comedy stars Chris Kattan and James Denton from "Desperate Housewives" as petty cowboy criminals fleeing from a zombie posse afflicted by a rapidly spreading Native American curse. Although the haunting turns out to have human and not supernatural origins, it's still a good introduction to the genre. She wants to use that power to help bring the brain of her grandfather's monster to life in the body of Jesse James' dimwitted sidekick. 6. Seriously, signup for our newsletter or Freddy will hunt you in your dreams. Come on, though. The game itself could also be considered a Weird West game due to its mixing of Western, Horror, Survival, and Science Fiction styles. "Knights of Cydonia" is a song by English rock band Muse.

Bone Tomahawk (2015) Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western. A rescue party is going through an unexplored territory, and this creates palpable tension with the Native Americans in the area. When a nun broke her covenant with God to save the life of her unborn son, Aman, he was cursed for life. Grey Knight (1993) 4. A mysterious, scarred stranger—Jonah Hex—arrives in a small frontier town to exact vengeance on a group of outlaws who rule the territory. DC's Weird Western Tales appeared in the early 1970s and the weird Western was further popularized by Joe R. Lansdale who is perhaps best known for his tales of the 'weird west,' a genre mixing splatterpunk with alternate history Western.

One of two ridiculous camp horror-Westerns from low-budget "quickie" director William "One Shot" Beaudine, this film places Dracula in the Wild West, plotting to hypnotize and marry a local young lady. This only intensifies when a newlywed couple show up. Like Ravenous, this entry among the best western horror movies centers around cannibals in a desolate region. This article is about the narrative genre.

In this instance, the disappearance of the family has some mysterious undertones. Curt FiersSeptember 4, 2020Best Of List, News1 Comment.

Red Dead Redemption, a Western-themed video game, enters into the genre of Weird West with its Undead Nightmare add-on. Here’s a quick list in case you don’t have time to delve in deep, but take a minute to read the synopsis of each to see which films you might enjoy the most. Instead of jumping around in time himself, though, the researcher brings someone from the Old West into the future. Each game changes leads and alters settings (though the world's name, Filgaia, remains throughout), but always at the core are the ideas of "drifting" and of one's personalized sense of justice among outlaws. Flowers plays an unnamed protagonist who leaves his young wife (played by Evan Rachel Wood) for some unknown errand in the desert, despite her pleas that he stay with her "tonight of all nights."

There are ghosts of farmers and slaves along with a horrific creature.

In movies, notable Weird West stories include The Valley of Gwangi (1969) which used special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's talents to pit cowboys against dinosaurs. The 2015 music video for the Brandon Flowers song "Can't Deny My Love" transposes Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 story Young Goodman Brown to a Western frontier setting. Other fantasy elements are new weapons such as holy water, and new mythical mounts, which include a unicorn and the Four Horses of the Apocalypse.
More SyFy fare, this time about a group of students on a field trip who end up stranded in a literal ghost town occupied by the spirits of a cult of evil cowboys. Here, American circus folk discover a mysterious valley in Mexico that contains dinosaurs, including an Allosaurus (dubbed "Gwangi") that they attempt to turn into a circus attraction. Top 100 Western Movies Best of Rotten Tomatoes Movies with 40 or more critic reviews vie for their place in history at Rotten Tomatoes.

Having been promised the souls of residents of a small town years ago, the Devil arrives intending to collect. Weird West is an upcoming action role-playing game that borrowed directly from the Weird West genre.[24]. His work has appeared on PopMatters.com, Vulture.com, and Ugly Planet, among other online publications.

The PC first-person shooter title, Blood, is an occult-horror-comedy hybrid, and sets the player avatar "Caleb" in approximately 1920 (retroactively dated as 1928 in the game's sequel) as an un-dead gunslinger anti-hero from the late 19th century, who rises from his grave to battle a widespread cult by which he was betrayed and killed when he was a member. The 10 Best Horror Western Movies of All Time. What more do you need to know? Also known as "Cowboys & Zombies," this movie finds miners during the Gold Rush turning into the walking dead after coming in contact with spores from a meteor.

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Eyes of Fire (1983) 3. The film was so popular that it spawned six sequels in the 30 years following its release.

In the 1960s, the television series The Wild Wild West brought elements of pulp espionage and science fiction to its Old West setting, and the cartoon adventures of the Lone Ranger followed suit by pitting the famous Western hero against mad scientists and other villains not often found in the Western genre. A stagecoach full of travelers must deal with not only a pair of bank robbers, but also a bloodthirsty werewolf. A group of teens is carjacked in the middle of nowhere and end up in a ghost town run by a zombie cowboy and his undead minions. A time before mobile phones, before journeying from one town to the next was easy, and when most … In an attempt to get off the radar – although radar wasn’t a thing back then – the group hides out in an abandoned house.

A troubled doctor searches for patients swallowed by the prairie and encounters the Benders, homesteaders trapped by a life of u... During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger.

In this direct-to-video sequel, the origin of the desert town of Perfection is explored, returning to the 19th century, a time when the local silver mine is threatened by large maneating worm-like "graboids.". The Western setting is decidedly 'Western' and the horror elements are obviously 'horror.

After dark the dead rise and not even the Reverend Jebediah Mercer can save the inhabitants. Naturally, the zombies are the reanimated town folk, dressed in period attire.