“Bone Tomahawk” (2015)

Well, this was a brutal experience. I mean, I knew going in that this was going to be violent, but I had no idea just how violent this film would be. And the violence feels all the more gut-wrenching here because we actually grow to like these characters. This is a horror Western that has a deep understanding of what makes for both a great horror film and a great western; great characters, excellent tension-building, and a gripping climax. As such, this blending of genres that feels like a tough sell, instead feels so natural. The plot is both old-fashioned and simplistic, whilst simultaneously creative and unique. The acting is all great. While the second act’s pacing could’ve been tightened just a little bit more, this is a great experience for those who feel they can stomach the exceptionally brutal material.

Rating: 4.5/5

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