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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Western | 19 February 2016 (UK)
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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

Writer:

S. Craig Zahler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Sheriff Hunt
Patrick Wilson ... Arthur
Matthew Fox ... Brooder
Richard Jenkins ... Chicory
Lili Simmons ... Samantha
Evan Jonigkeit ... Deputy Nick
David Arquette ... Purvis
Fred Melamed ... Clarence
Sid Haig ... Buddy
Maestro Harrell ... Gizzard
James Tolkan ... Pianist
Kathryn Morris ... Lorna Hunt
Zahn McClarnon ... The Professor
Michael Emery ... Redheaded Fellow
Jeremy Tardy ... Buford
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Storyline

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 Anonymus

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Samantha O'Dwyer: The town doctor See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bone Tomahawk See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$382,579
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Made with a budget of just 1.8 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

When the 3rd troglodyte sips from the flask, he immediately tosses it into the coals, but the cap is still on. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Franklin Hunt: Pain is how your body talks to you. You'd do well to listen to it.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

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
Courtesy of Twilight Riders LLC
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Very well-made, very intriguing western/horror film.
29 November 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I expected some sort of comedy-horror/western hybrid, but what I mostly got was a serious western with noticeable horror touches thrown in (until its third act, where the horror becomes even more prominent). I was surprised at how seriously the film took itself, which I now think is a strength. It could have been so easy to just make it yet another goofy horror/comedy, but what we got instead is a very restrained, very well-made, sort of classic adventure story. The directing is on point and there's a great control over the tone of the film. The decision to have so much of the film silent and without any noticeable score was a great decision. The cast is aces and the three real supporting players (Fox, Russell, Jenkins) all get their time to shine without anything being forced.


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