From being a child star in Disney films, to being John Carpenter's go-to actor, he starred in more movies that are both great, and that we love enough to watch over and over again, than any other actor that we can think of: Escape from New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Tombstone, Soldier, Dark Blue, Miracle... and those are just the ones that we pull off of the shelf and watch the most often.
So as much as we love the guy, when we heard that he was to star in a Horror Western -in which he would be tracking down a bunch of troglodyte cannibals- we were all in.
|THAT'S THE IDJIT IN THE BACK.|
|GUESS WHICH IS WHICH.|
Dang-nabbed savagery and cannibalism ensues.
|YOU DARE LAY YOUR SAVAGE HANDS ON KURT RUSSELL?!?|
Kurt Russell is a bad-ass in this one. Not a Wyatt-Earp-in-Tombstone level of bad-ass, but his Sheriff Hunt still provided plenty of moments of Old West bravado. The incomparable Richard Jenkins was endearing as hell as "Back-up" Deputy Chicory; the banter between he and the Sheriff made the movie in a lot of ways, and was equal parts funny and sweet. They were a hell of a duo.
|"YOU GONNA SKIN THAT SMOKE-WAGON, OR JUST STAND THERE AND BLEED?"|
There were also plenty of cameos in this one too from the likes of Sid Haig (Devil's Rejects), Michael Pare (Streets of Fire), Sean Young (Bladerunner), and Jamison Newlander (Lost Boys.) Great cast overall.
|BAD GUYS WEAR BLACK?|
We also really wanted Zahn McClarnon to have a bigger role. When he walked on-screen, we were like "Yes! He's going to lead them to the cannibal's lair, and help them get the townsfolk back!" But then he didn't, and that bummed us out. If you've seen him on Longmire, you know how cool that could have been.
|YOU NEVER GO AGAINST KURT RUSSELL WHEN DEATH IS ON THE LINE!|
Bone Tomahawk is a tiny little movie that cost about $1.8 million to make, so it's safe to assume that no one got a huge payday on this one. This is exactly the kind of little movie that needs and deserves our support however, so if it sounds like something that you'd dig, then don't hesitate to support it.
Bone Tomahawk is available now on VOD, and in Limited Theaters.
Lili Simmons is probably the hottest Old West Doctor that has ever existed.