Posted by Danny at 9:42 PMLabels: Look What Danny Watched, Project Horror
Full disclosure - I added this one to the list as a zombie movie, but it turns out that the creatures in it are not textbook zombies. You know the cave crawlers in The Descent? They're more like that. Still, I've got a movie per day quota to meet here so I'm forging onward.
Before I knew anything else about it, two things appealed to me about this movie. First was that it's a western-horror genre mashup. Although there are plenty of good horror movies made, there are SO many released that are just about killing off a group of teens that it's fun to see a change of setting. Second, this movie features Clancy Brown, one of my favorite Hey! It's That Guy! actors. You may know him best as The Kurgan from The Highlander, which you may remember won the Academy Award for Best Movie Ever Made.
I know that I've already referenced three other movies, but here's just one more. Did you ever see the John Wayne movie The Searchers? If not, please make plans to see it as soon as you can. It really could be a contender for Best Movie Ever Made, and I say that as somebody who isn't especially a fan of John Wayne, or of Westerns, for that matter. Anyway, The Burrowers borrows that movie's basic plot of seeking a loved one kidnapped by Indians, but changes it by having the characters find out that Indians actually had nothing to with the abduction, and that the loved ones may be in for a far worse fate. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this movie compares to The Searchers in terms of movie greatness, but you won't be able to watch both without seeing the parallel.
Actually, that would be a pretty good one line review - it's not The Searchers, but it's a pretty fun movie. If you want a really fantastic Western horror movie, I recommend another that my friend Kyle is also a fan of - Ravenous. I give The Burrowers three cowboy zombie heads out of five.