Bone Tomahawk ★★★★

..:: Machismovision - Film #35 ::..
.:: Scavenger Hunt #14 May 2016 - Film #30.5 ::.

"yelp... please continue" - Samantha (Lili Simmons)

I couldn't choose between this or 'Hateful Eight' in Scavenger Hunt 14 so bent the rules and picked both. So glad I did too because they've both been immensely entertaining.

Having seen and enjoyed S Craig Zahlers previously penned movie 'The Incident', its great hes swftly stepped-up with 'Bone Tomahawk' his directorial debut. It's an hybrid western/horror about a tribe of cave dwelling cannibals kidnapping a young married nurse. The towns sheriff alongside the nurses husband form a posse to get her back.

Its rare cross genre movies like this succeed in both fields, but it gleefully bucks that trend. It does take its time to pick up steam, but boy did that slow build payoff. Russel, Fox, Jenkins and Wilson make a fine little ensemble, plus being a 'Banshee' fan it was cool seeing the mighty purty Lili Simmons.