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Marshall on Western horror

NeilMarshall.jpgNeil Marshall's next film is to be a Western, well, of sorts. The film is actually to be a Western horror called Sacrilege.

Andrew Rona is to write the film from an idea that Marshall pitched about a time during the Gold Rush.

Although there's not much said about the film, Neil Marshall lets a little out, just enough for a teaser.

"It is set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered for incidents like the Donner Party...It is meant to be a pitch-black, gritty, period horror movie...

...This is 'Unforgiven' by way of H.P. Lovecraft, with that grim, gritty setting and a horror element nobody has seen before"

Has he not seen the Western Zombie horror puppet film It Came From the West (Filmstalker review)?

He went on to reveal to Variety that the film will be looking at the ideas of isolation and paranoia, and the article even quotes John Carpenter's The Thing as an influence, but then isn't that an influence for most horror, or at least it should be!

It sounds another great project for the director, and continues to strengthen his horror cv, and I honestly can't think of another horror Western, can you?



The only other film I can think of that I've seen that blends some aspects of Western and horror is "Ravenous", which wasn't really a Western per say. And Joe R. Lansdale does do some blends of the genres. It's still pretty rare, though.

I love the idea. Sounds great!

Yeah, I can't think of a single one, other than the puppet zombie western, which I really couldn't class together with this kind of live action horror.


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