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Western Horror Monster Film

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  • Apr 29, 2011
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THE BURROWERS

This has got to be one of the best blends of westerns and horror ever with a great story and wonderful acting. This is one of the most fun flicks I own and really enjoy it; writing and direction is spot on as well. So blend all of that together and you have one great film, really fun movie. Also throw in some great sets and locations and it makes for the perfect movie of its kind. Does it seem like I am just saying the same thing over and over just a little bit different each time, I hate that.

The film follows a group of men who meet up with some soilders after they all agree to go after a renegade group of Indians. Why are they after these Native Americans you might ask, well it is because they slaughtered a group of people on their ranch, or did they? The film follows this group as the dig deeper into the land after these murderers only to be ambushed by these unseen Natives. But the Indians seem to have a supernatural quality in escaping, maybe they aren't even human.

This movie is the perfect blend of westerns and horror films because it takes itself seriously enough to make them both fit. That is the best thing about this movie since most films that try to be this movie fail. They fail because they don't take both seriously, usually only one making the rest feels campy. The western part of this movie feels like a really good western, actually a classic one to be honest. The story of these guys after the rebel Indians is very entertaining, in fact if that would have been the movie it would have great.

The horror part of this film is also wonderful as the takes it time to build up and lets us get to know the characters. It also feels like the classic horror films from back in the day, writer/director J.T. Petty did an excellent job here. The cast as well was pitch perfect here with every one of them delivering an excellent performance. Also the camera work on this film is excellent, it feels like an epic with scope not some low budget B flick. I honestly was not expecting this flick to be as good as it was, really surprised and happy. I recommend this film to any western, horror, or just movie fan out there.

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April 29, 2011
I liked this one too, but admittedly it couldn't been a little better in the pacing. Nice one, Alex!
May 29, 2011
Yeah I see what you are saying but compared to other flicks that try to do this I have to say this is one of the best, up there with "Dead Birds".
 
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This movie is the perfect blend of westerns and horror films because it takes itself seriously enough to make them both fit. Wonderful acting, writing, directing and wonderful camera work.
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   A Western-Horror-Monster movie hybrid? Consider me interested. I would love to see an old-fashioned Western gorefest with six-shooters a-blazing against several out worldly creatures. “The Burrowers” attempts to bring such a premise to fruition; it would be very cool to see monsters menacing the western genre. However, director/writer J.T. Petty has other ideas and goes in another way in portraying our flesh-eating antagonists in the film. One may say it is another take …
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