The film is a western horror movie written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, with stars Patrick Wilson and Kurt Russell and a lot more. The film was set in 1890 with two tramps, Buddy and Purvis that makes a living by robbing and killing tourist. Spooked by the noise of coming horses, they cover in the mount and bump with a Native American funeral site. Buddy is beaten and killed, but Purvis to escape.
After 11 days, Purvis appears in the tiny city of Bright Hope and there is where he buried his stolen possessions. Chicory, the city’s backup deputy, sees him and informed Sheriff Franklin Hunt. In the town’s tavern, Hunt deal with Purvis. When he was asked about his name, Purvis was uncertain in giving his name as Buddy since he tried to hide his real identity. Sheriff Hunt injured Purvis with his leg when he attempt to escape. Hunt then sends out John Brooder, a native educated man and popular for being a womanizer who sees the shooting, to get the city doctor. In the meantime, Arthur O’Dwyer, a foreman rests in his home with his broken leg. His spouse Samantha, the assistant of a doctor, attends to his sore. Since the doctor is high, Brooder phone Samantha and accompany her to jail to take care of Purvis’ wound. Leaving off Samantha with his deputy Nick and Purvis, Hunt and the remaining staffs return home. In the evening, at a stable residence, a stable boy was killed by hidden attackers.
The killing was informed to Hunt, who inspected the scenery and discovered the missing horses. The jail is bare and only a dart is left behind. A Native American man was called by Hunt to inspect the arrow, and update Arthur of the report. In a saloon, the local American man connects the dart to a troglodyte race. He told Hunt about the clan’s residence, the Valley of Starving Men, and advised him that they’re a crowd of cannibalistic savages. So sure that Purvis, Samantha, and Nick had been arrested by these men, Hunt arranged to set off after them together with Arthur. Brooder and Chicory helped in accompanying them.
After days in their ride, there were two outsiders that stagger across their campsite. Feared that they may explored for an attack, Brooder murders them and they arrange a cold campsite somewhere else to evade being attacked. In the night, a crowd of raiders trap them, wounded Brooder’s horse and sneak the rest. Brooder, injured by an attacker, disappointedly place down his horse. Right after a day of strolling, a battle breaks out in between Arthur and Brooder, worsen Arthur’s injured leg. Chicory rests his leg and set him down behind to fully recover, while him, Brooder, and Hunt, moves on.
What really rises out even from the beginning is the write up; the exact dialog and the never less than appealing personalities are what make this movie a winner. The idea seems not be very unique – it’s Western touch to the bone and the very much tradition of famous classics themes. Richard Jenkins’ act here is to back-up Chicory, and it is completely hilarious. The acclaimed Oscar actor plainly has a flash in his part, and absolutely the same can be thought with the rest of the characters. This is a movie that is eager to use a very extensive portion of its running moment just constructing atmosphere and discovering the diverse characters, and the horror moments are really few and far in between.