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Monday Movie Madness: Kurt Russell

Updated: Feb 10, 2020

Hello Posse!

I hope you all had a great weekend. It was chilly and rainy here. I doubt we have had more than 12 hours of sunlight since December. I am seriously hoping Phil the groundhog was right and we will get an early spring. I need to see some sun!

Today's movie is a little but different in that I have not only never seen this movie but I had never even heard of it until I started looking at movies online to decide what to write about today. I have no idea how I missed this film when it came out. I love Kurt Russell in westerns (and any other genre to be honest) and will automatically watch any western he stars in. He ranks up there in my book with Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot (check out next Monday's movie blog for more on them) for modern westerns.

Today's film, Bone Tomahawk, was released in 2015 and is considered a western horror. The plot definitely reads like it has the potential to be a good disturbing, edge of your seat film, if you enjoy that kind of thing. The movie stars Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, David Arquette and horror movie icon Sid Haig.

Bone Tomahawk was written, directed, and co-scored by S. Craig Zahler. This was Zahler's feature film debut. It tells the story of a small town sheriff played by Russell. When two townspeople are abducted, the sheriff leads a posse to rescue their citizens. Unfortunately, they discover the townspeople were taken by a cannibalistic Native American clan.

Being Native myself, I was curious to know if Native Americans in North America had ever been known to commit cannibalism. I did not know of any off the top of my head and after a bit of research, it turns out there is some evidence to suggest that it has occurred. One tribe mentioned regarding this behavior is the Karankawa of southeast Texas. They were found to have at one time practiced cannibalistic rituals involving their defeated enemies. This fact just makes the movie's plot all the more disturbing.

Bone Tomahawk should be available on Netflix if you feel the desire to check it out. Let me know how you feel about horror movies. I know they are not everyone's cup of tea. What do you think? Do you like a good scare as long as it's not gory? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Have a great week!


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