The Pale Door
Directed by Aaron B. Koontz
After a botched train robbery, two brothers and their gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town, inhabited by a coven of witches.
After a botched robbery, two brothers and their gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches.
Cast: Melora Walters, Zachary Knighton, Stan Shaw, Noah Segan, Bill Sage, Pat Healy
I don’t think this action horror works on a small budget. I think a lot of heart went into this though so it was still watchable. The witch brothel was a cool idea as well.
I was really excited for the concept, and there were a couple cool kills, but they showed the monsters way too early and way too frequently for it to really feel scary.
So many of my favorite horror/comedy actors! But it was like... the timing and mood was awkwardly off between the music and their lines. And felt like it was present day people just dressed up in western garb.
This was not a good movie. It suffers from a low budget. The concept of the story was good but it was seriously lacking in dialogue and the villains' motivation. Why were they after those outlaws? What did they want? The outlaws backstory is thin to non-existent. There wasn't enough content even to dislike. Nice try, but a big snooze-fest. Sorry!
There were aspects of this I really liked, and a lot of potential in the themes they brought up, but ultimately none were given enough time to really come to fruition. Great practical effects and a good shot at an underused genre blend.