Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Bone Tomahawk
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Writer: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, Evan Jonigkeit, David Arquette, Fred Melamed, Sid Haig
Part of: /slash Christmas special
Seen on: 17.12.2015

When a stranger, Purvis (David Arquette), stumbles into town, Sheriff Hunt (Kurt Russell) is suspicious of him, especially after a report from his backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins) informs him that he saw the stranger behave weirdly just outside the city limits. When Purvis’ answers don’t satisfy Hunt, he shoots him in the leg and has Samantha (Lili Simmons), the closest thing the town has to a doctor, take care of him. The next morning, Purvis, Samantha and Depty Nick (Evan Jonigkeit) have been taken and there was a murder in town. Hunt, Chicory, educated gunslinger Brooder (Matthew Fox) and Samantha’s husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson) take up the trail to get them back.

Bone Tomahawk was openly, outrageously, unflinchingly, unwaveringly and unquestionably racist. So much so, in fact, that I’m honestly surprised that this film got made in this day and age.



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Hatchet III (2013)

Hatchet III
Director: BJ McDonnell
Writer: Adam Green
Sequel to: Hatchet, Hatchet II
Cast: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Parry Shen, Sid Haig
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot: [Hatchet III starts the second Hatchet II stops, so don’t read on if you don’t want any spoilers for part II.]
Marybeth (Danielle Harris) managed to escape the swamp and Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder), only to be arrested when she arrives at the police station covered in blood. The police sends out a search and rescue mission to find the bodies Marybeth supposedly killed, only to provide new fodder for Crowley.

My expectations for this one were pretty low since I didn’t like either Part One or Two very much. And with those expectations, I was pleasantly surprised by Hatchet III, especially since they decided to take the self-ironic route for absolutely real this time.


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