Most of the movies Western claim that strength, determination and a strong moral code turned the border into a paradise for white settlers (leaving out the precariousness of the natives) and the Horror Western is not very different.
This sub-genre of Western films with elements of horror and fantasy (as well as some that defy classification) illustrate the dangers that awaited the unsuspecting cowboy or ambitious settler who took root in the wilderness.
Below, La Verdad Noticias features some of the weirdest and wildest Horror Western movies in the movie as well as the horror movie icons you need to know.
Think of the term “western vampire”, and your mind is most likely on B-series horror movies set in the Old West as the ridiculous Billy the Kid vs Dracula.
Somewhere between those two poles lies Curse of the Undead 1959, a supernatural western from Universal’s budget subsidiary, Universal-International.
The strange deaths in a small western town can be traced back to a mysterious stranger, Drake Robey (Michael Pate). Once the black sheep of a wealthy Mexican family, Robey long ago murdered his brother and committed suicide before becoming undead.
Robey’s vampire origin story is the most unique thing about this unassuming black and white horror show. It is suicide, not another vampire, that causes his transformation, a variation taken directly from English folklore.
Since Robey is not a traditional bloodsucker, other established vampire tropes do not apply to him. It can’t be destroyed by sunlight, so veteran low-budget film writers Edward and Mildred yours They kill him with a bullet, a thorn and a cross.
There are two things you should know about him Django Kill. First, none of the characters are called Django – it’s a reference to Sergio Corbucci’s Django, designed to appeal to ticket buyers. Second, you’ve never seen anything like it and maybe one of the best horror movies of all time.
Tomas Milian (Traffic) plays the Stranger, an ex-bandit who may or may not be undead (first seen emerging from a mass grave) who seeks revenge on his ex-partner and collides with “The Unhappy Place”, a city apparently populated by lunatics and overseen by a sadistic boss and his minions.
Director Giulio Questi presents his film somewhere between a surreal exercise and a splash movie. Villains are shot with gold bullets, deranged villagers smash corpses, and a horse explodes.
There is a mass lynching, a crucifixion, a torture with lizards and bats, and two people are burned alive after being covered with molten gold. Add to that unholy mix a barrage of flashbacks and frenetic edits, and you’ve got what is probably the first psychedelic western.