Tedious, plodding, dull. If I ever watched this as a kid I must've fallen asleep. It's remarkably uneventful. Can't think of one decent thing about it. The beaded type door curtains were probably the highlight.
Holy frikkin' shit... That was...just fantastic. At first you think it's going to be a languid storyline ala the John Wayne film The Searchers, where the 'injuns' kidnap the daughter & the menfolk then go in search of her whereabouts. We get a lengthy travelling set-up where the four male character's personalities are opened up & revealed. Then kaboom!!! Shit happens...and this longtime horror film fan winces more than once at what is depicted. It really is a film that would be ruined by more discussion on my part. Easily in my top 10 for the year. Loved the dialogue as it was witty, clever & historically appropriate.
If you are going to set your film in 1978 and go to the effort of desaturating the film's colour to make it look more 'retro', then why on Earth would you employ contemporary editing tricks? I don't really get that. Not at all. The digital clarity already indicates it's a modern film, so why bother trying to pretend it's set in the past by imitating faded film stock. It's kinda pretentious.
The film starts off promisingly (apart from the…