‘Bone Tomahawk’ represents a new kind of horror western
Finally! Native Americans are the bad guys again! For too long Nazis have been singled out as the ultimate bad guy while these beheadressed war mongers have gotten off easy. Bone Tomahawk takes care of that! For real though, these Native Americans are fucking nuts! Throat flutes and literal bone tomahawks make this a pretty amazing horror western. Come for Kurt Russell’s hair, stay for the man splitting!
If Leonard Maltin likes it, and it’s a movie this violent, then that is definitely saying something. It’s a great western, a kind of half-horror, half-thriller of a flick, with a definite sense of humor and a sense of purpose.