Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Devil's Crossing (2011)

The dusty town of Celestial thinks they have found their savior when a rogue gunslinger takes out the local bully, but little do they know that a dark cloud follows closely behind him, bringing death and destruction to anyone that crosses his path. James Ryan Gary bursts out of the starting gate with this ambitious post-apocalyptic zombie Western! DEVIL'S CROSSING is strongly cast, offering up a number of good performances from the relatively unknown cast. The rustic locations also lend an air of authenticity to the period setting. While it occasionally struggles with pacing, DEVIL'S CROSSING is backed by several big action sequences that mix classic shootouts with explosive gore. Gary comes through with an original concept and interesting lead characters that far outweigh the film's small budget, even if the story structure eventually falls back on the typical NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD motif. Fans of the underground hit DEAD BIRDS or even Stephen King's The Dark Tower series are sure to enjoy this Indie gem!

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 7/10.

If you liked DEVIL'S CROSSING, check out:
DEAD BIRDS, DEAD AND BREAKFAST, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, SIX-STRING SAMURAI.


5 comments:

  1. Ah, I had been curious about this one....
    I think I'll check it out now.

    Good review!

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  2. Far better than most other zombie Westerns out there like UNDEAD OR ALIVE or THE QUICK AND THE UNDEAD!

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  3. I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Devil's Crossing and was very impressed. The performance of newcomer Michael Berry was worth a look.

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  4. I agree fully, Berry has some short films of his own on Vimeo, he is a talented director as well!

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