Horror and western are not two genres that are typically paired together, or you would expect would mesh well with one another. “The Pale Door” trailer proves that they should in fact be paired together more often.
The film follows the Dalton gang after they botch a robbery attempt. They take shelter in a nearby town with a group of women in a local brothel. The gang learns that the women who take them in are a coven of witches. They’ll have to fight for their lives or succumb to the plans that the coven has for them. If the trailer says anything “The Pale Door” manages to take the general kookiness of westerns with the outlandishness of horror to create something new that frankly looks awesome. The movie looks like it’s going to be a bloody good time.
Here’s the official summary for “The Pale Door”:
The Dalton gang finds shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws.
Aaron B. Koontz (“Camera Obscura”) directed “The Pale Door” and co-wrote it with Cameron Burns (“Camera Obscura”) and Keith Lansdale (“Creepshow”). Pat Healy (“The Post”), Bill Sage (“The Dinner Party”), Noah Segan (“Knives Out”), Devin Druid (“13 Reasons Why”), Zachary Knighton (“Happy Endings”) and Melora Walters (“Boogie Nights”) star in “The Pale Door.”
“The Pale Door” drops in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on August 21. Shortly after, it will be exclusively available on Shudder. Take a look at the new trailer below. Judging off of the trailer, the horror and western genres do belong together.