Ghost Town (1988)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western  |   Release Date - Nov 11, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This interesting fusion of the horror and Western genres involves a modern-day sheriff (Franc Luz) whose search for a missing heiress leads him into the title locale, a frontier-age Arizona township whose residents are cursed with immortality. He eventually discovers that the abductee (Catherine Hickland) has been spirited off to the lair of an evil black-clad gunslinger (Jimmie F. Skaggs), who sees her as the reincarnation of the dance-hall girl he murdered a hundred years before. Excellent photography by Mac Ahlberg and a gritty Sergio Leone-inspired ambience lend a great deal of quality to this otherwise mundane production from Charles Band's outfit, which is saddled with a weak script that fails to put its unique concept to adequate use.

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ghost-town, spell [magic], curse, ghost, missing, outlaw [Western], reincarnation, investigator, kidnapping, revenge, dance-hall-girl, search, zombie, sheriff