..::Selection for Hoop-tober 2.o Horror Fest::..
..::Machismovision: Wow The West Was Fun #27::..
The quiet residents of a down on its luck southern western town, oddly named San Melas. Take-in a travelling preacher Johnathan Keyes and his wife Lorna, because their stagecoach failed while passing through their surrounding desert. Lacking their own minister the community invite him to stay. Only both Keyes and the towns folks have their own sinister secrets.
Eerie, atmospheric made for TV western with subtle gothic horror elements. Features fine performances by the wonderful Ray Milland, Roy Thinnes, Lynn Loring, Yvette Mimieux and legendary tough guy Henry Silva. Check out those superb character names as well Moon and Deliverance. The whole towns got a creepy simplistic quaker/waltons vibe that give the shocking finale its impact. And a wickedly similar feel to the classic 'The Wicker Man', that surprisingly came a couple of years later. Awesome stuff even TV movies kicked-ass in the 70's, so glad I finally caught up with it.