03 October 2008

6WH: Oct 3

Tales from the Crypt: "Showdown" (1992) directed by Richard Donner
A western adapted from Two-Fisted Tales, instead of one of the EC horror books. It does have ghosts in it, so I suppose it can count. It's essentially a bunch of western cliches -- pursued by a posse in the desert, the gunfight, the poker game -- with the evil gunman meeting all of his victims at the end. He also refuses to accept his own death in the gunfight and is popped into the future -- when the town is now a tourist attaction -- for no reason I can see before popping back into his own time to hang out with his victims like they were old friends. Not much sense here, but some good western fun that was a nice change of pace for the show. (6/10)