Gallowwalkers

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Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalker.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byAndrew Goth
Produced byAlex Avant
Michael Gebauer
Joanne Reay
Written byAndrew Goth
Joanne Reay
StarringWesley Snipes
Kevin Howarth
Riley Smith
Tanit Phoenix
Patrick Bergin
Music byStephen Warbeck
CinematographyHenner Hofmann
Edited byRudolf Buitendach
Production
company
Sheer Films
Distributed byIntandem Films, Lionsgate
Release dates
  • October 27, 2012 (2012-10-27) (Film4 FrightFest)
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalker.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byAndrew Goth
Produced byAlex Avant
Michael Gebauer
Joanne Reay
Written byAndrew Goth
Joanne Reay
StarringWesley Snipes
Kevin Howarth
Riley Smith
Tanit Phoenix
Patrick Bergin
Music byStephen Warbeck
CinematographyHenner Hofmann
Edited byRudolf Buitendach
Production
company
Sheer Films
Distributed byIntandem Films, Lionsgate
Release dates
  • October 27, 2012 (2012-10-27) (Film4 FrightFest)
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Gallowwalkers is a horror western film directed by Andrew Goth and starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith and Tanit Phoenix. Co-stars include professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. Due to Snipes tax problems the film went through many changes, delays, and was completed in 2010.[1] but still had no official release until 2012 screening at "Film4 FrightFest" festival in U.K. and in 2013 it was released on DVD and Blu-ray in United States, nearly eight years since the film started production in 2006.

Plot[edit]

After a group of outlaws kills his lover, Aman (Snipes) goes after them and kills them. When he is killed himself, a nun, his mother, breaks her covenant with God to save the life of Aman, which in turn curses him for life. His curse brings his victims back to life, and as the undead, they pursue him endlessly for revenge. Forever suffering this curse and still seeking revenge, Aman enlists Fabulos (Smith), a young gunman, to fight by his side against his undead victims.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film first came to general attention in 2005 as The Wretched with Chow Yun-fat set to star as zombie bounty hunter Rellik.[2][3][4] The film dropped off the radar until the involvement of Wesley Snipes brought it back to press attention.

The filming in Namibia coincided with Snipes' tax problems.[5] The backer, Gary Smith, had ensured there was a completion bond as back-up, but Smith declared, "We are happy that he continues to turn up on set each day. If his indictment creates this amount of press it shows he is a star."[6] The film was completed in 2010, after three years.

Release[edit]

Lionsgate Home Entertainment released Gallowwalkers on DVD, digital download, and video on demand on August 6, 2013.[7]

Reception[edit]

Scott Foy of Dread Central rated it 1/5 stars and wrote, "If you've seen the trailer for Gallowwalkers, then not only have you seen pretty much all the best parts, you've actually seen a more lucid version of the movie than the film itself."[8] Scott Weinberg of Fearnet wrote, "It would take a team of veteran film critics working around the clock to catalog all the things that are wrong with this outrageously goofy movie [...] GallowWalkers is funnier by accident than Adam Sandler is on purpose."[9] Olie Coen of DVD Talk rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "I can't recommend this movie to anyone, unless you just want to see Snipes pretending he's a cowboy."[10] Andrew Dowler of Now wrote, "With some okay action and spectacular scenery, Gallowwalkers starts strong, sags in the middle, suffers from some narrative incoherence and comes back for a decent finish."[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Firstshowing.net, February 22, 2013
  2. ^ Chow Yun Fat as a bounty hunting zombie killer'!'!'!, Ain't It Cool News, February 22, 2005
  3. ^ "More cast join Wesley Snipes in GALLOWWALKER". Fangoria. November 17, 2006. Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ Riley Smith joins Snipes in Gallowwalker November 20, 2006
  5. ^ Hollywood Finds a New Set In Vast Desert of Namibia
  6. ^ Snipes settles with IRS, Variety, November 1, 2006
  7. ^ Miska, Brad (May 13, 2013). "Wesley Snipes Starrer 'Gallowwalkers' Dated For Home Video". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Foy, Scott (July 31, 2013). "Gallowwalkers (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Weinberg, Scott (August 9, 2013). "FEARNET Movie Review: 'GallowWalkers'". Fearnet. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ Coen, Olie (August 6, 2013). "Gallowwalkers". DVD Talk. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Dowler, Andrew (August 8, 2013). "Gallowwalkers". Now 32 (49). Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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