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Kurt Russell plays town sheriff Franklin Hunt who leads an ill-prepared posse against a tribe of fearsome cave-dwellers who communicate through blood-curdling bellows and like their meat extra raw.

Gruesome Western pitches man against bestial beings

Dec 11, 2015 5:50 AM

THE very first scene in Bone Tomahawk - where a man's throat is slit - sets the tone for this grim and gut-wrenchingly gruesome Western by director S Craig Zahler, whose debut feature makes The Wild Bunch (1969) look tame in comparison.

Zahler takes conventional cowboys-and-Indians fare