Tuesday, September 30, 2008

High Plains Drifter (1973)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis

More Info: IMDB

Tagline: Welcome to Hell

Plot: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

My Rating: 9/10

Would I watch it again? Oh, yeah

You can always count on a Clint Eastwood western. This one is probably one that a lot of people may have missed. It's so different from anything that came before it. Eastwood knocked this one out the park. The supernatural/horror aspect of this creeps up on you until, by the end, it engulfs you wondering, "What the hell was that?". I have my theory but it doesn't matter. HPD is an engaging story with an unusual angle and a method that goes against traditional westerns. He's fucking with it and having a blast all the while. Great stuff. Great cast and a gloriously fucked up ending.

"Somebody left the door open and the wrong dogs came home."

You ain't shittin'!

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