I do love a western, as a kid I was weaned on John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, we don’t get much in the way of cowboys on the big screen these days but you never lose the feelings for the things you appreciated in your childhood and teenage years. Skin Medicine is a Western horror, seriously can things get any better.
Tyler Cabe is a bounty hunter tracking a Jack the Ripper style serial killer known as the Sin City Strangler and it’s the mining town Whisper Lake where he ends up, waiting, as the brutal murders resume. The town’s sheriff is Jackson Dirker, on seeing him Cabe is flooded with thoughts of revenge, these two have a history, a violent one at that, being from opposite sides of the old war between the Southern Confederate and the Northern Union.
Added to this we have the close lying towns habited by the Mormons, the Vigilantes intent on killing them all and a band of marauders butchering everything insight, things are about to explode in Whisper Lake and the wonderfully named towns of Redemption and Deliverance.
There’s a lot going on in Skin Medicine, some superb characters and there’s no skimping on history in a violent time, coupled with some inhuman antagonists, everything’s set for an action packed, brutal ending and I loved it. Highly Recommended.