Black Wood is a 2021 American horror Western film about a Native American woman who is captured by a gang of vicious outlaws. Forced to work together, they must all face an ancient ravenous creature.
Written and directed by Chris Canfield (production designer on The Last Son; Hoax; Wunderland and Zombies), making his feature directorial debut, the R.E.C. Entertainment production stars Bates Wilder (Shrine; Blood and Money; Black Mass), Tanajsia Slaughter, Stelio Savante (Rapid Eye Movement; The Cleaning Lady; Death House), David ‘Shark’ Fralick (Sorority of the Damned; Hayride 2; Triloquist) and Glenn Morshower (Scream Test; The Crazies; Dead & Buried).
After her family is murdered, Dowanhowee, a Native American Sioux woman, travels alone into the ever-expanding West. She stumbles upon a decrepit town and crosses paths with a notorious outlaw group known as the Dutch Wilder Gang. She discovers one of the men riding a horse belonging to a member of her slain family. Dowanhowee takes revenge on the horse thief and evades them by running into the uncharted Black Wood Forest.
Once inside this mysterious land, the Dutch Wilder Gang capture Dowanhowee and after a cruel interrogation, the men find value in her and force her to help them with their mission: to find a hidden vein of gold. Not long into their journey, they soon discover they must work together and fight for their lives as they have unknowingly awakened an ancient ravenous creature known as The Wendigo.
Cast and characters:
Bates Wilder … Dutch Wilder
Tanajsia Slaughter … Dowanhowee
Stelio Savante … Henri Defago
David ‘Shark’ Fralick … Wendigo
Glenn Morshower … Wallace Price
Andrew Stecker … Oryen Roberts
George Thomas Mansel … Lester Smith
Wade Everett … Slick the Bartender
Kara Rainer … Sally Pickerton
Richard Wetzel … Jeremiah
Casey Birdinground … Two Feathers
Nicholas E. Schultz … Edward
Jerry Allan … Cowboy in Bar
Brian ‘El Chivo’ Nelson … Sheriff Clarke
Mark Terzani … Earl