SKINWALKER (2021) Reviews of horror Western

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‘A curse won’t stay buried’

Skinwalker is a 2021 American horror Western about cowboys facing off against indigenous American creatures.

Written and directed by Robert Conway (Breakdown Lane; The Covenant; Krampus: Unleashed; Krampus: The Reckoning; Exit to Hell).

The BlueSideUp Films-Matchstick Movies co-production stars Eva Hamilton, Cameron Kotecki, Amelia Haberman, Dan Higgins, Daniel Link, Charlie E Motley, Nathaniel Burns and Liz Manning.


After looting an indigenous American burial site, a hunter unleashes the legendary Skinwalker, a shape-shifting demon, onto an unsuspecting world. Once thought to be only a legend, this ancient evil returns from the grave to wreak a terrible vengeance on all who are unfortunate enough to cross its path…



“Conway’s script is full of suspense and intrigue and serves up some surprises in the “Who’s the next victim?” department. He does a stirring job with both the western drama and horror elements and is assisted nicely by a solid cast and some impressive practical effects and makeup work. A couple of CGI effects are rather obvious but don’t distract much from the proceedings.” Horror Fuel

” …Skinwalker doesn’t do anything with Native American traditions except use them to dress up a fairly generic demon […] Skinwalker isn’t that bad. It did hold my interest and there are a few good scares. It’s all familiar material, but it’s competently enough told that it isn’t boring.” Voices from the Balcony

Release date:

Uncork’d Entertainment will unleash Skinwalker on DVD and Digital on July 13, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Eva Hamilton … Maisie
Cameron Kotecki … Riggs
Amelia Haberman … Nellie
Dan Higgins … Bascom
Daniel Link … Willard
Charlie E Motley … Vern
Nathaniel Burns … Benny
Liz Manning … Judith
Victorio Pope … Storm Talker
Jeff Yazzie … Proud Fist
Becky Jo Harris … Clara
Niko El Santo Zavero … Cowboy
William Carr … Sergeant Jacobs
Christopher Beeman … Elmer (as Chris Beeman)
Robert Conway … Hugo

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