The Burrowers(2008)

Burrowers is a western/horror hybrid, set in 1879 in the Dakota Territories. A few pioneers have settled outside of civilization. Will Parcher, played by William Mapother(Lost, The Grudge) is attempting to ‘swoon the poon’ of Gertrude played by Laura Leighton. In a brutal nighttime attack, the survivors of a family are abducted. Being set in 1879, suspicion is automatically directed towards “Indians.” A group of soldiers, slaves, and cowboys set out on a journey to retrieve the missing family members, and kill the Indians responsible. Along their journey, they start to notice a pattern of strange holes in the ground, and soon learn that what they are up against is far worse than Indians, or even humans.

My one gripe about this film is it’s sort of slow at times. There is some decent CG blood and gore throughout, and for being a straight to DVD film, it’s loaded with beautiful settings and cinematography.

For the most part, the acting in the film exceeds acceptability, but being a pseudo “Period piece” you have to expect some level of cheese. All of the parts in the film are played well though, so if you normally stray away from straight to dvd movies for this reason, you’re good to go here.

If you’re looking for something a little different, and the concept of a game of “Whack-A-Mole from hell” appeals to you, check The Burrowers out on DVD.

3/5