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Western-horror recommendations?

I just watched Ghost Rider last night and really liked the first 3 minutes of the movie that took place in the old west featuring Satan and the cowboy. (the first 3 minutes were about the only part of the movie I liked)

I was wondering if there are any good Westerns with horror elements outs there? I know it's kind of an unusual sub-genre but I'm curious now.

I think there's a From Dusk 'til Dawn sequel that takes place in the Old West, but I'm not sure of any others. I'm not really interested in Sci-fi/Westerns but list 'em if you got 'em.
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Follow the link to Wikipedia and go to the section labeled "Film". Lots listed that I've never even heard of. They aren't all strictly what I would call horror/western though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_West
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That's a quality link grem458. Thanks for posting!
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The "From Dusk Till Dawn" franchise...
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John Carpenter's Vampires kinda has a western feel
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I wish that they would make some Western-Horror movies more often, It would be something original at least.
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Pale Rider is a great movie with a supernatural (IMO) flavor.
Grim Prairie Tales is a western horror anthology (like Tales from the Crypt) narrated by James Earl Jones.
Ravenous is a personal favorite of mine that definitely qualifies.
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I don't remember whether I've seen these, but there's
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
also known as Jesse James Meets Frankenstein

Then there's its double-feature partner Billy the Kid versus Dracula (1966)
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Near Dark is another one, even though it doesn't take place in the old west. It was actually going to be a straight western until they decided to rework it into a vamp flick.
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Mexican film called The Living Coffin
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High Plains Drifter has some supernatural elements - and is a pretty dark film.
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Originally Posted by B5Erik
High Plains Drifter has some supernatural elements - and is a pretty dark film.
Oooh, good one More so than Pale Rider
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Not a traditional western, but I always considered 'Blood Simple' a kind of modern day western with nice scary / suspenseful moments. You got a saloon, rides out in the desert, grave digging, everyone's always sweating, and M Emmet Walsh even dresses like a cowboy.
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Great recommendations so far everyone!

I'm ashamed to admit that as big a fan as I am of Clint Eastwood, I've never seen either Pale Rider or High Plains Drifter and had no idea they contained supernatural elements.

Great link Grem458! looks like I got my work cut out for me.

Keep 'em coming fellas.
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If you wanna drift into spaghetti western territory, Cut-Throats Nine and Django The Bastard (aka "Stranger's Gundown") could qualify.
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I think that Dust Devil would meet the criteria.
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For my money, Eyes of Fire is the best film to mix the two genres. Lots of quality recommendations here, though. Ravenous especially.
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Ooooh, I just remembered: Ginger Snaps 3

I'm not sure how many people like this film but I may actually like it best out of the three. You don't have to see the other 2 movies to enjoy this since its set 200 years before the others (hence the western theme, although this is set in the wild west of Canada) and really has nothing to do with them (except werewolves! of course).
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Tremors ? People die...in west..I guess..?
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
Near Dark is another one, even though it doesn't take place in the old west. It was actually going to be a straight western until they decided to rework it into a vamp flick.
I also recommend 'Near Dark'. Great horror flick!

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