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REVIEW: The Pale Door

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RLJE Films has carved out a nice niche for itself within the horror genre, and their latest offering, ‘The Pale Door’, provides a unique western setting where wicked witches, who have evil intentions, cause terror.

According to the official synopsis, the Aaron B. Koontz film tells the story of: “After a botched train robbery, two brothers leading a gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches”.

The movie sets itself up in solid fashion with flashbacks but is otherwise weighed down by it’s slow moving pace out of the gate. Despite that, the film muscles through a tedious build by delivering a rewarding climb to the conclusion, and its a refreshing, and creative mixing of the timeless Western genre with the equally timeless legend of witches and their coven.

For those who like westerns, you’ll get your train robbery, western gangs (The Dalton Gang), and familiar old town settings. For those who gravitate more to the witchcraft element, you’ll get pure evil and brutality.

Where you may have trouble rolling with the movie in the opening 30-45 minutes, Koontz should be commended for his transition to pure horror, which flows almost effortlessly throughout the story, and seems to hit the mark in regards to timing. The cinematography gets kudos too, as they shot scenes and settings in such a manner that truly captured the mood, emotion, and the backdrops of the times.

If you can get through the slow start, the movie rewards you by providing a thrilling, refreshing, horror that picks up the pace and hits hard down the stretch to give you a satisfying horror experience.

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If you can get through the slow start, the movie rewards you by providing a thrilling, refreshing, horror that picks up the pace and hits hard down the stretch to give you a satisfying horror experience.
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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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According to the official summary: “From the executive producers of Lost, FROM unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down.”

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Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and starring Najarra Townsend, the film is about: “A single mother and her young daughter are driving on a desolate road in a moonless desert. After meeting a young female hitchhiker at a gas station, the mother realizes her daughter is missing. As they search for her, a merciless force begins to torment the two women, unraveling a world of terror they must survive if they are to discover the terrifying truth behind the daughter’s disappearance.”

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