Five Bloody Graves

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"Lust-Mad Men and Lawless Women in a Vicious and Sensuous Orgy of Slaughter!"
  • R
  • 1969
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 3.4  (621)

Five Bloody Graves is a classic western horror movie from 1969, directed by Al Adamson, starring Robert Dix, Scott Brady and Jim Davis. The film follows a lone gunfighter named Ben Thompson, played by Robert Dix, who travels through the inhospitable desert in search of a group of bandits who killed his wife. Along the way, he encounters various dangers, including Native Americans, wild animals, and a group of cannibalistic outlaws.

The movie opens with a disturbing scene of Ben's wife being brutally murdered by a group of bandits. Filled with revenge, Ben sets out on a journey to hunt down the culprits responsible for his wife's death. He travels through the harsh desert, facing numerous challenges and obstacles on his way. But as he gets closer to his destination, he realizes that the danger has only just begun.

Throughout his journey, Ben meets several other characters, including a bounty hunter named Billy, played by Scott Brady, a retired army officer named Colonel Jonas, played by Jim Davis and a young woman named Lizzy. Along the way, the group encounters Native Americans, who they initially believe to be a threat, but eventually help them. They also face danger from a pack of wild dogs and ultimately, from the group of cannibalistic outlaws who are responsible for Ben's wife's death.

The movie is visceral and graphic, with scenes of violence and gore. However, it is balanced with moments of humor and camaraderie between the characters. The chemistry between the actors and the beautiful cinematography are some of the highlights of the movie. The realistic portrayal of life in the Old West, the hardships and dangers that travelers would face, adds to the authenticity of the story.

One of the strengths of the movie is the development of the characters, especially Ben Thompson. The audience witnesses his transformation from a grief-stricken and vengeful man to a more empathetic and selfless individual. His relationships with the other characters, especially Colonel Jonas, provide moments of genuine emotion.

The movie's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with a mix of traditional western themes, and moody atmospheric music. The use of silence or minimal sound in some of the intense and violent scenes further enhances the tension and impact of the moment.

The movie's plot is reminiscent of other classic westerns, with the theme of revenge being a central element, but it adds a horror twist, making it a unique and thrilling experience. The movie's climax is action-packed and satisfying, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats.

Overall, Five Bloody Graves is a classic western horror movie that stands the test of time. It combines elements of the western and horror genres seamlessly to create a visceral and exciting experience. The strong performances, beautiful cinematography, and memorable characters make it a must-watch for fans of both genres.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    3.4  (621)