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THE HANGED MAN (1974) – Steve Forrest starred in this excellent made for tv movie that was a failed pilot for a series. Forrest portrayed a gunslinger who seemingly meets his end on the gallows early in the film but who supernaturally rises from the dead to atone for his misspent life by combating evil in the 1800s west.
The movie masterfully played with the eeriness of Forrest’s position, from the permanent noose marks on his neck to the cold, corpse-like feel of his flesh to his Jason Voorhees invincibility as he stalked and gunned down evildoers. It’s a shame this didn’t get picked up as a series.
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2 responses to “THE HANGED MAN (1974): WESTERN HORROR”
Now this needs a reboot!