A frontier preacher’s life is destroyed when a gruesome power consumes the land; he now must make the choice to give in to ruin, or find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town lawman (who has entirely different personal demons to confront), the two men learn the extremes they’re willing to go to in order to make it to the next day, as well as the depths people will go to when they truly believe in something.


“Revelation Trail” follows the Preacher, as he tears through the corrupted land trying to find the power that dares to ruin the world. When the Preacher joins forces with the Marshal, you know that things are going to hit the fan and they do. Gruesome kills, excellent makeup and the landscape come together to make a rip-roaring rampage of carnage. If you pick this up blind, I envy you. Honestly, it has to be the best written indie western I’ve seen in a decade.

Zombie westerns aren’t that plentiful, but I love the results when a good one comes along. “Revelation Trail” is about a hair away from being great. While the script is tight and most of the cast is on the ball, there are times when the editing feels off. Too often films feel longer than they should, but this seems to be a shortage of pieces. Mainly scenes that linger like they belong in a Malick film or a general inability to get from dialogue to the action. It happens to the best creative teams, it’s just that I saw far too many instances here. That being said, it was still a hell of a zombie period piece.

The DVD comes with commentary, featurettes, music video and blooper reel as the special features. The A/V Quality is what you’d expect. The transfer is a smidge dark for my tastes. However, the Dolby 5.1 track makes the action come to life. I’d recommend a purchase.


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