Are weird westerns going to become the next big thing?

Ridley Scott is going to direct WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND, based on Craig Zoller’s novel. Zoller wrote and directed BONE TOMAHAWK, and has written a couple of other western novels known for vivid characters and plenty of brutality and violence.

WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND is currently No. 1 in the top 100 horror/western Kindles. I haven’t read it, but the reviews have been outstanding.

I personally wasn’t crazy about BONE TOMAHAWK. I thought it was okay but not great. I gave it two stars here on my blog.

But I’m glad Zoller got himself a big movie deal. It can only help the rest of us horror/western writers. Maybe people will stop asking, what exactly is a weird western?