Let's close out this look at Lucio Fulci's work with one of his genre films that is not really talked about that much: a Western. Given the fame of his horror work, it is no surprise that his Westerns- which include this film and Massacre Time- get almost no attention. Horror fans are usually not also fans of the Western, even when the two films meet a la Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. That's maybe not the best example, but you get my drift. So, what do you need to know here? Well, the film is based on two Western stories by Bret Harte (not the master of the Sharpshooter). Of course, since Fulci is on board, the gore is higher than anything in the stories. Well, let's saddle up for...
* They run across a group of missionaries, but move on.
* They try to bond in all of the cliched ways (sharing a laugh, etc). Oh and the drunk guy downs a whole bottle of after shave too! Ha ha, it's funny because it's painful!
* Desperate for food, the group finds a Jack Sparrow-looking Mexican who agrees to help them. His first act: shooting every animal in sight. Sorry, PETA.
* This forces our heroes to drag him in a gurney across the desert. They narrowly avoid 'Jack' later, who apparently doubled-back to get them...despite leaving them to die earlier.
* They get to a ghost town, but the drunk dies from his wounds. A bit later, the crazy black guy brings in meat from game he shot....which turns out to be from the dead guy's ass. Eww.
* After our heroes ditch the crazy guy, they get to a real town, where the woman finally gives birth. Sadly, she dies. On the plus side, we get a scene that would later show up in.
* This drives our hero to rage and to abandon the kid in town. He tracks down 'Jack' and kills all of his men, wounding him as well. He mocks the guy by shaving casually in front of him, before finally killing the man.
* With everyone dead or missing, our hero wanders off into the desert. The End.