BONE TOMAHAWK: Top 10 Lawmen and Cannibals in film.





When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. BONE TOMAHAWK OPENS IN UK CINEMAS THIS FRIDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY.

Top 10 Lawmen in film:

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (No Country For Old Men)

Tommy Lee Jones plays a character that only he could play; this intense portrayal of a truly old school lawman perfectly juxtaposes Javier Bardem’s new breed of antagonist.

Sheriff “Little” Bill Daggett (Unforgiven)

This true relic of the Old West earned Gene Hackman an Oscar for his portrayal of the hardened, amoral Sheriff determined to keep his town trouble free at any cost.

Sheriff John T. Chance (Rio Bravo)

Consistently rated as one of the greatest western’s of all time, in no small part down to John Wayne’s superb portrayal of this aging Sheriff who may no longer be as fast on the draw, but still remains as smart and gutsy as any of John Wayne’s other iconic western characters.

Deputy Sheriff Walt Coogan (Coogan’s Bluff)

A controversial film at the time for its high level of violence, but Eastwood’s macho portrayal of Walt Coogan would act as a prototype for the legendary titular character of the ‘Dirty Harry’ films.

Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Bone Tomahawk)

Kurt Russell seems to excel when it comes to action movies, just watch ‘The Thing’ and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’. However Russell’s portrayal in ‘Bone Tomahawk’ is more than of just an all action lawman, he expertly leads his men through a future cult classic laden with gore, well crafted dialogue, and homages to the westerns of old.

Sheriff Hoyt (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

R Lee Ermey’s character is a lawman in truly the thinnest sense of the word, his uniform acting purely as a ‘guise in which to aid his adopted family in their malevolent activities.

Sheriff Teasle (Rambo: First Blood)

John Rambo’s antagonist as played by Brian Dennethy is the redneck, control freak who is more than willing to abuse his power to keep ‘undesirables’ out of his town.

Sheriff Bart (Blazing Saddles)

Cleavon Little plays the unlikely Sheriff in Mel Brooks fantastic send-up of the Western genre. Richard Pryor was Brooks’ original choice, but fans of the film would surely agree that there was no one who could have played the role better than Little himself.

Deputy US Marshall Reuben Cogburn (True Grit)

Both John Wayne and Jeff Bridges won the academy award for best actor in their role as Rooster Cogburn. Certainly one of the most iconic film characters of all time, Cogburns character is everything we want to see when we sit down and watch a Western.


Top 10 Cannibals in film:

Jupiter’s Clan (The Hills Have Eyes)

The cult classics cannibalistic mutants serve as some of the most memorable and horrifying antagonists in the history of cinematic horror.

Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)

The great Anthony Hopkins screen time for ‘Silence of the Lambs’ is just over 16 minutes, yet it was for this role that Hopkins would be awarded an Oscar for best actor. There is no villain more synonymous with cannibalism than Hannibal Lecter, all thanks to Hopkins first performance of Hannibal Lecter.

Angel Gang (Judge Dredd)

In a movie overflowing with action and memorable moments, it was the religious fanatics/ cannibals known as the “Angel Gang” who truly stand out in the 1995 original.

Cannibal Tribe (Cannibal Holocaust)

One of the most controversial films of all time, that is still to this day banned in certain countries. The Amazonian savages are relentless in their pursuit for human flesh.

The Sawyer Family (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

It can sometimes be easy to overlook the cannibalism that features in this film, with viewers to focused on the nightmarish ‘Leather-face’ or the aging members of the sawyer family. But the sawyers murderuous pursuit for victims does not just stem from bloodlust, but for the consummation of humans.

Colonel Ives (Ravenous)

Robert Carlyle portrayal of the cannibalistic Colonel Ives/ F.W.Colqhoun in this superb western acts as the standout performance in a film filled with superb performances, a terrifying premise excellently executed to create a unique film.

Troglodyte Clan (Bone Tomahawk)

These cannibalistic savages are truly shocking in their level of brutality and unflinching in their pursuit of Kurt Russell and his men. The film mixes the cunning of native Americans from classic westerns with the savagery of the tribes of films such as ‘Cannibal Holocaust’.

Kevin (Sin City)

Elijah Woods is a truly terrifying creation. Kevin is truly unnerving and a monster in a very real sense. Woods character is so superb as in that to fall prey to him you only have to be vulnerable.

Parker Family (We Are What We Are)

This 2013 American version is a remake of the Mexican film of the same name, telling the story of a seemingly normal family who happen to be cannibals. The dynamic in this version has been changed to that of a father-daughter family which creates adds weight to the horror that this could be the family next door.

The Survivors (Alive)

‘Alive’ is a different entry on this list, as the reasoning for our characters indulging in cannibalism greatly differs to others included in this list. This film is ultimately about horrific acts which had to be done to survive, making the cannibalism in this film truly cinematically different to many other films that touch on this gruesome subject.