Friday, May 24, 2024

Organ Trail trailer: Paramount horror Western is a snowbound nightmare

A trailer has been released for Paramount Pictures’ Organ Trail, a snowbound horror Western reaching theatres this weekend

Last week, we learned that Paramount Pictures’ horror Western project with the brilliant title Organ Trail (inspired by the real life Oregon Trail, a wagon route that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon back in the 1800s) had earned an R rating for “strong violence, language and some sexual references.” Now a trailer for the film has arrived online – and this trailer reveals the surprising news that Organ Trail is getting a limited theatrical release on April 14th. That’s right, this movie is going to start playing on the big screen tomorrow! You can take a look at the trailer in the embed above.

Michael Patrick Jann (Drop Dead Gorgeous) directed Organ Trail from a screenplay by Meg Turner. The story centers on a young Abigale Archer, friendless and alone in a brutal Montana winter during the 1870s, fighting for survival and to retrieve her one earthly possession, her family’s horse, from a gang of bloodthirsty bandits

The film stars Zoé De Grand Maison (Riverdale), Olivia Applegate (Driven), Clé Bennett (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Nicholas Logan (Creepshow), Sam Trammell (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), Jessica Frances Dukes (Ozark), and Mather Zickel (Better Things). Zickel plays Pa Archer, “a gaunt but imposing figurehead that has a commanding energy balanced by an instinctive compassion. In the throes of a brutal Montana winter, Pa’s steadfastness and sense of purpose—along with the skills he learned as a soldier in the Civil War—are the foundation on which his family’s survival rests.”

Jann produced Organ Trail with David Codron. As Deadline informed us last year, Jann “served as an executive producer and director for the series Reno 911!, also exec producing Flight of the Conchords and Little Britain for HBO, and directing episodes of Wayne for Amazon and Daybreak for Netflix. Jann is best known on the film side for directing the cult-classic beauty mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous.” While he directed episodes of horror comedy shows like DaybreakReaper, and Ghosted, it appears that this is his first full-on horror project.

I have been looking forward to Organ Trail with great interest, since I usually enjoy it when the horror and Western genres get mixed together. So I’m very glad to hear that its release is basically already upon us.

Organ Trail will be showing in select theatres this weekend, and a digital release will follow on May 12th.

What did you think of the Organ Trail trailer? Will you be watching this movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/organ-trail-trailer-paramount-horror-western-is-a-snowbound-nightmare/

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