The Burrowers

Before you get too disturbed (or excited) by the prospect of Mary Norton’s beloved Clock family returning from the dead and tearing into the flesh of normal-sized humans one tiny bite at a time… this isn’t The Borrowers Attack. Instead, this is a horror/western hybrid about man-eating creatures under the prairies of the Midwest that capture, marinate, and eat folks who trample across their ceiling. The movie is written and directed by J.T. Petty, whose prior credits consist mostly of video game scripts including the Splinter Cell series. Movie-wise, he previously directed Mimic 3 and the documentary, S&Man. Check out the trailer for The Burrowers below.

The trailer looks pretty good, and it’s nice to see a more unusual horror film from the norm of PG-13 slashers and Japanese ghosts. Seems to be a cross between Tremors, Ravenous, and Dances With Wolves. But starring Tom Cruise’s cousin, William Mapother. The atmosphere and intensity seem high even if the trailer is lacking in the monster department. The Burrowers is a Lionsgate release (uh oh) and is currently making the film festival circuit.

The title of this post probably oversells the trailer for The Burrowers a little bit, but as a tag line I think it kicks ass. I haven’t seen the whole film yet, but I’m a blurb-virgin so if any Lionsgate marketing folks are reading this, Rob Hunter of Film School Rejects says “J.T. Petty’s The Burrowers crawls beneath your skin and shits on your soul!”

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