Ti West is best known for his independent horror work such as “The House of the Devil,” “The Innkeepers,” and his work in the anthology horror films “V/H/S” and “The ABCs of Death.” But this year, West switched things up with a revenge western starring Ethan Hawke entitled “In a Valley of Violence,” about a mysterious drifter and the trouble he faces passing through a new town.
In the film, the drifter Paul (Hawke) and his dog are making their way towards Mexico through the Old West. In an attempt to shorten their journey, Paul cuts through the town of Denton, known by locals as the “valley of violence,” controlled by a brash group of misfits led by Gilly Martin (James Ransone,) the impulsive of Marshal Clyde Martin (John Travolta). Tensions inevitably rise between Paul and the town, and soon the whole town is plunged into violence. The film also stars Taissa Farmiga (“The Final Girls”), Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Burn Gorman (“The Dark Knight Rises”), and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
“In a Valley of Violence” first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March before traveling to BAMcinemaFest and the Fantasia International Film Festival. It will be released in theaters, On Demand, and Digital HD on October 21 from Focus World.