Seemingly stuck in development hell for what appeared an eternity, Gallowwalkers receives a welcome premiere at Frightfest as the all-nighter’s surprise film.

Supposedly put on hold while star Wesley Snipes served his jail sentence for fraud, this mash-up of western and zombie flick looks as though it could be worth the wait.

Snipes plays Aman, a mysterious gunslinger who, after being cursed by God, finds out that everybody he kills returns to life as a zombie – which I’m presuming is a bit of a bummer.

Before long  Aman has an army of the undead on his tail, led by the vicious Kansa, so the gunslinger enlists the help of a warrior, Fabulos, as he looks to rid the world of the menace once and for all.

The press release promises the good, the bad and the ugliest fistful of corpses and the trailer looks like fun, so let’s hope this Andrew Goth-directed effort will not be a surprise that falls flat.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle