The Pale Door Reviews

October 4, 2020
The Pale Door is one of those films that becomes infinitely more interesting the more you learn about its origins, the process of creation, and the ideas which run through the film.
September 16, 2020
The Pale Door is a raucous ride through a different type of wild west.
September 1, 2020
Co-writer/director Aaron B. Koontz's perceptiveness for the Western genre makes The Pale Door into a worthy hybrid horror.
August 28, 2020
Koontz is no Robert Rodriguez, and his script ain't Tarantino. But like its brothel denizens, this movie has the appeal of something as frisky as it is cheap.
August 24, 2020
Koontz's film is an honest, sincere, and affectionate tribute to both genres, further proof that the world could use more horror westerns - especially when they're as good as this.
August 22, 2020
Austin filmmaker Aaron B. Koontz combines Salem witches with the Old West for this gory hybrid. Should satisfy horror fans over those who fancy a good ole western.
August 21, 2020
Elevated by the performances, it's successful because of the heart and passion of every actor and crew member involved. While it's not the most refined project, The Pale Door is a fun ride through the Old West.
August 21, 2020
An outright thrilling and chilling blend of the horror and western genres with a still solid ensemble cast, a gleeful display of gore and magnificent direction from Koontz.
August 21, 2020
The Pale Door's action is ultimately charged with brotherly love. It's a very personal story about the bonds of family, but it's also a strong, genre-inflected western with plenty of violence and scares to keep horror fans occupied.
August 21, 2020
Aaron B. Koontz's witchy 'weird western' uncovers horror, sin and countercultural resistance in America's history
August 20, 2020
As a B-horror movie, The Pale Door holds its own. As a Western, however, the film struggles.
August 20, 2020
Proof that there's still life in the western genre, The Pale Door is yet another inventive and exciting chapter in the burgeoning horror western hybrid genre.
August 20, 2020
The Pale Door is not likely to win any prizes for originality, but as unapologetic B movie fare goes, it proves to be reasonably tasty after all.
August 20, 2020
I am all in for a ghost town full of witches-it's like a Scooby Doo episode gone wonderfully off track.
August 19, 2020
It's an imperfect film, but never lacking in fun ...
August 18, 2020
Boasting striking makeup effects, impressive gore and practical effects, as well as showcasing an amazingly talented cast, The Pale Door is a wildly entertaining, bloody good time.
August 17, 2020
THE PALE DOOR is a decent addition to the difficult-to-tackle Horror Western subgenre, but gets weighed down by narrative and pacing issues.
August 17, 2020
Aaron B. Koontz's brothel-of-the-damned massacre a serviceable horror western that represents the subgenre through grit, vengeful magic, and dusty exteriors.