Weird Westerns

A very rare and elusive sub-genre - combining the iconic ideals of the American Old West with the dark brooding tropes of the monster movie.
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message 1: by Greg (new)

Greg (adds 2 TBR list daily) Hersom I've read a very few Weird Westerns. Not sure if its because I was a big fan of Westerns -via TV and later books- before I got all up in fantasy or what, but I have a hard time meshing those two genres.
I really want to find a good one though, any recommendations?


message 2: by Greg (new)

Greg (adds 2 TBR list daily) Hersom Not having read many Weird Westerns; right now I'm torn between; the Golgotha series by R. S. Belcher, Heaven's Gate by Guy Adams, or Weird West Tales by Mike Resnick.
Any recommnedations? Please help a fellow book worm pick a good weird western.


message 3: by Justin (new)

Justin Now this is what I call a serious list!


message 4: by Audrey (new)

Audrey This is a great list! Quick question: is there any supernatural or monster content in Cowgirl?


message 5: by Kendall (new)

Kendall Moore Greg wrote: "I've read a very few Weird Westerns. Not sure if its because I was a big fan of Westerns -via TV and later books- before I got all up in fantasy or what, but I have a hard time meshing those two ge..."

Dead in the West is awesome if you like your Weird Westerns gory and gothic.

If you prefer a more subdued but ballsy approach try Cormac McCarthy. Specifically, Blood Meridian or Outer Dark.

Also, if you like classic american horror, check out Robert E. Howard and Ambrose Bierce.


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