The Pale Door is a wicked horror-western that does a nice to combine the two genres into a mind-blowing small scale epic. While this may not have the same budget as films like The Witch it does have admired performances from its cast including Zachary Knighton(TV’s Happy Endings & It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) delivers a performance here that should break him out of typecasting and I’m happy the director and casting department took a chance on him here because It pays off exceedingly well.
The atmosphere is also much more of a western with horror elements think Dead Birds but a much, much, much better-finished product. The story and the pacing never suffer from the budget. In fact, I believe the smaller budget helps with your eye’s imaginations. Much credit goes to the director Aaron Koontz in his handling of the movie magic. He really has a knack for this.
The supporting cast also is fantastic, featuring the always great Bill Sage who steals every scene he is in the movie and keeps it going with grace. Devin Druid who has mainly been known for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why gives a really great performance his chemistry with Zachary Knighton is something to behold.