Frau Punkinstein, the greatest wife of all time, surprised me this evening by renting a film on Cox Direct:
I've wanted to see this film since it was announced, but it was mostly released in Europe and so limited was its American release that it took until today that I could.
It is a great Halloween film. It has demons. It has witches. It has James Purefoy doing an excellent job in this "origin" story of R.E. Howard's classic Puritan Adventurer.
Here is a picture of Solomon Kane in action from Savage Worlds just for comparison's sake. James was all that and more.
I first discovered Howard's Kane in Marvel Comics and thereafter read the original short stories. For years I was something of a Solomon Kane fanatic and consider myself well versed in the lore. I was not disappointed. What changes were made, and there always are changes, worked with the story and made for a truly enjoyable action film with story (I felt the same about Cage in Season of the Witch by the way).
The monsters, the action, the creepy setting all make this a good Halloween season film in a heroic vein.
I especially liked the true-to-Howard's-character lack of sex or a love interest.
Check it out, well worth the 4 bucks.