Long Awaited Supernatural Thriller ‘The Hawkline Monster’ Finds Buyer

Hal Ashby

I’ve said it before, horror and Westerns go together like PB&J and it looks like Hollywood is starting to agree with the news that New Regency have acquired the rights to The Hawkline Monster which was first optioned waaaaay back in 1975.

Deadline reports that Roy Lee (It), Andrew Trapani (Winchester), and Steven Schneider (Pet Sematary) will serve as producers.

Plot Synopsis:

The time is 1902, the setting eastern Oregon. Magic Child, a fifteen-year-old Indian girl, wanders into the wrong whorehouse looking for the right men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline’s yellow house. What follows is a series of wild, witty, and bizarre encounters.


Hal Ashby (Harold & Maude) first tried to get the novel onto the big screen and various actors have been attached including Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman as well as Jeff and Beau Bridges. After Ashby’s death in 1988, Tim Burton again tried to bring the film to life but met similar success.

As with any great story, however, this seems to be a case of ‘try, try again’; perhaps this time we’re going to see this finally get an (apparently well deserved) space on the big screen.

“It sounds like the combination of water being poured into a glass,” Miss Hawkline said, “A dog barking and the muttering of a drunk parrot. And very, very loud.”

“I think we’re going to need the shotgun for this one,” Cameron said.”
― Richard Brautigan

Also it can’t be ignored that this is the Season of Stephen King, and I don’t know about you but I’m getting a serious Kingsian vibe from that synopsis.

What do you think, Wasteoids? Ready to see some more Western horror movies on the way?

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