> The declining sense of the frontier is the result of the frontier being
> redefined, even in the TNT westerns mentioned above.  A perfect example would
> be Purgatory (where the frontier is actually the line between the living and
> the dead).  There's also been a turn away from the physical frontiers of cinema

Anthony Hickox's _Sundown:  The Vampire in Retreat_ is a great Western
sendup with a vampire theme, and it's set in present day, but still pretty
blatantly a Western.  There are good vampires and bad vampires, and one of
the bad vampires devises wooden bullets.


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