Led to the Slaughter never felt like a Western to me.
But the sequel is shaping up to have many more the elements of a western -- cowboys, boomtowns, gold rushes, miners, Indians and Indian Wars, saloon girls, etc. etc.
But I want to keep the focus on Horror, not on Western.
I like the historical underpinnings, and I figure if I keep trying to be accurate, it won't come off as a Western. (My model for this would be the great books by Don Berry about Oregon -- which are set in the west and in western times, but yet feels real and authentic.)
I think I can pull that off, but I do need to be cognizant of the possibility.
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