What does everyone think are the major sub genres of Spaghetti Westerns?
The obvious answer is the Zapata western, that is the political spaghetti western.
Everyone’s favourite… Twilight Westerns!
I’m certainly aware of that one from Corbucci’s films. I originally asked because of Django the Bastard (1969) and And God Said to Cain (1970) both having a gothic feel to them. It got me wondering what other sub genres are out there.
Django Kill would definitely fall into that category.
I think both Vengeance (1968) and Kill the Wicked (1967) both have a gothic feel to them…to an extent.
Comedy westerns: My beloved
I’m thinking particularly of ‘Johnny Hamlet’ (‘Hamlet’); and ‘The Fury of Johnny Kid’ (‘Romeo and Juliet’).
many SWs are political, not all of them are Zapata westerns, which are those taking place during the Mexican Revolution of some kind.
Other possible subgenres:
- adventures / Jack London type stories (White Fang)
- Paella Westerns (Spanish westerns)
Fedra West, another one