I wanted to watch Medicine Man. I don’t know why. I just did. As I started it, I noticed that it was a John McTeirnan film. That led me to looking up John McTeirnan (whom I knew did Predator), and that in turn led me to Nomads.

Nomads looked familiar. I thought I had seen it on USA Saturday Nightmares, or at least seen a Saturday Nightmares promo for it. I’m not sure now if that’s the case; it isn’t listed on the Wikipedia Saturday Nightmares site. But it certainly seemed liked it belonged to that era. Interested, I looked it up on Netflix, was happy to find it on Instant Watch, and put it in my queue.

Nomads has a low Rotten Tomatoes rating, but I can’t see why. I thought it was excellent. It is a thriller more than a slasher, but it gets thrilling pretty fast and stays that way all the way through. It is a lot like Serpent and the Rainbow. Weird things just happen. My favorite is when Brosnan throws a man off a building and the man laughs as he falls.

I won’t tell you much about the plot. It is cool enough that I think you need to discover it on your own. But I will say it was a good idea presented in a great way. You could do worse on a Friday night.


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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  1. @Doug I could have sworn that’s where I saw this too…maybe it was USA Up All Night?

  2. It definitely seems like the kind of movie USA would be interested in.

  3. Wow man thanks for reminding me about this gem!

  4. Thanks for reminding me about this gem

  5. I’d like to point out that cover for Nomads, the movie poster as well, I would stand in the video store and just stare at the main Einwetok shown up top. Then it hit me they have a second set of teeth in their mouths and that just totally terrified me for some reason.

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