Dead in Tombstone is a 2013 American direct-to-video action-horror western film produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment. It was directed by Roel Reiné and written by Shane Kuhn and Brendan Cowles. The film stars Danny Trejo as Guerrero, a gang leader who gets double-crossed by his fellow gang members. Striking a pact with the Devil after entering Hell, he resurfaces to the earthly world to avenge his own death by killing the men who murdered him. The film was released in home media on October 22, 2013.
The film begins with a monologue on the West, or the "New Frontier", as Lucifer describes it as a "heartless, lawless viper pit", contrary to popular belief that it is made up of "god-fearing" good folk. Lucifer goes on to justify why the West is an "American nightmare". The film pans to an execution. Big-time crook Red Cavanaugh is seconds from being given the noose, but he is saved from death by the six members of his gang, the Blackwater Gang, led by the notorious outlaw Guerrero De La Cruz. The gang members, each of whom has a hefty cash bounty, massacres the lawmen and rescue Red. Following this feat, Red proposes that they raid Edendale, a small Colorado mining town known for its gold mine. A mineral rights dispute has led the sheriff to place the disputed riches in the bank, which Red states they can easily rob.