The trailer for In a Valley of Violence is here and it forces us to ask the uncomfortable question: Are we in the nascent stages of a Travoltassance? For the past 18 years, casting John Travolta in your movie has amounted to a critical death sentence. But his Emmy-nominated turn as Robert Shapiro in The People v. O.J. Simpson, coupled with this movie’s positive early reviews could mean he’s back on top again. Written and directed by Ti West, who’s better known for horror fare like The House of the Devil and V/H/S, the film follows a drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) who is making his way to Mexico through the American Wild West. Paul is a man with a dog and a dark past, and Travolta plays the marshall of a town Paul passes through, which is about to be shot to hell in a bloody quest for revenge. We’ll have to wait until October to find out if that poor dog makes it out alive.