Deemed Jaws’ western equivalent, The White Buffalo stars Charles Bronson as Wild Bill Hickok, a man tormented by his recurring nightmares of a savage albino beast. The giant buffalo’s first appearance finds it charging into an Indian village, wreaking havoc and killing bystanders, including Chief Crazy Horse’s daughter. Wild Bill sets out across dusty ghost towns and deserted landscapes in search of his tormentor, teaming up along the way with Crazy Horse, who confirms Bill’s fears. The buffalo does not exist merely in Wild Bill’s dreams but is an actual murderous beast. Bill proclaims, “if I don’t kill this buffalo, this dream is going to kill me.” The animal itself remains onscreen for only seconds at a time, just long enough to make us realize that sometimes it doesn’t matter if it’s all in your head — it’ll still get you in the end.