THE HUNT (2005)


The Hunt (2005)

Actors: Joe Michael Burke, Cliff De Young, Robert Rusler, Mitchell Burns, Amy Briede
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
All regions
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90 minutes



Best described as Blair Witch Project meets Predator, The Hunt is a talky film which confuses endless exposition with scary atmospherics.

A father, his eight-year-old son and a cameraman venture into the woods to make a hunting video.

However, something involving aliens and conspiracies straight out of an X-Files episode is happening in the woods, and to make things worse the cameraman turns out to be a surly and menacing drunk. Soon they turn out to be the hunted instead . . .

While never a complete bore, not much really happens in The Hunt ? that is, until the last five minutes or so when the audience is treated to some nifty alien special effects of the sort seldom seen in a low-budget movie like this. For the rest our characters bicker endlessly as they get lost in the woods. Pretty much like Blair Witch then.

Unlike Blair Witch, The Hunt however never goes for the shaky handheld camera route even though it was filmed digitally. Audiences who get seasick easily will no doubt be thankful.

Fritz Kiersch of Children of the Corn fame directed the film, and the cast mostly consists of unknowns.



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