The Hunt (2005)
Actors: Joe Michael Burke, Cliff De Young, Robert Rusler, Mitchell
Burns, Amy Briede
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: All regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Run Time: 90 minutes
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.