Friday, May 30, 2008

The Hunt

Most of the time when we cruise through the "Watch Instantly" list on Netflix and find a horror film, made in the 90's, involving actors you've never heard of and starring, worst of all, a child you can pretty much be assured that what you're about to witness is basically someone's home made horror film that they somehow convinced Netflix to carry (seriously, half these films aren't even found on imdb!)

And The Hunt was no exception!

hahahahaha! Just kidding...

The Hunt, although it fitted the description was by no means terrible like many other films that have similar plot outlines and summaries. The child actor could actually act for one thing, which is a big plus given that that's what ruins a lot of horror films.

At first, I'll admit, I thought it was an amazing film in one sense (Only one, the film wasn't in any way really brilliant overall) since it was made in "Shaky-Cam-o-Vision" and made a little while before Cloverfield and Diary Of The Dead which seem to have glorified the movement... however then Becky pointed out the striking similarities between this film and The Blair Witch Project which I had briefly forgotten existed and then I realized, once again, that The Hunt was just another mediocre film with some mediocre happenings... but it was well editted and acted which was about a million times better than I expected it to be...

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