Because I love to mix it up, I’m picking something that has a polar opposite tone of yesterday’s movie. Spontaneous has such a fun playfulness to it. Hunter, Hunter could not be less fun. In fact, it wallows in its bleakness, daring you to keep watching as it falls deeper and deeper into the depths of Hell. And if that isn’t horror, I don’t know what is. Here’s the brief synopsis from imdb.
Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.
Right away, I need to say that this film will not be for everyone. Like I said, it is bleak and brutal. It takes its time. It has a very methodical pace, slow burning you over a lengthy stretch. But just because it unravels slowly, that does not mean it is boring. Not even close. In fact, I was intoxicated by this film. The characters, the acting (including an amazing turn by Devon Sawa), the entire feel of this film… it all combines to masterfully pull you in to its deadly clutches. Like many films, it’s best to go in knowing as little as possible. But I will say, if you’re passionate about truly brutal horror, and can handle the darkest side of it… you will be rewarded with, quite possibly, one of the most haunting and disturbing finales ever put to film. You’ve been given both a recommendation, and a warning. Man, what a movie.
Where to Watch: Streaming on Hulu
Food/Drink Pairing: Any rabbit or venison you can find, fried up on the stove, with minimal spices.