Happy Hunting (2017)
1h 31min | Horror | 22 September 2017 (USA)
Written & Directed by: Joe Dietsch & Louie Gibson
Starring: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald
Running Time: 91 minutes
Synopsis: An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.
Review: Happy Hunting starts off with a bang – literally – and then takes the viewer on a gritty, 90-minute ride. The movie reminds me of the ones I love to watch late at night during film festivals. Projects that take words like gory and deranged as compliments.
An unexpected call sends Warren Novak heading for the border and he ends up in a dusty town called Bedford Flats. It is the perfect setting for what you know is going to be some twisted antics. The townspeople are twitchy and the sheriff is from a long line of no good. So there is no question that this is not going to end well for Novak. Warren isn’t so upstanding himself. He downs enough hard liquor in the first 15 minutes to embalm the average bloke. He is obviously hiding/running from a haunted past.
As the poster and title elude to this film is all about hunting. Any guesses who the hunted are? In typical horror fashion it is man on the run. Full of intense moments, lots of blood, and characters that you hope don’t really exist but just might. Fans of the genre will enjoy this one even if it doesn’t break any molds or stereotypes.