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Movie Review: ‘The Hunt’ (2020) Is The Perfect Horror Comedy To Spread Some Cheer During This Pandemic

Ever since The Hunt was announced last year, I’ve been dying to see it much like everyone else I know. With the current pandemic going on and everyone on mandatory quarantine, I thought it was the perfect time to indulge in a horror-comedy. Warning: Slight spoilers ahead, but nothing big.

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The film was directed by Craig Zobel with a screenplay by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. The cast includes Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Ethan Suplee, and Wayne Duvall.

Synopsis for The Hunt

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen – for a very specific purpose – The Hunt.

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From beginning to end, The Hunt is packed full of action, blood, and gore. I love it when films start out with a bang and this one didn’t hold back at all. Several people die in the first few minutes and the kill count just keeps growing throughout the story. It truly is one hell of a hunt.

It’s the perfect horror-comedy with just the right mix of humor and horror. I couldn’t stop laughing or smiling for most of it (that may make me a little sadistic…but oh well). The film makes fun of everything and everyone and that was a huge plus to me. The kills are awesome and creative and sometimes very unexpected.


The casting is phenomenal and is driven by badass female performances. Betty Gilpin blew me away with her character and she owns it every step of the way. She’s a complete badass and makes every scene that much better. Hilary Swank is equally fantastic and I love seeing her in roles like this. That fight at the end reminded me of something from Kill Bill.

Final Thoughts

The Hunt is the horror-comedy we all need right now to escape the current reality we’re living in. It’s hilarious, with great acting, and awesome kills. I opted to rent this on Digital and although $20 may seem like a lot, it really isn’t when you think about how pricey going to the theater can be. You get to save a little money and enjoy a film that is currently in theaters from the comfort of your own couch.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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