‘Hunted’ is a 2020 horror film by Shudder, starring Lucie Debay (LA Confession), Ciaran O’ Brien (Ripper Street), and Simone Milsdochter (Wolf). A woman is working out of town and goes to a local bar to relax, she is tricked and picked up by two men who plan to torture and rape her on film. She manages to escape into the woods with the two men in close pursuit.
This is your classic cat and mouse type horror, it’s one that’s been done over and over but yet people still love it. The scary thing is something like this could really happen, picking up a young girl and planning on doing something atrocious like this. With a movie however, we can see the victim fight back, and maybe that’s why we love these types of movies so much.
The acting and story are actually pretty good. The main bad guy plays a great part, he’s a mix between a crazy Bradley Cooper and the crazy wide smile of Joaquin Phoenix’s joker. He makes a great bad guy, where this movie goes wrong however, is towards the end. It’s almost like the writers didn’t know how to end it. I don’t like to give spoilers so I’ll try not too, but all of a sudden there’s a team of paintballer’s in the woods and she gets shot in the head and starts running around with blue paint on her face like she’s from ‘Braveheart’, which they never address by the way. A dead lady who has an arrow through her ear is brought back to life because she is accidentally tased, that was probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen in a movie. The last twenty minuets or so became comical. My wife and I were literally cracking up. It didn’t necessarily make it bad, but it definitely dropped it down a little bit, up to that point it’s a pretty solid horror movie. It’s still worth a watch, I give it a 6.5/10.