Fail, fail, fail, fail, succeed

Hunter Hunter


It’s always a pleasant surprise to chance upon a terrific film unexpectedly, and this one is really something special. Directed by Shawn Linden and released in 2020, this compact film was shot in a Canadian forest with three primary characters and three secondary. The location and cinematography are beautiful, but the script and acting are absolutely first rate.

This is not your typical horror film—it functions more like a wilderness drama until the last twenty minutes, but holy shit—the ending is like taking a punch from Mike Tyson.

It’s best to go into this with as little information as possible, so I’m not going to give anything away. Let’s just say that nothing is quite what it seems, but everything is believable and ultimately devastating.

Great stuff.