Film #161: PIG HUNT
2 out of 5 stars
Oi… here we go again. First there was the Dimension Extreme line of films. Then, there was the Afterdark Crap fest. Now, Fangoria climbs aboard the bandwagon and invites us to “seal [our] fate with 8 killer flicks.” First up, we have PIG HUNT. Directed by James Isaac (THE HORROR SHOW, JASON X, & SKINWALKERS) and featuring the music of Les Claypool (Primus), this utterly derivative “giant animal on the loose” flick is - first and foremost - guilty of the most egregious of sins for this type of movie: they do not show the monster. When a group of passive-aggressive friends (to use a term loosely) go hunting, they run afoul of animal and local alike. From there, it’s pretty much business as usual as they all get picked off one by one… and all of it offscreen. And that doesn’t even bring up the fact that this all is supposed to take place - from the film’s interior timeline - several hours outside San Francisco. When the Beast finally does show up, it’s almost anti-climatic. And while the animal is decently constructed - think a Muppet made by a retarded God - it is shown poorly and put down all too easily. At best, PIG HUNT is a study in Bad Screenwriting 101. At worst, it’s a Master’s Course in Bad & Derivative Filmmaking.