While the pandemic has hurt so many in the film industry – IFC Midnight found themselves a little niche with a couple of films that banked some serious change and reinvigorated the long-stalled drive-in industry. Once again, horror saves the day. IFC Midnight is hoping to keep that string of successes going with the acquisition of the deep woods thriller Hunter Hunter.
The official synopsis explains:
HUNTER HUNTER follows a family living in the remote wilderness earning a living as fur trappers. Joseph Mersault (Devon Sawa), his wife Anne (Camille Sullivan), and their daughter Renée (Summer H. Howell) struggle to make ends meet and think their traps are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf. Determined to catch the predator in the act, Joseph leaves his family behind to track the wolf. Anne and Renée grow increasingly anxious during Joseph’s prolonged absence and struggle to survive without him.
When they hear a strange noise outside their cabin, Anne hopes it is Joseph but instead finds a man named Lou (Nick Stahl), who has been severely injured and left for dead. The longer Lou stays and Joseph is away, the more paranoid Anne becomes, and the idea of a mysterious predator in the woods slowly becomes a threat much closer to home.
The film stars Devon Sawa (FINAL DESTINATION, IDLE HANDS) and Nick Stahl (BULLY, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR) with Camille Sullivan (THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE), and Summer Howell (CURSE OF CHUCKY). The film is directed and written by Shawn Linden
Dec. 18th is the date the studio has picked for it’s big debut. We’ll keep you updated where you’ll be able to catch it.