Pig Hunt is a 2008 film directed by James Isaac, it was written by Robert Mailer Anderson and Zack Anderson. The film includes several original songs by Les Claypool, who also plays a minor role as the preacher.
This was the last film directed by James Isaac before his death in 2012.
Plot[edit | edit source]
When John takes his San Francisco friends to his deceased uncle's remote ranch to hunt wild pigs, it seems like a typical guys weekend with guns - despite the presence of John's sexy girlfriend Brooks. But as John and his crew trek deeper into the forest, they begin tracking the awful truth about his uncle's demise and the legend of The Ripper -- a murderous three-thousand-pound black boar!
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Travis Aaron Wade as John Hickmanmov
- Tina Huang as Brooks
- Howard Johnson Jr. as Ben
- Trevor Bullock as Quincy
- Rajiv Shah as Wayne
- Jason Foster as Jake
- Nick Tagas as Ricky
- Phillip K. Torretto as Beer Belly Redneck
- Cimi Ahluwalia as Cimi
- Robert Mailer Anderson as Big Train
- Bryonn Bain as Hippie Stranger
Production[edit | edit source]
Pig Hunt Productions shoot the film in spring 2008 in Boonville, California and The Haight District, San Francisco. Rob and Zack Anderson characterized the script responsible for Epic Pictures Group. The shooting cost about 6 million US dollars.
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
The Memphis based film composer David E. Russo scored the soundtrack.
Release[edit | edit source]
The film premiered on 31 August 2008 in the United Kingdom and had its Hollywood release on 5 May 2009. The film is part of the 2010 Fangoria FrightFest.
Home media[edit | edit source]
Lightning Media released the DVD and Blu-ray in July 2010 with bonus material of Behind the Scenes with a total length of about 40 minutes.
Reception[edit | edit source]
In a positive review, Sean Smithson of Twitch Film states that Pig Hunt is a cult film in which "the story is the star". Joshua Siebalt of DreadCentral rated the film 0.5/5 and called it misogynistic, immature, and annoying. Bill Gibron of DVD Talk rated the film 4/5 and described it as "wholly original" yet strongly influenced by many other films. Heidi Williams of The Oregonian rated it C- and wrote that it comes off like a Syfy B movie. Jeremy Knox of Film Threat rated the film 3/5 stars and called it "a flawed, but really fun film". In a mixed review, Dennis Harvey of Variety called it "enjoyably offbeat" but "not entirely satisfying". Mick LaSalle of the SF Gate rated the film 3/5 stars and called it "a routine thriller" that is pretty good for what it is.
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