Warren Novak is the type to soak his corn flakes in whiskey as soon as the morning starts. Yet this time he has a good reason to get drunk like a skunk. He has just learned that he’s the father of a girl in Mexico City and he has accidentally killed two crack dealers, with their colleagues quickly on his heels. An exploded tire later, Warren lands in Bedford Flats, a lonely town a few miles away from Mexico that feels like an old John Wayne movie. It’s populated by nice Christians who are very attached to their traditions. Bedford Flats was at its peek the place to hunt buffalo once a year. But because there aren’t any buffalo left, the inhabitants had to find some new game to hunt. In this case, anyone who passes by during hunting season. Inevitably, Warren, with his bad habit of shaking like a leaf when he’s lacking alcohol, has the ideal profile to play the prey in the company of other unfortunates.
Happy Hunting is a lot more than a contemporary B-movie. Midway between Deliverance and American Nightmare, this first film by Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson (son of…) is incredibly inventive and sarcastic in its subtext, which makes it a multilayered thrill ride.
|Genre(s)||gore, road movie|
|Director||Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson|
|Cast||Brett Wagner, Connor Williams, Gary Sturm, Jeremy Lawson, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Liesel Hanson, Martin Dingle Wall|