The Head Hunter
Synopsis: A Viking warrior is on a revenge mission; he’s going to kill the monster that killed his daughter. He keeps a collection of heads but one is missing… Hero of the land, tortured soul and very determined, he swore an oath and he will die to keep it as he has nothing left to lose.
Cons: I honestly have none.
Pros: Everything. This was amazing.
I was entranced by this beautiful and haunting movie that was written by Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey, directed by Jordan Downey.
I absolutely loved how they were able to tell such a powerful and visceral story without almost any dialogue.
There are some bloody scenes and gruesome shots but all in all, it’s the sounds that will get you.
Visually, it was breathtaking. The landscape, the darkness, the light. All of the scenes flowed and blended so well that I felt like I was there, in the moment with Father. Christopher Rygh’s performance was so believable, so raw that I cannot imagine anyone else capable of this role.
The sound effects and musical score were perfection. Nick Soole and Eric Wegener took a script with three spoken lines and made it a masterpiece.
I know I sound like I’m gushing here but, I’ll be honest with you dear reader, I didn’t think I was going to like it at all. I saw the trailer and thought… hmmm, boring but I’ll give it a go. I complain constantly that horror has shifted from the psychological thrills and scares to cliche “gore-porn”. I miss watching a scary movie and then going to bed and jumping at the slightest sound. I miss original stories. This was everything that I missed and more.
Conclusion: This movie is one that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. Horror fans, thriller, drama etc. It is such a beautiful work of art; I really feel like it is going to become a beloved cult classic that will last generations. Oh, the ending is going to blow your mind. Promise.