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The Head Hunter (2018)

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A medieval warrior's gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago.


Jordan Downey
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A warrior travels wild expanses on horseback, pursuing the monster that murdered his daughter. His thirst for revenge is the driving force of a film constructed with very few elements, minimalistic and epic at the same time, where fantasy and horror find their more physical and gory incarnations (synopsis in the 2018 Sitges Filmfestival programme catalogue).

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dark fantasy | revenge | warrior | See All (3) »


Grief. Anger. Vengeance. See more »


Fantasy | Horror



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Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Время монстров See more »

Filming Locations:

Bragança, Portugal See more »


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$30,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The filmmakers met Christopher Rygh in person for the first time only days before shooting began. See more »

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not so much viking even though the beard
5 April 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

I saw this on the SOFA-festival at åkra, and expected a bit more than delivered in this movie. its a big bearded man with big hunches on his shoulders, that reacts like a manchurian candidate everytime the horn is blown from the nearby castle. he is kind of preprogrammed to fight down ''the head'',that has once upon atime killed his beloved daughter. if he gets his revenge, well youll have to see for yourself.

its a primitive,almost neolittic kind of settings-movie, with a bonfire inside a stone house, thus having the ability of using heavy metals, there are and overtone of adrenaline kick as to kill or to be killed,through the whole movie. its cold and winterly,wet and dirty everywhere, and lots of woods. the props,and some of the effects are quite good, but youll have to let yourself into the character to enjoy the watch.

the acting are with very few words, and until he open his first phrase you would expect something ''norrøna''-styled of language to come, buuut, its just english. the main male, does a fine job on the physical level, and had scared the guts out of me if standing on my door step.

the grumpy old man has ambivalent feelings for this kinda flicks, so if you like vikings,swords and boobie-traps, then its for you. i give it a 6.

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