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Pig Hunt (2008)

  • Rate: 4.9/10 total 1,283 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 31 July 2008 (UK)
  • Runtime: 99 min | Germany:101 min (European Film Market)
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Pig Hunt (2008)


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  • IMDb page: Pig Hunt (2008)
  • Rate: 4.9/10 total 1,283 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 31 July 2008 (UK)
  • Runtime: 99 min | Germany:101 min (European Film Market)
  • Filming Location: Boonville, California, USA
  • Budget: $6,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: James Isaac
  • Stars: Travis Aaron Wade, Tina Huang and Howard Johnson Jr.
  • Original Music By: David E. Russo   
  • Soundtrack: Helicopter
  • Sound Mix: Dolby SR | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Pig | Emus | Forest | Marijuana | Cult

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Robert Mailer Anderson  writer
  • Zack Anderson  writer

Known Trivia

  • Travis Aaron Wade replaced the lead actor in the film playing John Hickman just two days before filming.
  • Musician Charlie Musselwhite, who plays general store proprietor Charlie in the film, had had a gig in San Diego at midnight, and drove through the night to get to the shoot for the morning. His dialogue was laid on him at the last second.
  • The filmmakers wanted genuine wolf dogs for the production but the cost of utilizing the canines and their handlers was too high for their budget.
  • In one of the first scenes, there’s a nightstand with some books on it. One of the books is “South of the Pumphouse” written by Les Claypool, who plays a small role in the movie.

Plot: 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… See more »  »

Story: 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! Their pursuit leads them through fields of marijuana and into the muddy landscape of Big Wallow, involving high-powered weaponry, the violent and unpredictable Tibbs Brothers, massacred emus, a machete-toting Hippie Stranger, vengeful rednecks, and throat-slitting Cult Girls who grow dope by day and worship a Giant Killer Pig by night. By the time the pig hunt is done, no one is innocent – or unscathed. Not for the faint of heart, PIG HUNT is a darkly comic horror film that combines the best of DELIVERANCE…Written by Anonymous  


Synopsis: In the opening scene, with a man running for his life through the forest, obviously in a panic he hides behind a tree, trying to spot what was following him. As he calms down, something comes up from behind him, throwing him up into the air and back down again. The man screams as something begins eating him, and as the man dies, the camera turns to a pair of dog tags that are slowly overtaken by a small river of blood.

In San Francisco, John Hickman (Travis Aaron Wade) and his girlfriend Brooks (Tina Huang) are a pair of residents who invite their friends; tough guy and military man Ben (Howard Johnson Jr.), his close friend Wayne (Rajiv Shah), as well as the naive and weak-willed Quincy (Trevor Bullock) and his dog Wolfgang, to a backwood redneck community for a weekend of hunting, drinking and fun and camping near John’s uncle’s home. Enroute, they stop at a gas station for directions and encounter a van of hippie women and their male leader who run a commune in the woods nearby. After obtaining some supplies and directions, they make their way to the abandoned cabin and camp outside.

The next morning, they encounter Jake (Jason Foster) and Ricky (Nick Tagas) old friends of John’s who are interested in joining them on a wild hog hunt. Quincy, who is eager to get to know them is obviously inexperienced in any sort of outdoor activities, and Jake accuses Wolfgang of being a ‘pet’ not a ‘dog’ seeming equally oblivious to hunting as well.

As the group makes their trip through the woods, they encounter an area called the Big Wallow, where boars are known for hanging out and using a horn as a lure, they manage to convene several pigs on their location. One of them rams into Wayne’s leg at full charge giving him a compound fracture in his kneecap and incapacitating him. Wolfgang goes charging after the boars while Brooks shows off her marksmanship talents and kills one of them.

While looking for a way to carry Wayne back to the cabin, Quincy encounters a large stash of marijuana plant in a forest clearing and leads the others to it, leaving Brooks with Wayne. A conflict emerges when John objects to Jake and Ricky taking the plants for profit as they appeared to have been cultured, and an ensuing argument forces Ben to kill Ricky who was ready to kill John. Jake flees to tell his inbred clan, and the others return to Wayne and Brooks, while Quincy and Ben start making their way back to the cabin while Brooks and John leave Wayne to seek help and head for town. Shortly after their departure, Wayne is attacked by something and manages to fire off a single round. Brooks and John circle back and find him missing as well as Ricky’s body.

Meanwhile, Ben and Quincy make their way back to the cabin. They find Wolfgang’s mutilated body, and determine he was killed by the rednecks. Ricky and Jake’s clan make their appearance, Ben manages to kill his pursuer and escape, but Quincy is knocked out of the jeep he was attempting to escape in, and is executed by the bloodthirsty rednecks in a fashion of any suffering animal; with a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

The redneck clan members then go after the surviving hunting party where they are ambushed and killed in passing by Brooks as she and John make their way to the main road, only to be pursued themselves by the clan. The wounded Ben makes his way and finds the commune where he is led into an enormous pit. He encounters Wayne who says that something has been eating him, Ben turns to see something approaching him, but his fate is not shown.

Brooks and John run into the same hippie they had seen earlier who slays two of the redneck hunters and leads the pair of them back to the commune. When John questions why Ben’s equipment is there, but not Ben himself is not, they force him into a cell while the leader takes Brooks out into the pit. They encounter "Pigzilla" an enormous, three-ton and a half boar who is finishing the remains of one of the redneck clan. Jake makes his way to the commune and forces himself into John’s cell, as Jake prepares to kill him, one of the commune women attack him, stabbing him in the eye with her boar’s tooth necklace before she gets shot. Jake dies from his wounds while the hippie leader tries to feed Brooks to the boar. She forces him to move in front, causing the boar to turn its gaze on him, and despite his best efforts, he has his intestines ripped out by the creature. John forces his way from the cell and using a crossbow, fires an arrow up under the boar’s jaw. He uses force and lodges the arrow up into the boar’s brain, killing it. As the pair recover from these events, they fail to notice one of the redneck clan’s children watching in anger as John and Brooks make their escape from the commune.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Robert Mailer Anderson known as executive producer
  • Rory Enke known as line producer
  • James Isaac known as co-producer
  • Chris James known as executive producer
  • Daniel Lurie known as executive producer
  • Nicola Miner known as executive producer
  • Rebecca Prowda known as executive producer
  • Diana Stewart known as executive producer
  • Doug Stewart known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Travis Aaron Wade known as John Hickman
  • Tina Huang known as Brooks
  • Howard Johnson Jr. known as Ben
  • Trevor Bullock known as Quincy
  • Rajiv Shah known as Wayne
  • Jason Foster known as Jake
  • Nick Tagas known as Ricky
  • Bryonn Bain known as Hippie Stranger
  • Christina McKay known as Crystal
  • Charlie Musselwhite known as Charlie
  • Les Claypool known as Preacher
  • Marissa Ingrasci known as Sage
  • Lanie Grainger known as Poppy
  • Luis Saguar known as T.J.
  • Phillip K. Torretto known as Beer Belly Redneck
  • Robert Mailer Anderson known as Big Train
  • Lane Foard known as Lex Wockenfuss
  • Leanne Borghesi known as Darlene
  • Henrietta 'Henri' Musselwhite known as Henri
  • Vince Ballew known as Gas Mask
  • Joe Lucas known as Homeless Vet
  • India Isaac known as Haighe Street Cult Girl #1 (as India Hudson-Isaac)
  • Cimi Ahluwalia known as Haight Street Cult Girl #2
  • Michelle Redwine known as Willow
  • Emmy Reed known as Cult Girl #1
  • Cara Cameron known as Cult Girl #2
  • Anna Corey known as Cult Girl #3
  • Milan Raggio known as Cult Girl
  • Julie Courtney known as Cult Girl
  • Janelle Bixler known as Cult Girl
  • Holly Diamantini known as Cult Girl
  • Jessie Francis known as Cult Girl
  • Jessica Skelton known as Cult Girl
  • Stephanie Voelckers known as Rain
  • Bonnie Connelly known as Cult Girl
  • Karen Viola known as Cult Girl
  • Galina Cavallo known as Cult Girl
  • Ty Brenneman known as Cult Girl
  • Chris Paxton known as Billy Tibbs
  • Steve Kelso known as Uncle
  • Travis Bell known as Wild Child
  • Max Barnett known as ZZ Driver
  • Willie Brown known as Willie
  • Wilkes Bashford known as Wilkes



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Aurora Bergere known as assistant makeup artist
  • Brittany Gonzales known as hair stylist: second unit
  • Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi known as key hair stylist
  • Sara Irving known as key makeup artist
  • Marc Tarasco known as makeup artist: second unit (as Mark Tarasco)
  • Danny Wagner known as special makeup effects designer/creator (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Dale Haugo known as lead scenic artist
  • Richard A. Hunt known as greens person (as Richard Hunt)
  • Patrick Ludden known as prop master
  • Doni McMillan known as lead man
  • Anna Rogers known as assistant property master (as Anna Rodgers)
  • Natalie Tyler known as assistant art director
  • Max Patrick Schlienger known as art department consultant (uncredited)
  • Jona Tochet known as assistant art director (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Pig Hunt Productions

Other Companies:

  • Birds & Animals Unlimited  animal trainers
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • Deluxe Post-Production  post-production facilities
  • Jolson Creative Image PR  publicity


  • Epic Pictures Group (2009) (worldwide) (all media)
  • 21st Century Pictures (2009) (Australia) (DVD)
  • G2 Pictures (2009) (UK) (all media)
  • Gonella Productions (2011) (France) (all media)
  • Lightning Media (II) (2010) (USA) (all media)
  • Splendid Film (2009) (Austria) (all media)
  • Splendid Film (2009) (Germany) (all media)
  • Splendid Film (2009) (Switzerland) (all media) (German-speaking Switzerland)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  • Kerner Optical
  • Mr. X

Visual Effects by:

  • Mathieu Archambault known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Sarah Barber known as visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Barb Benoit known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Dennis Berardi known as supervising visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
  • Anna Bies known as creature modeler: Kerner Optical
  • Jean-Christophe Boue known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Stephen Brown known as dustbuster: Deluxe Toronto
  • Matt Daly known as visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Thai Son Doan known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc. (as Thaison Doan)
  • Anand Dorairaj known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • David Fix known as senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
  • Rebecca Forwood known as production accountant: Kerner Optical
  • Andrei Gheorghiu known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Matt Glover known as visual effects assistant: Mr. X Inc.
  • Michael Hinton known as negative lineup: Monaco Film Labs
  • Erik Jensen known as creature effects supervisor: Kerner Optical (as E. Erik Jensen)
  • Isabelle Langlois known as digital effects producer: Mr. X Inc
  • Ryan Mcdonald known as systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Sarah McMurdo known as visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
  • Mally Moyer known as office administrator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Chris Nguyen known as systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Christophe Pacaud known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Mila Patriki known as digital intermediate colourist
  • Diana Pazzano known as operations manager: Mr. X Inc.
  • Trevor Pickard known as dustbuster: Deluxe Toronto
  • Sebastien Proulx known as visual effects assistant: Mr. X Inc.
  • Kevin Quatman known as compositing lead: Mr. X Inc.
  • Matt Schofield known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Alison Schouten known as dustbuster: Deluxe Toronto
  • Sally Sherwood known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Safia Siad known as visual effects assistant: Mr. X Inc.
  • Scott Smerdon known as negative lineup: Monaco Film Labs
  • Brendan Taylor known as visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
  • Sebastien Veilleux known as digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
  • Danny Wagner known as creature designer
  • Mark Walas known as creature effects co-supervisor: Kerner Optical
  • Kevin Wallace known as production manager: Kerner Optical
  • Yujiang Wang known as systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Brianne Wells known as visual effects editorial: Mr. X Inc.
  • Andy Chan known as visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
  • Ian Chriss known as visual effects electrician: Kerner Optical (uncredited)
  • Carolyn Shelby known as digital compositor (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • UK 31 July 2008
  • USA 24 January 2009 (Anderson Valley Film Festival)
  • USA 21 February 2009 (Nevermore Film Festival)
  • USA 28 March 2009 (Method Fest Independent Film Festival)
  • USA 9 May 2009 (Santa Cruz Film Festival)
  • USA 5 June 2009 (Brooklyn International Film Festival)
  • Germany 31 July 2009 (European Film Market)
  • Portugal 4 September 2009 (MOTELx Lisbon International Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 25 September 2009 (Chicago Horror Film Festival)
  • France 27 October 2009 (Sainte Maxime International Horror Film Festival)
  • USA 6 August 2010 (Video On Demand)
  • USA 28 September 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, drug content, sexuality, nudity and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. broeoeh from Germany
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    Pig Hunt get's 8 out of 10 points from me. It has everything thatshould be in a horror movie, some weirdos (like the "redneck familyneighbors" or the "hippie community") and some strong characters likeJason Foster who sometimes visually comes up like a sort of "badass"Aragorn ( by the way Travis Aaron Wade and Tina Huang as main char'sdid a great job, too). The story has multiple threats what makes itmore interesting than other films in this genre, it contains enoughsuspense, horror and gore (great job on the special FX even the mutantpig) and good action too! As there are many horror movies simplyduplicating old "hits" this one does not come up with really somethingnew, but it has enough potential not to see it as a copy of the oldergenre stuff because of his mixture of horror and monster movie. As areal fan of this genre i spend a good time on that!

  2. Paul Andrews (poolandrews@hotmail.com) from UK
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    Pig Hunt is set in San Francisco where John Hickman (Travis AaronWade), his girlfriend Brooks (Tina Huang) & a couple of their friendshave decided to go hunting in the great outdoors for the weekend, thefour friends travel to John's dead uncle's cabin to prepare for thehunt. Two local Hillbilly brother's Jake (Jason Foster) & Ricky (NickTagas) show up & offer to act as guides on a Pig hunt, rumours of ahuge 3000lb Hog nicknamed 'Ripper' & 'Hogzilla' are used to addinterest. The hunters set out & venture deep into the forest where theyfind a marijuana crop, a group of lesbian hippies & discover that therumours of a huge man eating Hog are in fact true…

    Co-produced & directed by James Isaac I must admit that I am not a fanof modern low budget horror & I really wasn't expecting much from PigHunt but I was surprised to find an oddball exploitation horror filmthat certainly has plenty going on even if it doesn't quite know how tojuggle everything with total success. There are lesbians, cult's, aweird Hog worshipping cult leader, Rednecks, car & bike stunts, Pighunt's, drugs, nudity, gore, moral dilemmas, a giant mutant Hog monster& lots of backwoods brutality in a really odd mix of Deliverance(1972), Razorback (1984) & Wrong Turn (2003) that has so many thingsgoing on but the script doesn't really know how to bring them alltogether & the climax basically features anyone left alive in the sameplace with a giant monster Pig as it is finally revealed. Pacing is abit of a problem in Pig Hunt, at almost one hour & forty minutes itcould have done with maybe a good ten minutes cut from it, it justtakes a little bit too long to get going & certain sequences just go onfor too long. The character's are alright but I can't quite work outthe Iraq war symbolism on show, from teens who aren't soldiers dressingup & acting like soldiers to hunt Pigs to John's uncle having lots ofanti-Bush newspaper clippings in his cabin for no apparent reason. Iassume the intention was to make a film in which hunting, shooting &killing isn't glamorised & have the Pig hunt represent actual combat inIraq but the whole war vibe is completely ditched about halfway throughas either the script or director forgot about it.

    There is some decent gore here, a guy's knee cap is torn off, a Pig hasit's head sawn off & is then gutted in a very gory sequence, a Deer isshot & killed, a Snake is shot & impaled with an arrow, more Pigs areshot, there's plenty of guts on show, a guy is shot in the head,someone is impaled to a wall, a guy has his head cut off, a severedhand is seen, there's an eye gouging, there's plenty of blood splatter& very little CGI which is nice. The giant Pig monster isn't seen untilthe last fifteen or so minutes & it's good old latex rather than CGI,even though the makers couldn't afford to make an entire giant mutantPig monster since we only ever see close-up & tight shots of it's face& eye's. Set in the forest the film does have an isolated feel. Thereare a few car & motorbike stunts & your typical insulting horror filmclichéd interpretation of Rednecks who are all inbred psychos with badteeth. There's also a fair bit of nudity at the end as an entire cultof women walk around naked.

    The IMDb says Pig Hunt had a budget of about $6,000,000 which I findhard to believe, there's no way this cost that much. The productionvalues are nice, it's well made & the lack of horrible CGI is adefinite plus. The acting is fine, the cast do a good if not amazingjob.

    Pig Hunt is an odd film, it's a Redneck backwoods brutality film, agiant killer Pig film, a slasher thriller film that has lots going onif nothing else. I liked it for it's mix of odd moments, styles &genres & the gore & nudity don't hurt either. Much better than Iexpected, not a masterpiece but an entertaining backwoods brutalityexploitation monster flick. It could have been worse.

  3. MysticalGibberish from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    A mashup of elements from "Razorback," "Deliverance" and otherrural-peril faves, "Pig Hunt" proves an enjoyably offbeat hybrid horrorexercise. Helmer Jim Isaac's first indie production, following severalcompromised studio efforts including sci-fi slasher "Jason X,"amplifies the quirkiness of Robert and Zach Anderson's screenplay byunpredictably mixing disparate pacing, tones, humor and brute action.Sum isn't entirely satisfying, and the current marketplace preferencefor formulaic scare pics won't help B.O. But fans tired of rote remakesand ripoffs will appreciate the pic's idiosyncrasy. It's currentlyplaying limited theatrical gigs while in search of a wider distributiondeal.

    Four twentysomething buds, led by John (Travis Aaron Wade), leave SanFrancisco for a weekend of game hunting in rural Mendocino County,though the guys-only plan goes south when John's g.f. Brooks (TinaHuang) — who turns out to be the group's sharpest shooter — insistson coming along.

    After being warned about an improbable 3,000-lb. "Pigfoot" (aka "theRipper") roaming wild, they acquire uninvited company in the form oftwo local yokels who have an apparent score to settle with John.

    City-slicks-vs.-hicks tension soon gets ugly, resulting in full-on warwaged by the large, inbred Tibbs clan against the panicked visitors.Meanwhile, carnivorous Hogzilla turns out to be no mythical beastie.

    A local "hippie commune" consisting of one charismatic male (BryonnBain) and his sizable harem of Amazonian babes further adds to theeventual mayhem, which doesn't explode until halfway through the pic'sruntime.

    Slow start has its own rewards in atmosphere and slyly offbeat rhythms;when the porcine stool finally hits the fan, the action (especiallythat taking place chez Tibbs) is no-holds-barred muscular. Given thewelcome sense that the story might lunge in any direction at any time,however, the final payoff (which involves some not-very-convincingcreature effects) is a little less kicky than one might have hoped.

    Perfs are enthusiastic, tech and design contribs above-average.

    Score by Les Claypool of Primus adds to hipster cachet; he and bluesmouth harpist Charlie Musselwhite contribute cameo roles.

  4. Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    Not for the faint of heart. James Isaac directs this gory low budgetflick from Fangoria. John Hickman(Travis Aaron Wade)puts together ahunting weekend for some of his San Francisco buddies that is supposeto be a guys-only thing; but somehow John's girlfriend Brooks(TinaHuang)is a tag-a-long. Fine; John hustles the group off to his lateuncle's property in the boondocks to hunt wild pigs. This outing willnot be a typical weekend trip…there will be hillbillies, hippies,massive marijuana fields, muddy wallows and the legend of a big ass3,000 pound wild boar named "The Ripper". Things get violent, insaneand bloody. Others in the cast: Howard Johnson Jr., Trevor Bullock,Jason Foster, Rajiv Shah and Christina McKay.

  5. Bloodwank from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    There aren't a whole lot of horror movies out there involving pigs. Ormaybe there are, but not as many as there should be. Most of the timepigs in popular culture are cute, funny, a term of insult, to amajority the word pig brings up a dirty, snuffling and shuffling packof beasts in a farmers yard, waiting to get turned into delicious food.So to use pigs as a force for horror, to have them preying on humans,it's a good role reversal. Plus, the basic form of a pig doesn't taketoo much distortion and increase in size to become a pretty menacinglooking customer. It was with these thought in mind that I sat down toPig Hunt, unknowing that the pig action is actually just one aspect ofthe film, it being more of a backwoods genre mash up. The film setsabout its build up during the course of a hunt, friends out for machobonding in the forest (though one girlfriend tags along), a soaking,chilly trek with a few hints and rumours to stir a sense of mystery.Monster pig action is conspicuously absent for quite some time as thefilm combusts somewhere around the halfway mark, blazes throughexciting hick-sploit action and some more unexpected craziness beforewe finally get into monstrous territory. Fortunately, the beast ismighty impressive, no CGI in sight, a tightly shot ferocious tuskedbeast rather worth the wait. A downside of all of this is that such aset up somewhat requires decent, memorable or likable characters andperformances and Pig Hunt is pretty meh on the characterisation andacting fronts. No one is especially bad, but equally I never felt muchfor anyone. Travis Aaron Wade is a competent enough hero figure, TinaHuang does a fair tough gal schtick as his girlfriend, Howard JohnsonJr. makes for a decent a-hole, slightly more of a punch is provided byJason Foster and Nick Tagas as wild natured but initially friendlyhicks, while most notable is Les Claypool as a bulky, mystical figurewho becomes important later on in the game. Though generally competent,the film suffers from a drawn out first half in which presumably we aresupposed to get to know the characters so we can suffer and thrillalong with them, but as mentioned they just aren't especiallyinteresting. Slick, wet and vivid cinematography from Adam Kane makesfor a suitably arduous atmosphere and when things do get excitingdirector James Isaac keeps tight, stylish hold on things, making forone or two impressive, thrilling moments. There's more nudity thanmight be expected, which is rather pleasing to behold, and a few goodgrisly scenes, the film isn't too concerned with gore but uses it forsome nifty jolts. Interestingly, the goriest scene involves a pigrather than a human. Comment on the savagery of man? I could have donewith more general gore, a shorter first half and longer final block(the film needs more pig!) but generally I was pretty pleased by thisone. No classic, but certainly a worthy modern day B picture.

  6. Prolox from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    In this bloody mix of RAZORBACK & DELIVERANCE, a group of buddies headinto the woods to take down a wild Razorback, who is said to be thebiggest boar that has ever lived! however the boys soon discover thisis one wild hog that just may take them down & apart instead! as itgoes around picking them off one by one & that's not all, they alsomust face not only an all female cult & their male leader who worshipthe thing & offer it human sacrifices, but also a group of backwoodshillbilly maniacs who seek vengeance for the death of one of theirfamily, who was shot by one of the hunters. With all three threatssurrounding them, can they make it out of the woods alive & if so, willthey all be in one piece? JASON X director JIM ISSAC, has delivered apretty decent genre effort. Released under the new FANGORIA FRIGHTFESTlabel, PIG HUNT is a fairly amusing horror item that has all three ofit's stories seemingly going on all at once & while the film is a tadoverlong & while the boar isn't really featured all that much, the filmstill manages to wring out a few good performances from the actors,taut direction & has many suspenseful & bloody moments to keep thehorror fan occupied (not to mention a little nudity) there's alsoplenty of slime (courtesy of the Pig of course!) & the body count ispretty high by the time the film is finished. Recommended to horrorfans. If only it could have been a bit short though…

    *** stars

  7. samkay1 from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    Horror conventions like Frightfest are an ideal home for z- grademovies, because they will be lucky to find distribution anywhere else.At first glance, Pig Hunt may seem like one such movie, but once yousee it you realize that labelling it as Z-grade may a tad degrading.Sure it's low budget, but the premise is something more legitimate thanthe kind of rip off of a rip off of a rip off that one might beanticipating. Indeed Pig Hunt's problem is not a lack of material. Onthe contrary, it has too much. The film is overambitious and uncertainof what it wants to be. It delivers a scenario where hunters go afterpigs, pigs go after hunters, hillbillies go after hunters, and Eurasianbrothel girls are after anyone.

    Pig Hunt is arguably enjoyable in that it doesn't feel predictable orfamiliar. It has a fun disgusting sense of humour, which is sustainedfor all most the entire running length, but is still not enough to keepthe viewer blind to the movie's error. After a while, Pig Hunt startsto feel bloated and overlong. When it's all said and done, Pig Huntcould be called an amusing mess. I can't say I didn't enjoy it, I guessit's all a matter of how you approach it.

  8. BishPlz from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    Honestly, I saw this movie against my will. To my surprise, it was ajoy and a pleasure.

    This movie is pure camp. I knew the plot of the movie within the first20 minutes to be honest. A scary adventure for the cityfolks amongstthe redneck, backwoods folk. However, even though they do pay homage toDeliverance – this movie goes in an entirely different direction.

    The anchor in this film for me was the lead actress. She was subtle yetstrong – and sexy all at the same time. The characters were surprisingbecause it included many minority actors who brought strongperformances. As ridiculous as the plot was, I enjoyed the acting. Ieven enjoyed when you saw them cringe at the clichéd lines because theygave it their all. That is the KEY for good camp.

    The cinematography was clearly lacking, but I wonder if that was donepurposely for the camp factor. This was pure fun, pure ridiculousness,and just an all around good time. It never took itself too seriously,but brought much more than I expected.

  9. Chaz_233 from US
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    A bunch of multicultural guys and a girl go on a trip to the country.They go on a pig hunt as they are military and one of them is a hunter.Once in the country they run into the neighbors. They are thestereotypical movie hillbillies. Two of them go along for the pig hunt.These people don't go along with each other at all, making for a veryobnoxious, long and tedious 1:15 of the movie. The beginning of themovie hints at a large hog that eats horses. And there are rumors of a3000 pound one roaming the country. Earlier in the movie the gang alsorun into some weird black guru and a couple of his drugged out hippiedevotees. The last part of the movie gets entertaining as the remainingguys from the gang escape the violent hillbillies and end up at thecult's house and meet the giant boar as well as some sexy girls.

    There is a troubling trend in horror movies to present our cast asnothing but bunch of annoying, bickering idiots, insulting andthreatening each other for hours. I don't know who thinks that'sentertaining. It's not. It's a pain. This movie for the most partfollows that recipe but with an unattractive cast. There is a bit ofviolence and gore. But if you're into animal death, torture, and gore,then this movie is for you as the camera loves to linger on animalcarcasses.

    I give this movie 3 stars for the 7 or so topless girls bathing.Nothing else is worth watching here.

  10. MovieGuy01 from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 9:37 pm

    I just watched Pig Hunt tonight and i thought that it was a greathorror film. It is about a man called John who takes his friends in SanFrancisco to his deceased uncle's ranch to hunt wild pigs, a guysweekend with guns despite John's sexy girlfriend Brooks being therewith them. But as John and his crew go deeper into the forest, theybegin to find out the truth about his uncle's death and the legend ofThe Ripper a murderous 3000 pound black boar pig! They go on anadventure through fields of marijuana and into the muddy landscape ofBig Wallow, they are loaded with weapons, they meet the violent TibbsBrothers, and a group of throat-slitting Cult Girls who grow marijuanaby day and worship the giant killer pig by night. there only chance ofgetting away alive is to stay together. I found there to be a lot agore and strong bloody violence in this film, but i thought that itended up being a great horror film. 6/10

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