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 ...
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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, JAWS, and DINER, but remains uniquely Nor-Cal in its tone and scope. It is cinematic ... Written by
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. See more »
At one point, John and Brooks are looking at tracks, and he tells her they are either horse or cow tracks. However, anyone who grew up in the country would know that you can't make that mistake: horses have a one-toed hoof while cows' hooves are two-toed, also knows as a split hoof, divided hoof, and cloven hoof. See more »
A quote from Geroge Orwell's 'Animal Farm', "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.", just before the end credits. See more »
A group of friends go away for a hunting trip and end up as the prey in this stylish, scary, funny, thriller.
What a terrific, frightening, funny, hip, bizarre in the best way, film. Think Deliverance meets Straw Dogs meets Pulp Fiction. Well acted and superbly directed. It's like your best and worst acid trip combined with guns and a wild pig, all played out to the frazzled and electrifying soundtrack of one Les Claypool. It starts in San Francisco with four friends going north for a hunting trip at the protagonist, John's uncle's ailing hunting lodge. The locals are more than a little rough around the edges, but so in many ways are our heroes. What separates this one from a lot of films in the horror genre is the edgy intelligence, and the subversive sense of humor, products of the twisted genius of the Anderson cousins (Robert has a brilliant cameo as Big Train and gets his head lopped off). Before long, the city folk meet a pair of locals, brothers, Jake and Ricky who have a history with the protagonist. We also meet the leader of a hippie cult, whose lair of water beds and a mother lode of marijuana, is gorgeously shot, a populated by blond-wigged hippie nymphs, like something out of a Peter Fonda film. Brooks, John's girlfriend was my favorite character, strong and beautiful, and an expert shot. Soon enough we encounter the wild pigs, and the Ripper, a 3,000 pounder with an attitude. I won't say more, because the film is full of surprises.
Suffice to say, I will see this one again.
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