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Call of the Hunter (2009)

A documentary crew arrive at an old country manor intent on filming the Legend of Herne the Hunter. As members of the crew die in horrible circumstances the survivors are on a desperate ... See full summary »




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Sarah Paul ...
Katrin Riedel-Kelly ...
Don McCorkindale ...
Julia Curle ...
Jonathan Hansler ...
Rich Roberts ...
Emily-Jo Smith ...
Young Caroline
Ashley Hodgkiss ...
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Jack ...
Herne the Hunter
Julie Green ...
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A documentary crew arrive at an old country manor intent on filming the Legend of Herne the Hunter. As members of the crew die in horrible circumstances the survivors are on a desperate search to find what the spirit of the forest wants. Written by Stephen Gawtry

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death | legend | blood | revenge | pagan | See All (9) »


British Folk Horror


Comedy | Horror



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Release Date:

16 November 2009 (USA)  »

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£30,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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All the action took place at Cleeve House and all the cast and crew stayed there for the full 12 days. See more »


In the scene where Natasha runs out of her room screaming after being 'touched by something'- Max appears and goes to check around the gardens, before finding out that at the end of the scene Natasha and Dan change rooms. On his return later, he goes to Natasha's original room with Dan now in it - how did he know? See more »


Elaine: I thought you Northerners were supposed to be virile and well-mannered?
Dan: I'm a Midlander and anyway it's a myth. We're all wimps with little willies who can't take our beer!
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Written and Performed by Breathe
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Minor miracle considering the budget
16 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Considering the pittance that this really entertaining and inventive film took to make, it is very much a minor miracle of a film. Everything from the direction and stylised shots to the soundtrack, score and overall quality is amazing. Apparently the budget was around £25k!!! Well for that I would have expected a b-list feature length soap with wooden acting and poorly lit sets. I was very surprised to be totally engrossed in the film and had no 'niggles' in my mind like 'that looked cheap', 'that sound was dodgy' and so on. In fact it was the opposite. The shots were excellent and interesting, the rock soundtrack was superb, the script flowed extremely well and the plot was intelligent. It reminded me a little of a really good quality, contemporary, feature length version of 'Tales Of The Unexpected' mixed with a Hammer House Of Horror film and it felt like 'something a bit different' from horror movies that have been released recently which I have found boring with little imagination. The performances from every member of the cast were excellent with a lot of variation in characters. Mike Instone came across very well indeed as the cheeky Brummie with a heart ( a heart of gold or a cut out of the chest beating heart with a knife in it??? Go see it and find out!).Also Katrin Reidel-Kelly did a great job of a very spooky and quirky loon.but overall the acting performances were spotless. I thought that the effects in the film were very good and not too 'over the top' and the guts and gore were very convincing. The mainly rock soundtrack suited the movie perfectly and drove the plot along with gusto and the score was very well done indeed and created the right tense atmosphere. Overall, I think this movie has got the chance to become a real cult hit. £25k for this!! Miracles do happen.

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