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Pig Hunt (2008)

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When John takes his friends to his deceased uncle's remote ranch to hunt wild pigs, it seems like a typical guys weekend. But as John and his crew trek deeper into the forest, they begin tracking the awful truth about his uncle's demise.


James Isaac
6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Aaron Wade ... John Hickman
Tina Huang ... Brooks
Howard Johnson Jr. ... Ben
Trevor Bullock Trevor Bullock ... Quincy
Rajiv Shah ... Wayne
Jason Foster ... Jake
Nick Tagas Nick Tagas ... Ricky
Bryonn Bain Bryonn Bain ... Hippie Stranger
Christina McKay Christina McKay ... Crystal
Charlie Musselwhite ... Charlie
Les Claypool ... Preacher
Marissa Ingrasci ... Sage
Lanie Grainger ... Poppy
Luis Saguar ... T.J.
Phillip K. Torretto ... Beer Belly Redneck


When John takes his San Francisco friends to his deceased uncle's ranch to hunt wild boar, it seems like a typical steroid-impaired 'guys' weekend with guns. As the young men trek deeper into the woods, they begin to realise the awful truth of his uncle's death and the legend of the ripper; a murderous 3000lb boar. Their pursuit takes them through fields of marijuana and into the muddy landscape of big wallow, involving weaponry, the violent Tibbs brothers, tortured animals, a machete-toting hippie, vengeful rednecks, and throat-slitting young women who grow pot by day and worship the giant boar at night. By the time the hunt's over, no one's unscathed. Not for the faint-hearted (or people with an IQ higher than a pebble).

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, drug content, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Travis Aaron Wade replaced the lead actor in the film playing John Hickman just two days before filming. See more »


When the dune buggy flips, the hands the supposedly dead driver can clearly be seen still steering. See more »


Ricky: There's a lot of crazy shit in these woods.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »


I Be Divine
Written and Performed by Bryonn Bain
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User Reviews

"Hillbilly Pig Hunt" would have been an even better title
7 August 2011 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

This movie certainly wasn't anything like I expected, yet I'm not quite sure whether that's a good thing or not. Based on the title and particularly the enticing DVD-cover, I was anticipating (or hoping…) to see a good old-fashioned creature feature and perhaps even a homage to that nostalgic childhood favorite of mine; "Razorback". Instead, "Pig Hunt" is a lot more ambitious than that (perhaps even too ambitious for its own good) and presents a miscellany of creature feature, hillbilly backwoods horror, slasher and even satanic cult horror. Oh, and there are naked lesbians! The film starts traditionally enough, with a bunch of enthusiast friends (read = stereotypical twenty-something idiots that certainly don't belong in the woods) heading out to the Californian wilderness to go a-hunting for wild hogs. They quickly get stuck with two obtrusive marijuana-addicted and aggressive local yokels, who tell them about the most notorious inhabitant of the woods: a humongous and ferocious 3.000lbs hog nicknamed "The Ripper". The group runs into conflict with a sect that worships the giant hog as some sort of deity, but their main issue lies with the hillbillies. Pretty soon, the teens find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty hicks and only then The Ripper. The variety of sub plots made it very difficult for me personally to like "Pig Hunt", but I acknowledge that James Isaac (director of "Jason X" and late 80's guilty pleasure "House III") wanted to try something innovative and daredevil. The film all too often feels overly hectic and incoherent, which is a shame because Isaac does create a decent macabre atmosphere and swears by traditional non-computer engineered special effects. There's also a lot of gore and shocking imagery, including a detailed pig-gutting process, so better make sure there aren't any kids around then. Overall, this is an admirable attempt at hardcore horror but nevertheless ends up in the dreaded category of mediocrity because it's too random and all over the place. I like foaming hillbillies and naked lesbian hog-worshipers as much as the next guy, but here I wanted to see a big fat monster eating idiots from the city. Call me naive, but I think a movie entitled "Pig Hunt" should largely stick to humans hunting pigs and vice versa.

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Release Date:

31 July 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boonville, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Upcal Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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