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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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Complete credited cast:
Christopher Rygh ... Father
Cora Kaufman Cora Kaufman ... Daughter
Aisha Ricketts Aisha Ricketts ... The Head (voice)


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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Grief. Anger. Vengeance. See more »


Fantasy | Horror


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Most of the film's behind the scenes photos only include Jordan Downey, Kevin Stewart, and Christopher Rygh because often times the fourth person on set, Producer Ricky Fosheim or Gaffer Chad McClellan, was taking the picture. See more »


At about 29:35, when the father places the poster on his daughter's grave, it doubles over on itself before he places a rock on top. In a subsequent shot, the poster is open and flat on the ground. See more »

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Beautiful Scenes BUT,
6 April 2019 | by acutisnasusSee all my reviews

A man living in the woods with just one purpose, to seek revenge on the beast that killed his daughter.

A very simple story visualised in a simple way. You can either like the simplistic way it is told or not.

The Pros: Like I said, beautiful scenes, the visualisation is nicely done, some beautiful shots of the landscape and snow. I liked the idea of telling a story without much dialog, just a visualisation of some actions being taken and because of those actions you know already what is going on. The main character looked cool. You can see that a good amount of attention was given to the props. The music and sound effects are really adding to the ambiance of the movie.

The Cons: Like I said beautiful scenes but, I could not get into the story or into the tense moments that were created. And I think there were a couple of reasons that caused that.


I could not feel or root for the main character, although he looked very cool. This was because of how he gave his daughter gifts at her grave. The grave is one of only 2 moments in the movie that we can see how much he loved her and therefore needed the revenge, but it felt as if it was just a matter of fact.

Lack of complexity in the actions.

In my opinion if there is lack in dialog, then the actions must make the audience think and that happened, but you could figure out what was going to happen pretty fast and that left the tense moments empty.

I liked the approach of this movie, but I couldn't get into it. Therefore I gave it a 5

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Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bragança, Portugal See more »


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$30,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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