But in the remote whitetail woods of one fictitious West Virginia property, thereâ€™s something paranormally keeping the deer unscathed and huntersâ€™ drawers freshly soiled.
Strap into your safety harness because â€śThe Huntedâ€ť will scare you out of your treestand.Â Pre-order it now.
Based on actual events, Jake, played by Josh Stewart (Baneâ€™s right-hand mercenary, Barsad, in â€śThe Dark Knight Risesâ€ť) and best friend videographer, Tony (Skipp Sudduth), set off to tape a bowhunting pilot in the West Virginia backwoods with the hopes of securing their own TV series.
When an outfitter puts them on a previously un-hunted plot that’s home to a massive buck theyâ€™ve nicknamed â€śThe Movie Star,â€ť due to its sightings on trail cams only, the duoâ€™s otherwise dream hunt turns into a nightmare expedition.
Shot with hand-held cameras and todayâ€™s ubiquitous hunting tool, the GoPro, every hunter will quickly recognize the filming tropes embeddedÂ in modern hunting shows as well as found footage movies like â€śThe Blair Witch Project.â€ť Accurately portraying the motions of an otherwise typical hunt, â€śThe Huntedâ€ť cashes in on the natural fear of even the manliest huntersâ€”the things that go bump in the dark.
For those of you who have heard a bobcat scream or a rabbit dying in the dark of morning, youâ€™ll quickly remember the memorable feeling of hairs rising on the back of your neck when Jake and Tony learn they are hunting on land home to not only a B&C buck, but the vicious haunting of a troubled spirit.
The cleverness of “The Hunted”Â lies in itâ€™s ability to make any hunting savvy viewerÂ say, â€śHey, this so looks familiar,â€ť all the way down to the sleepy words shared between buddies in a UTV en route to the stands to the sponsor-heavy equipment of easily recognizable brands of industry leaders likeÂ BowTech ArcheryÂ andÂ Realtree.
For those with an imagination that gives traction to ghost stories, â€śThe Huntedâ€ť will have you looking over your shoulder next time you gear up and head out into the pines. You might just say to yourself, â€śIt wonâ€™t hurt to keep my headlamp on a little longer.â€ťÂ When your partner laughs and asks if youâ€™ve by any chance seen â€śthatâ€ť hunting horror movie, just keep glassing the horizon for the rising sun.
â€śThe Huntedâ€ť will be available for purchaseÂ September 9 or you can pre-order the DVD now. For more details, visit the movie website.