The Hunt keeps audience in suspense

With quarantine keeping everyone stuck indoors, Netflix new releases such as “The Hunt” may satisfy our hunger for adventure. The Hunt is a different…a realistic horror movie.
In “The Hunt”, released on March 13, a group of individuals wake up in the middle of a field with no idea where they are. They’re bonded and restrained with ropes and zip ties. One by one, they manage to find a key and unbind themselves, but what happens next is unimaginable.
The storyline revolves around this group of randomized people kidnapped from multiple places around the world and brought to an undisclosed location in the middle of England. They are forced to fight for survival against their kidnappers who brought them there for one reason and one reason only: to hunt and kill them simply just for sport, which sounds pretty terrifying.
It stars Wayne Duvall (Don), Betty Gilpin (Crystal) and Emma Roberts (Yoga Pants), and is produced by Blumhouse Productions, who has helped in incredibly successful movies such as Get Out,The Purge and Paranormal Activity.
“What people believe I am hunting human beings at my Manor?” This quote by Hilary Swank (Athena) is about all the audience needs to know about the plot of this movie. It’s dark yet hilariously funny at times, such as when some characters are naive enough to think they are avoiding the consequences that led to their own demise. Yet it still can qualify as a real, modern times horror movie.
The “enemies” (Swank, Amy Madigan as Miranda “Ma” and Reed Birney as Julius “Pop”) are believed to “pick” their victims due to their history in their political opinions and such. In the first few minutes of the movie, it displays multiple scenes that aroused confusion, such as a conversation on a private jet that discussed the idea of ‘The Hunt’ and how it worked, keeping me immersed throughout the entire movie.
It was a movie that hit the ground running from the beginning, and had multiple references to real life, as well as other references to real life politics, which help build a comedic backbone to a story where every single character is executable at any moment. It’s a movie where the audience doesn’t focus on one or two characters specifically but the group as a whole.
All in all, I would rate this movie as a 5 out of 5, due to its complicated and precise title that requires viewers to watch the movie in total to find small hints to the climax of the film. It builds up its suspense slowly, and viewers are so hooked into the story that they don’t realize who is – or possibly could be – the enemy. This is a great film and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a “down-to-earth” horror film that hinges on the unknown reality that could be unfolding in real-time without a clue.