HAPPY HUNTING (2017)
Director(s): Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson
Starring: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Gary Sturm, C.J. Baker
This is by no means a must see… but its bloody and mostly action packed and very strange, and well.. sort of creative. It was directed and written by Mel Gibson’s son Louie Gibson. In my opinion there are some issues with the pacing of the film, I think due to the main character fighting his alcoholism through out it (which is not all necessary, and sort of slows things down at times). But this is a survival film about a desert town who every year hunt a few “bad behaved” humans in the desert where they live. The kill scenes are cool. I think the desert scenes add a lot to this because there literally isn’t anywhere to hide, so it makes things feel truly desolate and hopeless.
I’m not so sure Louie Gibson will go on to be as creative as his dad, but this was a fun Saturday Midnight film that I have no regrets in watching. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to watch shit like this with me. (NW)
Nate Wilson: NW Devon Cahill: DC Matt Average: MA