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Official Trailer for Gnarly Medieval Fantasy Action 'The Head Hunter'

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March 14, 2019
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The Head Hunter Trailer

"A gut punch of tension, horror, and dread." Vertical Entertainment has unleashed an official trailer for a film titled The Head Hunter, a medieval fantasy-action-horror thriller from director Jordan Downey. This played at the Sitges Film Festival last year under the title The Head, but I don't recall hearing much about it (good or bad). The Head Hunter is a gnarly Viking film which literally refers to a warrior who collects heads. But his collection is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback, using sorcery to aid in his quest. This is more fantasy than you're probably expecting, but still looks gritty and grounded. Described as a "heartbreaking fairytale with a black soul", starring Christopher Rygh and Cora Kaufman. This actually is worth a watch - check it out.

Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Jordan Downey's The Head Hunter, direct from YouTube:

The Head Hunter Poster

The Head Hunter Poster

On the outskirts of a kingdom, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters and the occult. His gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback, using sorcery to aid in his quest. When his second chance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined. A heartbreaking fairytale with a black soul, the film is constructed with very few elements, minimalistic and epic at the same time, where fantasy and horror find their more physical and gory incarnations. The Head Hunter is directed by American filmmaker Jordan Downey, of the films ThanksKilling and ThanksKilling 3 previously, as well as a few horror shorts. The screenplay is written by Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey. This premiered at the Sitges Film Festival last year, and played at Fantasporto in Portugal this year. Vertical Ent. will release Downey's The Head Hunter in select US theaters + on VOD starting April 5th next month.

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19 Comments

1

Yeah, the title conveys mostly a bit different meaning today. But still, what to do with films like this one? I mean, it's probably done good but it's also full stereotypes ...

shiboleth on Mar 14, 2019

2

It's a fantasy film about a viking killing monsters, what does stereotypes have to do with it?

4chan on Mar 14, 2019

3

Yeah, no stereotypes in 'fantasy film about a viking killing monsters'... Never, not ever has been seen something like that before. I know, my bad, totally false thing from me. I beg your pardon, sir ...

shiboleth on Mar 15, 2019

4

he didn't say there weren't stereotypes - he said what do stereotypes have to do with anything about the movie. really, you could say every movie has stereotypes - so, why state the obvious?

dan on Mar 15, 2019

5

So, films are something based on stereotypes, Well, because of that it is obvious to state and to stress the need for the alternative. And, judging from your question, I have to ask another one: should we take stereotypes as something desirable or good or just normal thing in films?

shiboleth on Mar 15, 2019

6

Well, you could start by answering my question first before we bother with yours.

4chan on Mar 15, 2019

7

I did, you just didn't understand it even if it couldn't be clearer than stated ...

shiboleth on Mar 15, 2019

8

Nice to know you're more talk than walk.

4chan on Mar 15, 2019

9

So, I made you feel bittered. Come on, you must remember (or, at least, to be aware of) a film called 13th Warrior. Ringing some bells in relation to the trailer we see here? I mean it was almost twenty years ago but it's not that far from today. I could see the difference between those two and they're very similar to me. I mean, The 13th Warrior was stereotypical to me and twenty years after it I still see that those stereotypes evolve on and on. My question was (also unanswered) what to do with that? Just follow those stereotypes that film industries around the world deliver to us or should we wish for something better? Any thoughts?

shiboleth on Mar 15, 2019

10

Congrats, you won the internet today. Now as I recall, the 13th warrior is based on a book by Micheal Crichton, and that book is a loose retelling of the Beowulf poem, which is very old english, written by an Anglo-Saxon no less. So I don't think the 13th warrior should be viewed as negatively as you suggest, considering the poem it's retelling is very old and responsible for creating a lot of myth's and legends we see today.

4chan on Mar 16, 2019

11

So, what, you won the prize for book publishing and discovered the connection between written source material and films? Yeah, those are some facts. But if we go that way, where are all those source materials? Medieval legends, Greek mythology and what not. Should we look further and deeper? All that is public knowledge, especially many modern versions of conveying those narratives. So, where are we going with this? Discovering the patterns of culture or their stereotypes?

shiboleth on Mar 16, 2019

12

on my list!

Arie Smulders on Mar 14, 2019

13

You're back. Yeeaaaaaahhh ...

shiboleth on Mar 15, 2019

14

Never gone, had a break. .

ari smulders on Mar 17, 2019

15

this looks like a fun watch to me.

dan on Mar 15, 2019

16

Looks like Frank Franzetta's Death Dealer come to life! Hopefully it's not style over substance...

THE_RAW_ on Mar 15, 2019

17

I am not familiar with Frank Franzetta work, but this trailer looked awfully boring. I trust my instinct.

tarek on Mar 15, 2019

18

You won't regret googling Frank Franzetta. He created the iconic Tarzan/John Carter/Conan the Barbarian illustrations.

THE_RAW_ on Mar 18, 2019

19

Even if this happens to be awful...I gotta see it.

DAVIDPD on Mar 17, 2019

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