Tuesday, July 29, 2008

King of the Hill

While chasing a girl he previously encountered at a service station, a man gets lost, shot at and then hunted. There is a nice, gentle transition from the sunny, featureless open plains at the start to the claustrophobic, misty, forested mountainside as the film transitions from the humdrum to the hunt. This film plays with the conventions around thriller/horror movies, mostly honouring them but sometimes not, leaving you confused about peoples motives. Working mostly from sounds and fear of the imagined the tension is maintained with the minimum of special effects.

This film is smoothly done but unfortunately I guessed the twist from the festival blurb. It is best seen knowing as little before hand as possible.

Ian's rating 3/5

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