The Head Hunter (2018)

A hunter of monsters...
A hunter of monsters…

A warrior (Christopher Rygh) mounts the heads of the monsters he has killed on the wall of his meagre home. He uses jars of noxious liquid to heal his wounds after each of his fights. When a window shutter knocks over a jar and some of the liquid seeps onto the head of the latest creature he has killed, the warrior must hunt down the monster’s reanimated head…

The warrior mounts the heads of the creatures he kills on a wall...
The warrior mounts the heads of the creatures he kills on a wall…
Poster
Poster

THE HEAD HUNTER (aka VIKING VENGEANCE) was directed, co-written, produced and edited by Jordan (THANKSKILLING) Downey, who cleverly came up with a story that could be done on a low budget: basically there’s one character (plus a girl playing the daughter in some flashbacks) and a bunch of heads (we are never shown the monster fights themselves).

Monster head on a spike
Monster head on a spike
On the hunt...
On the hunt…

Some of the background secondary heads on the warrior’s wall are barely more realistic than latex halloween masks, but most of the creature heads are decently-made considering the budget.

Mounted heads
Mounted heads
Nice warrior gear
Nice warrior gear

I enjoyed this tightly-budgeted movie, thought the warrior’s armour looked pretty cool,
and would certainly like to see Downey get the chance to direct a bigger-scale fantasy-horror flick.

Nice poster
Nice poster
Movie gif

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