*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“I’ve never done anything to you…”
Night of the Hunted released on Shudder on October 20th 2023. The survival-thriller film stars Camille Rowe, J. John Bieler, and Jeremy Scippio. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-five minutes.
When Alice stops at a remote gas station late at night, she’s targeted by an unknown sniper. Her only hope is to flag someone down to help her or try and survive on her own by using her surroundings to her advantage.
Here is the trailer:
Night of the Hunted is my kind of thriller with an exceptional female lead and a simple, but intense formula that will hold your attention until the very end. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
Starts off with a bang…literally!
With minimal set-up, we are launched into an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that doesn’t hold back. It’s a simple, but effective approach, reminding me immediately of films like P2 (from the same director), Alone (2020), and Hunt Her, Kill Her. These are my favorite kinds of survival thrillers. I loved how bloody and brutal this one was. It had my heart racing and I thought that ending was so well done!
A strong and resourceful female lead.
Camille Rowe was bloody fantastic as Alice. I thought she was clever and bad-ass. I liked that her character was flawed in a lot of ways. It gave the film more substance and it also made her more relatable. She wasn’t perfect by any means, but you still wanted to root for her against all odds.
Loses a touch of steam in the middle.
This wasn’t a major con because I thought the dialogue needed to happen in order for the film to progress, but it didn’t compare to the beginning and end of this film, which were so beyond intense. I actually really liked the dynamic going on and thought the conversations helped enhance the movie in a lot of ways, but I have a feeling that there will be some mixed thoughts on this.
So am I in or out?
Night of the Hunted is a ruthless and intense survival thriller featuring a bad-ass female lead who commands the screen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Night of the Hunted in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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