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Hunting Humans

1 rating: -3.0
A movie directed by Kevin Kangas

Two systematically different serial killers face off in this chilling account of mass murder gone crazy. Charming serial killer Aric Blue gets his kicks from closely observing the patterns and lifestyles of his victims before he slaughters them in cold … see full wiki

Release Date: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
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Hunting Humans - 2002 – serial killers hunting serial killers

  • Nov 10, 2003
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Well I thought it would be interesting to watch an expose about serial killers that stalk serial killers but instead I was treated to a root canal sans novocaine. I thought this would be a documentary type film, I was wrong.

Written and directed by Kevin Kangas, and narrated in a nasal droning voice by Rick Ganz, Hunting Humans ranks in the top of miserable movies that I have ever viewed, yes – ever. However, it did win the B-Movie Film Festival award for best action sequences and best editing. Man, the choices must have sucked that year.

Rick Ganz plays serial killer Aric Blue (pronounced ERIC) who by day plays a mild mannered telemarketing mortgage loan shark. For that alone he should be drawn and quartered. His fellow co-workers are just as annoying but as Aric states, you never kill anyone you are associated with if you are going to be a serial killer.

He seems successful at both his jobs because he has a nice house. The living room has an old-fashioned brick fireplace that is lined with garden gnomes. The gnomes represent his ‘kills’ and he buys one each time he offs someone. Interesting concept.

The concept of serial killing is that every person has patterns in their daily life. It is Aric’s duty to learn those patterns and then off someone when they least expect it – all about patterns. Just as he decides to kill the projector dude at the local movie theatre, he finds the body already covered in blood with a sign on it – “I know your patterns”. Holycatsass Aric says, someone is stalking me, learning my patterns.

And that is how the story evolves – Aric looks for the guy that is looking for him. He hires a private detective that discovers a private detective following Aric. The two opposing ‘killers’ try to outkill each other in bizarre ways – a movie theatre becomes a killing ground. I might mention my disbelief in that particular scene.

If I’m sitting alone in a theatre and there are only 4-5 other people in the entire theatre, I’m gonna be suspicious of the guy that decides to sit right behind me. Especially if I look around and suddenly discover I’m the only person left in the theatre. But that is just my take.

Overall it’s a pretty disgusting movie. I saw one comment on IMDB that actually called it a unique, high octane thriller. I felt defeated, like I had watched the wrong movie or something. It was the constant droning of Ganz that grated the most followed closely by the inept acting. Special effects were borderline. For instance you couldn’t tell they were actual rubber knives when he slit someones throat, so that’s a plus.

Lighting was another major point. I don’t know exactly where they had the lights positioned but there were always shadows on the walls of the actors. Of course, I know in real life that is true, but the shadows you generally see are of the people that are actually IN the scene, not the people standing around the perimeter waiting for cues or directing or whatever.

A miserable production with no story line to substantiate the concept, directing was morose, the actors were wooden, special effects were childlike – I just give up.



Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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