Hunting humans

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Over at Alex on Film I’ve been watching movies that deal, however loosely, with people (or monsters) hunting people. This is a pretty basic theme, and has been expressed in a variety of different ways. In the first place there are all the adaptations of the famous Richard Connell story “The Most Dangerous Game. ” Then there’s the Predator franchise. And then there are movies where people just go off into the woods and discover that the woods are no longer a safe place to be. Here’s the line-up:

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
A Game of Death (1945)
Run for the Sun (1956)
Bloodlust! (1961)
Deliverance (1972)
Shoot (1976)
Rituals (1977)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Hard Target (1993)
Eden Lake (2008)
Predators (2010)
Embedded (2012)
Beyond the Reach (2014)
The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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