Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017: Happy Hunting

Once again, I was able to return to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria!  I love cinema in all of its forms, so the Chattanooga Film Festival is one of my favorite times of year because I spend four days being surrounded by movies and fellow film lovers!  To get a sense of why I love the Chattanooga Film Festival so much, read my post from the start of my coverage of the 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival (found here)...every word of it still holds true!

We already did an overview episode on Mass Listeria (found at, but for the next several episodes of The Gargyle Podcast, I'll be providing reviews of each of the films that I saw individually.  Up next in my coverage of the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival is:  Happy Hunting

I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Happy Hunting was:
Co-directors Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson describe their debut feature as "grind house throwback with a modern twist," and a "boiling pot of horror genres."  Intrigued yet?  We thought so.  Happy Hunting follows Warren, a degenerate drifter, suffering from debilitating alcohol withdrawals.  On his way to Mexico, he becomes stranded in Bedford Flats, a one-horse town nestled deep in the American desert.  It was a once-prosperous hunting community that has been reduced to an impoverished dust bowl.  Unfortunately for Warren, it turns out the town's pastime is rounding up drifters and hunting them as part of an elaborate sporting event.  To make matters worse, he'll go into alcoholic withdrawal unless he finds a way to stay loaded.  It all builds to a blood-soaked, live-or-die showdown deep in the desert.  The film stars Australian born Martin Dingle Wall (Home and Away, Strangerland, Salty), Ken Lally (Heroes), and Kenny Wormald (Footloose, Love & Mercy, Fear the Walking Dead).  Happy Hunting was filmed on a 21-day schedule throughout various locations of the California desert, including Bombay Beach, Barstow, Trona, and Winterhaven.

I saw 21 feature films, short films, partial films, or live shows during the Chattanooga Film Festival!  So, be sure to check back soon for more of my CFF coverage!  And if you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything sure to keep coming back for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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