The ‘Hunt’ Only Works If Deplorables Are Disarmed
The Hunt, which The Hollywood Reporter called a “satire,” is an R-rated product of Jason Blum's Blumhouse films with a plot line in which elites stalk "deplorables."
To give you a little flavor of the movie, one character asks early in the dialogue, "Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?" Another responds: "At least The Hunt's coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables."
Mss. Masters and Siegal report the script for The Hunt features the red-state characters wearing trucker hats and cowboy shirts, with one bragging about owning seven guns because it's his constitutional right. The blue-state characters — some equally adept with firearms — explain that they picked their targets because they expressed anti-choice positions or used the N-word on Twitter. "War is war," says one character after shoving a stiletto heel through the eye of a denim-clad hillbilly.