2.01.2011

The Horseman (2008)

For January's film, The Hunter College Film Blog has chosen Steven Kastrissios' revenge thriller, The Horseman. Here's is what a few of us have to say:

FredFMR: The Horseman is an emotional story of a father named Christian (Peter Marshall) whose daughter named Jessie was raped and later murdered. One day, he receives a mysterious videotape featuring his daughter being sexually and physically abused while under the influence of narcotics. When Christian learns that the tape is being sold to the public, he decides to hunt down every person involved with the video. As he takes a path of violence and destruction against those who harmed his daughter, Christian meets a young pregnant girl named Alice (Caroline Marohasy), who reminds him of his late daughter. Alice has no idea what Christian has been doing, but eventually gets caught up in the drama and horror as the truth begins to unfold.

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting, I might try and get it since I'm on a vigilante craze at the moment, having just recently gotten the Death Wish series. Really, who wouldn't want to see a 60-70 something year old Charles Bronson give Rambo a run for his money (a very weird factoid is that John Carpenter originally wanted the (then 60) Bronson to play Snake Plissken)

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  2. I really enjoyed this one. Just a well-executed revenge movie with a ferociousness and dramatic edge that is often lost in the sub-genre. I also agree that it would have been nice to learn a little bit more about Christian's relationship with his daughter. It would have made the film even stronger and made his daughter more of a person to the viewer.

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  3. jervaise brooke hamsterFebruary 2, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Fred, over at Soiled Sinema they done a tribute to Heather just for me, its fantastic.

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  4. Nice dude, that dialog on the film is perfectly fitting for many of the questions it brings up. I think that Christian's mental breakdown is entirely reflective of true human emotion, and I would probably go through the same range of emotions if placed in the same situation. I also loved how he would purposefully ignore the villains when they claimed his daughter was a willful participant in the events.

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