Josh Stewart Becomes ‘The Hunted’ On Home Video

The Hunted

Be careful what you hunt.

Arriving on DVD and VOD September 9, 2014 from writer-director-actor Josh Stewart and the procures of The Collector is The Hunted. Extra features include Audio commentary with Josh Stewart and Producers, and “The True Story” Featurette .

“The Hunted follows family-man, hunter, Jake, played by Josh Stewart, alongside his best friend Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a legendary buck. Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. The friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods. Something that, turn by turn, begins to hunt them…”

Written, directed and starring Stewart, The Hunted was inspired by the actor’s desire to spark his creativity and bring home his talent after spending months on the high-budget set of The Dark Knight Rises. Growing up in rural West Virginia, Stewart spent much of his youth fly-fishing and hunting in the sprawling woods where the film is set. An outdoorsman at heart, the first-time director made every effort to ensure the film would feel as authentic as possible to fellow hunters. Everything from the equipment, apparel and even safety measures were true to form – a quality only found on hunting shows, not in fictional work.

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  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    what is with the damn hand camera movies. Soooo sick of them. Dime a dozen these days, and they’re all crap.

    • Anthony Gulino

      For the most part all these FF are 95% bu!!sh!t… same old story the “camera guy”, the colorful “sound guy” and the “expert”..Brief interviews with locals and then were off to a few jump scares all on there way to impending doom and the slight twist with the very abrupt ending…
      I wouldnt even call it a legit sub genre since its almost exclusively about “not spending money” while making a horror film…
      I havnt seen anything new or interesting in regards to FF films in a while now, I like JoshStew but this doesnt look like it has anything new to offer.. As always I’ll give it a shot..I’m a sucker..

      • A. Sparks

        The Poughkeepsie Tapes, the REC trilogy, August Underground, Grave Encounters (the first one), and Troll Hunter… just to name a few, go against everything you’ve just said. Are you sure you’re a fan of horror films? Alright you might have a point with the budget line but why do you require a certain amount of money to be spent? I doubt you’re paying for them.

        • Anthony Gulino

          I’m pretty much of the opinion that The Poughkeepsie Tapes and Grave Encounters are a joke…. Not a fan of Troll Hunter or Frankenstein Theory either.. I understand that some people like these titles..
          Nor do I like VHS,Willow Creek,The Devil Inside, Black Water Vampire or most of the other Found Footage format films.. I’m also of the opinion that the best thing that ever happened to the REC franchise was they dropped the camera in the 3rd installment and hopefully it stays down because in my view the sub genre is beyond played out and cliched way beyond the already cliched bounds of horror.. I just see it as the same story over and over.. The Expert/grad student who’s been tirelessly working on his or her project for years, the witty and colorful sound guy they hooked up with on the fly, then the trusty camera guy who manages to lug the camera though endless mayhem and carnage but not before the interviews with local whack jobs and story tellers/eye witnesses.. Then if your lucky something “might” happen but not usually until the magnificent “twist” right before the camera guy finally gets whacked and expert survivor guy wishes he never fvck@d with whatever he was fvck!ng with in the first place…
          yeah dude I’ve seen this movie in every form possible.
          Well thats just my personal opinion…
          I do find it weird that someone would question “if I like horror films ?) Why ?? because we dont like the same films??.. Yeah dude “I am a fan of Horror films” , I am sure .. Thanks for asking..
          With all respect

          • A. Sparks

            Well you’re right that I shouldn’t hate on your opinions because they are just that, opinions. What bothers me about all the hate surrounding FF films is that while yes the genre might be a bit over saturated with cash grabs, there are a good deal of boundary pushing and completely terrifying ones. I feel like the people who use the “they’re all the same” argument have simply just not seen the right ones. Case in point: Your entire argument against them ((The Expert/grad student who’s been tirelessly working on his or her project for years, the witty and colorful sound guy they hooked up with on the fly, then the trusty camera guy who manages to lug the camera though endless mayhem and carnage but not before the interviews with local whack jobs and story tellers/eye witnesses.. Then if your lucky something “might” happen but not usually until the magnificent “twist” right before the camera guy finally gets whacked and expert survivor guy wishes he never fvck@d with whatever he was fvck!ng with in the first place…)) could not be farther from the synopsis so many films that make this genre great. Granted it does sound like this particular one might play out along those lines.

          • Anthony Gulino

            No, I get what your saying
            Actually with all I’ve said about FF films there are still a few that I do appreciate ..
            Actually after 5 films I still find the Paranormal Activity franchise to be a well told intricate story weaving the five films together..I think there’s much more there than shaky cams and jump scares.. I thought they delivered some serious mood and tension… So it’s not all doom & gloom for FF..
            There were a few more that I happened to like, The Den and Alien Abduction, Idint know if I was in the right mood but I liked them both…
            Maybe I am just frustrated that between this sub genre and the newest push on horror comedy and made for TV horror lite, bad reboots and prequels & sequels that it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything to blow me away ..
            Martyrs, High Tension The Descent and 28 Days Later were probably the last films that really got to me so it’s been a while…

          • A. Sparks

            Martyrs! Yes. I agree that it can be a very disappointing genre but I mean, what isn’t these days? Also yes, the horror com should have began and ended with Shaun of the Dead. I don’t know if you’ve seen/hated it yet (lol) but you should definitely check out “Home Movie” if you’re a fan of tension and character development. It is FF but definitely one of the best and doesn’t rely on jump scares. Just some creepy-ass kids. If that’s not up your alley then there’s always A Serbian Film… who doesn’t love that little descent into Hell?

  • Doug Shemley

    Procures of THE COLLECTOR?! Do you guys even proofread your own articles anymore?

    • A. Sparks

      Annnnnnd… do we have an opinion about the film, Doug? Or is this more “non-news”? Just out of curiosity what kind of coverage do you want/expect from your horror sites? Think they’ve got a good exit strategy for our troops?

  • brewers_rule

    Can’t find anything about the true story this was based on. I’m gonna guess, sasquatch?