The Night of the Hunted

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5.61 h 31 min198018+
Weaving a sexy pseudo-zombie murder story with psychodrama, this shocker—a departure from Euro-horror director Jean Rollin’s familiar vampire films—follows a mass of people caught in the grip of a sudden, unexplained epidemic of insanity and amnesia.
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Supporting actors
Bernard PapineauRachel MhasCatherine GreinerNathalie PerreyChristiane FarinaÉlodie DelageCyril ValJean HérelJack GatteauDominique Saint-CyrGrégoire CherlianJean Cherlian
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Monique Samarcq
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4.1 out of 5 stars

75 global ratings

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Bruce IzardReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best Jean Rolling movies
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This is no doubt one of the best Jean Rolling movies. I take one star off because I think movie director Jean Rolling should put deleted scenes back to the movie. Those deleted scenes were beautifully shot with good picture quality.
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C. Christopher BlackshereReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Clinging only to fabricated memories
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Imagine the terror of losing every shred of your memory. Every piece of your past is nothing but a ambiguous broken puzzle. There is no foundation for you to grasp on to and seek comfort in. Night of the Hunted is quite an unsettling case of lost identity.

Director Jean Rollin pulls you into another mental realm, one that is devoid of all familiar conscious thought. This is quite a diversion from his typical stuff. It's still a low budget affair equipped with minimalist sets and beautiful porn star actresses. Graphic nudity and bloody madness also get arbitrarily inserted, but are minimal and fairly inconsequential to the plot. This is more just a psychological jaunt.

It feels like a cross between Memento and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. A group of people are unwillingly confined to a tower. Lab rats, yee-haw! Due to a radiation leak, their brains are rotting away as they lose their memories and motor functions.

As their mental capacity continues to diminish, their loneliness and anxiety becomes insurmountable. They all desperately form false memories in order to cope and connect with other people. There also is of course a sinister doctor watching closely and determined to safeguard their horrible fate.

Night of the Hunted is not some brainless gorefest. We are forced to watch a group of disoriented people from a somewhat detatched perspective. It is difficult to fully connect with their hopeless predicament and grasp the true horror of their situation. Thumbs up!
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J. LeeReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Really not a bad story at all...
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typical 70's-80's French cinema with lots of gratuitous sex and fake blood, and subpar acting, with overdone scenes and a slow burn action sequence, this is not such a bad story. The overt sex scenes detract a bit, but it does become part of the story arc, importantly.

Watch it if you enjoy a good story. It'll actually hurt you in your heart if you can get past the schtick.
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Pen NameReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
excellent feature
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Not only was this movie w its twits n turns, what is the mystery of the black tower? Who wer those doctors? What was wrong w them n the first place?

All these n more r answer n jean's twisted way, not to mention brigitte nude!!!

N the two deleted sex scenes makes it a crime not to own

If ur a jean rollin fan as I am, i would get this movie, jus to b a part of his legacy

As well as...

Demoniacs
Fascination

R some of my highest rating for rollin's films, I bought this film,

N u should TOO!!!
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Nancy OfficerReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
cool cinema of Jean Rollin
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A Jean Rollin later film and classic starring one of my favorite Rollin girls Brigitte Lahaie with a mysterious sci fi plot, cold city setting, great cinematography & acid jazz score also has Lahaie's best sex scene! Watching these movies on blu ray is like watching them for the first time, high rewatchability if your into cool cinematography, french jazz & Brigitte Lahaie with amnesia escapeing from a ghostly hospital, which might be the cause of her memory failure highly recommended if you're into it
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R. PierceReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I like French films.
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The director Jean Rollin makes rather off beat films, a little strange using very beautiful women.
BarryReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Four Stars
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I'm just getting into foreign horror movie. This movie was "interesting". Don't watch with wife and kids though.
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LacyReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
I didn’t like the movie
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I didn’t like it
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