Director Jordan Downey’s niche appeal is all the more visible if his IMDb page is anything to go by. He now adds multi-award winning Sitges favorite, The Head Hunter, titled aptly by Vertical Entertainment following their acquisition of the rights to the film back in October.
On the outskirts of a kingdom, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters and the occult. His gruesome collection of heads is missing only one – the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback, using sorcery to aid in his quest. When his second chance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined. A heartbreaking fairytale with a black soul, the film is constructed with very few elements, minimalistic and epic at the same time, where fantasy and horror find their more physical and gory incarnations.
The Head Hunter stars Christopher Rygh from a script by Downey and co-scribe Kevin Stewart for its select theatrical and VOD release beginning April 5.