Controversial film The Hunt’s promo halted after El Paso shooting

Blumhouse, the studio behind satirical horror series The Purge, in which Americans have one day a year on which they can harm or kill anybody they liked with no repercussions, is soon to release a new film in the same vein: The Hunt.

Co-written by Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof, The Hunt, which stars Betty Gilpin from GLOW and Hilary Swank, sees 12 members of the US liberal elite shoot MAGA type “deplorables”, who wear trucker hats and cowboy shirts, for fun. It’s politically on the nose.

“Did anyone see what our ratf——in-chief just did?” one character asks near the start of the film. Another replies: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering…

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