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It’s on Netflix: the horror film that opened a rift in Hollywood and has been suspended in the United States

Today it ranks fourth among the Argentina’s most watched movies on Netflixbut was suspended in the United States after its 2020 premiere. The horror film that caused rifts between Hollywood actors is a huge hit in several countries like England and Spain.

The hunt (The hunt) was released in the United States on March 13, 2020 and produced by Universal Studios. The launch was planned for September 2019 but was postponed, since the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio were recent and their arrival on the big screen has been delayed. It was first seen in Argentina on April 23.

Netflix defines it as a “dark horror satire”. A group of wealthy businessmen, “elite liberals,” are engaged Hunting “for sport” on ordinary and innocent citizens. But one of the possible victims will change the rules of the game and make the hunters their prey.

“The Hunt” ranks fourth among the most-watched films in Argentina.

Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, and Wayne Duvallare among others the actors who played the leading roles in this film of horror and constant suspense Directed by Craig Zobel. The announcement of its premiere created a “rift” between various Hollywood actorswhich juxtaposed those who felt it should come to theaters and those who preferred not to air it.

Also the then US President donald trumpused his official Twitter account (now permanently banned from January 2021 for “Incitement to Violence”) to criticize the film without mentioning it directly. “In Hollywood, liberal is racist at the highest level. And with great anger and hatred, they like to call themselves elite, but they’re not. In fact, it’s often the people they oppose who are actually the elite. The film is intended to escalate and create chaos. They create their own violence and then try to blame others. They are the real racists and very harmful to our country,” wrote the then head of state.

FILE, ARCHIVE-.  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced each other for the presidency of the United States.FILE, ARCHIVE-. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced each other for the presidency of the United States. AFP

According to an article in Time Magazine at the time, One of the origins of the controversy was the use of the word “deplorable” to refer to the casualties of the hunt. The same term he used as a nickname to refer to the voters of Trump, his opponent Hillary Clintonon his 2016 campaign: “You could put half Trump supporters in whatever I name the basket of the unfortunate“.

Likewise, The film was discontinued at the time for “attacking the country’s image”.since it happened a short time ago Mass shootings in El Paso, Texas -on August 3, 2019, leaving 23 dead- and Dayton, Ohio -a day later, in which 10 people died, including the author, and another 27 were injured-.

Its gory scenes and the violent murders it showed caused its postponement in 2019, but today it’s a hit on the streaming platform in countries like Argentina, England or Spain.