– Film reminiscent of Carol J Clover's analysis of horror, exploiting themes of women's empowerment amid violence.
– "Hunt Club" features misogynistic men hunting trafficked women on an island.
– Film embraces low-budget aesthetics, using fake blood and cult cinema stars.
– Casper Van Dien portrays Carter, promoting toxic masculinity to his son.
– Cassandra (Mena Suvari) joins hunt for promised money, defying stereotypes.
– Lexi (Jessica Belkin) and others also trapped, drawn by promises.
– Suvari's strong performance reflects despair, determination, and rage.
– Film's hope for Suvari's future opportunities beyond exploitative roles.