139: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Rambunctious Rambo.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in this whole #366 Movies process, it’s that film is a big old lump of a thing. With close to 150 years of glorious history, it’s inevitable that I will never truly obtain an encyclopaedic knowledge of the moving medium. With that in mind, I’m keeping my chin(s) up and going along for the tumultuous ride.

Back into the archives once more for a little light education, I returned to 1932 to experience another project from the King Kong production team over at RKO Radio Pictures. The Most Dangerous Game (named Hounds of Zaroff in the states) is an animalistic horror tale about a Count’s lavish game of cat and mouse with humans left shipwrecked on his desolate pacific island. An influential story (The Hunger Games, anyone?), this minor, theatrical film will always be left lurking in the shadows of it’s ape-like bigger brother, but it’s ability to keep you sitting uncomfortably will always prevail.

IMDb it.

You can watch the whole film online right here. Shiver me timbers, chill your bones. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlLIquCiyUw

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