'''''The Wild Hunt''''' is a 2009 indie Canadian comedy/drama. The plot revolves around a [[{{LARP}} live-action role-playing game]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone horribly wrong]].

!!This film provides examples of:
* ArrowsOnFire: Well, one.
* AssholeVictim: King Argyle, who's a bit of a creepy douchebag throughout the film, until he fully tips his hand by dropping a C-bomb on Tamara. [[spoiler:His stabbing is a lead-up to Erik's death, so being an asshole helps preserve the emotional weight of the climax]].
* BecomingTheMask
* ChekhovsGun: A lot of attention is given to Mjolnir, Bjorn's sledgehammer. Ultimately [[spoiler:he uses it to kill Murtagh]].
* CountryMatters: Argyle's KickTheDog moment, [[spoiler:keeping him from being sympathetic and preserving the emotional impact of Erik's death at the end]].
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:It seems like it's Erik's film, trying to get back his girlfriend. It's really Bjorn's, living out a tragic epic just like the old Norse Sagas he was raised on.]]
* DistressedDamsel
* DownerEnding
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Lyn, due to Erik's tragic death near the end.]]
* DropTheHammer: Mjolnir, Bjorn's hammer of Thor, is a real sledgehammer with a gigantic chunk of black rock for a head, unlike the foam weapons the rest of the gamers use. Bjorn doesn't use it for the fantasy combat, as it is apparently against the rules. Ultimately [[spoiler:he uses it to crush Murtagh's head in vengeance for the events of the film.]]
* FeedMe: "MJOLNIIIIIIR!!!"
* TheGamePlaysYou
* IronicEcho: "It doesn't have to end."
* KickTheDog: King Argyle when he insults Tamara. Greg pretty much constantly.
* LargeHam: Bjorn refuses to break character for almost the entire duration of the film, trumpeting every word he says in a hammy Viking style. The other gamers eat it up, but it really pisses off his brother.
* LetsGetDangerous: The Celts charge at the rest of the gamers, who are expecting a fun foam-weapon melee. Instead, they're beaten to a pulp with rocks and clubs.
* LockAndLoadMontage: One occurs as Bjorn, Erik and their allies prepare a raid into the Celts' camp. Tamara even "equips" her cleavage.
* MilesGloriosus: Bjorn's in-character braggadocio seems to have completely consumed his personality... until he's actually called upon to be brave.
* MoodWhiplash
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Greg delivers one [[spoiler:to Erik, which proves fatal. A few minutes later, he's cornered by a group of enraged gamers, who swarm him]].
* RulesLawyer: Both Argyle and Bjorn try to get the upper hand in their duel by arguing about rules.
* ScrewYouElves: "Elves are gay!"
* SeriousBusiness: Live-action role-playing is serious business. Characters point out that some people spend all year waiting and preparing for the big game. Don't show up without a costume or break "decorum," and most definitely don't try to quit in the middle of a game.
* TheSoCalledCoward: Bjorn is revealed to be a coward at the film's climax. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:he hunts down Murtagh and brutally crushes his skull]].
* TorchesAndPitchforks
* TheWildHunt: The namesake of the film. The Celts need to perform the Wild Hunt by sacrificing a princess and turning her into their horned god.
* WimpFight: The opening scene highlights that the gamers don't really know how to fight. King Argyle and Bjorn's epic duel is just childish flailing, followed by arguing.
* WhatTheHellHero: Tamara calls out Bjorn for cowering in a corner while his brother is in danger, after all of his big talk of being a warrior.
* XMeetsY:
** SocietyForCreativeAnachronism meets ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''
** ''Film/{{Darkon}}'' meets the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment Stanford Prison Experiment]]
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