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4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS HIS SWAMP
This story picks up with Marybeth (Danielle Harris) "killing" Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) again. It was nice of the producers to use the same person to play Marybeth this time. She is in jail while local police check Honey Island Swamp only to find a bloody mess. Like Jason, Victor never dies so you can figure out the rest.

Sid Haig has a bit part in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Third Chapter Of The Victor Crowley Saga Gives You What You Expect, But Lacks Much In The Way Of Surprise
If you've enjoyed the previous editions of the modern horror franchise "Hatchet," let's just say that the third chapter serves up exactly what you might expect. That is meant both as a compliment and as a criticism. Unlike some, I can't proclaim that I thought the series was ever a brilliant new addition to the horror canon, but I did think it offered an amusing...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Third Chapter Of The Victor Crowley Saga Gives You What You Expect, But Lacks Much In The Way Of Surprise, August 9, 2013
This review is from: Hatchet III: Unrated Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
If you've enjoyed the previous editions of the modern horror franchise "Hatchet," let's just say that the third chapter serves up exactly what you might expect. That is meant both as a compliment and as a criticism. Unlike some, I can't proclaim that I thought the series was ever a brilliant new addition to the horror canon, but I did think it offered an amusing throw-back to old school filmmaking. That's what "Hatchet" was (and is) for me: fun. A moderately scaled movie that mixes humor with gore, you look for the next grisly way that the villain will dispatch his victims. It's all about the creativity of the confrontation and the subsequent slaughter. Everything is so over-the-top in effects and execution, it is hard not to laugh even when the series is at its most brutal. "Hatchet III" maintains the body count and the bloodshed of its predecessors, but the series is definitely showing signs of wear in the creativity department. Although there are a few clever murders, most are relatively mundane. When you've already seen Victor Crowley dispatch dozens of people over the course of two films, the makers here didn't know how to up the ante. Instead of feeling fresh and new, the movie didn't really offer any surprises to elevate the material. You simply don't get that "did they just do that?" feeling anymore, and I missed those moments.

Picking up mere seconds after the conclusion of "Hatchet II," we are again presented with the plucky heroine played by Danielle Harris. Convinced that she has finally ended the reign of Victor Crowley, she turns to the local New Orleans cops to share her story. Mistrustful of the bloodied woman, they incarcerate her until the situation in the swamp can be sorted out. The carnage (from the last movie) is horrifying to the crime scene investigators on the site, but things get even worse when they start to go missing. The sheriff (Zach Galligan of Gremlins) assembles a team to see what's going on after they get a distress call, but Harris is left in a cell to stew on what might be happening. Is it possible that Crowley is still alive. Intrepid reporter Caroline Williams (who also happens to be the Sheriff's ex-wife) shows up at the jail house to add her two cents to the Crowley legend telling Harris that he is still alive and can only be really killed by breaking an ancient curse. Needless to say, everyone heads back off to the swamp to end this once and for all. Who will survive? And can the Crowley curse ever be broken?

When you have a killer that simply can't be stopped, it can become somewhat problematic to your storytelling. If Crowley won't ever die, if there's not that possibility, than that lessens the film's tension. No matter what happens, he will simply continue on endlessly. From a plotting standpoint, this movie offers one more solution to the Crowley problem but I never trusted that it would work. And I still don't. That's okay, but it goes back to the idea that it becomes hard to keep everything feeling fresh. An indestructible killer and an endless body count, the movie never really has a chance to grow beyond these basic devices. On the plus side, though, Harris is still a compelling and likable lead. But my favorite part of "Hatchet III" is Williams. This veteran actress is super as the reporter haunted by the Crowley legacy. Her performance is big and grandiose and absolutely mesmerizing. Special points, also, for the funny cameo by Sid Haig as Abbott McMullen. In a movie where everything seemed far too familiar and expected, Williams and Haig stand out in originality. KGHarris, 8/13.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, May 26, 2014
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This review is from: Hatchet III: Unrated Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
this is a good movie, but you would want to watch the first one, and the second one to understand it. for a low b movie, not bad, gory, with a lot of blood.
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4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS HIS SWAMP, September 27, 2013
This story picks up with Marybeth (Danielle Harris) "killing" Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) again. It was nice of the producers to use the same person to play Marybeth this time. She is in jail while local police check Honey Island Swamp only to find a bloody mess. Like Jason, Victor never dies so you can figure out the rest.

Sid Haig has a bit part in this film having comedic "Paula Deen moments." I did not enjoy this as much as the one with Tony Todd. This film had its comic and dark comedy moments, but was pretty much an over the top slasher with blood spraying unrealistically all over the screen as if it was coming out of a pressure washer. The characters were decent in this one, but the film lacked a certain eye candy. Plenty of blood and gore, easy on plot.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Danielle Harris being hosed in shower with discreet arm and leg placement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 5, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars HATCHET III, June 29, 2014
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Very much a miss, it could have been good if the effect would have been better.
and the acting as well...
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5.0 out of 5 stars :-), June 19, 2014
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The story continues in HATCHET III. I love this installment to the series, and I think you horror fans will to!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars hatchet 3 is the better one out of the hatchet trilogy, May 10, 2014
This review is from: Hatchet III: Unrated Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Hatchet 3 is my favorite hatchet movie of the trilogy because it has basically all my favorite horror movie stars sid haig from rob zombies house of 1000 corpses and Caroline Williams from the Texas chainsaw massacre 2 plus Danielle harris from Halloween and at last Kane hodder as victor Crowley so don't read all the bad reviews this is the hatchet to own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Victor bows out in style, April 30, 2014
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You either love or hate the HATCHET franchise. Having been in the audience at London's FrightFest all those years ago when a very young (and understandably very nervous) Adam Green stood in front of over 800 FrightFesters to present HATCHET, it was crystal (Lake) clear then that here was a filmmaker making a horror film for horror fans.

HATCHET III is a stylish conclusion to the franchise, with BJ McDonnell admirably taking over in the director's chair. Danielle Harris is superb (when is she not?), and Caroline Williams steps up to the plate with a fine performance. Zach (Gremlins) Galligan is also spot on and there's a host of cameos and in jokes to tickle genre enthusiasts funny bones whilst legendary Kane Hodder crushes, pulverises and stomps through the swamp as Victor. #HatchetArmy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun movie, April 22, 2014
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Looks great on blu ray Adam green is the man and if you like this movie check out his tv show Holliston
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, April 18, 2014
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Well I would said I prefer first and second over this. Although since there many urban legend tend to be various from different local to history at the time. Don't mind the gore bloody.
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Hatchet III: Unrated Director's Cut [Blu-ray]
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