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Get ready for one of the most talked-about, red- blooded American horror movies of the past 20 years: When a group of New Orleans tourists take a cheesy haunted swamp tour, they slam face-first into the local legend of deformed madman Victor Crowley. What follows is a psycho spree of seat-jumping scares, eye- popping nudity, skull-splitting mayhem and beyond. Joel David Moore (DODGEBALL), Deon Richmond (SCREAM 3) and Mercedes McNab (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) star – along with horror icons Tony ‘Candyman’ Todd, Robert ‘Freddy Krueger’ Englund and Kane ‘Jason’ Hodder – in this screamingly funny carnage classic that Fangoria hails as “a no-hold-barred homage to the days when slasher films were at their reddest and wettest!”
Adam Green's Hatchet is a goofy, gory gas that pays tribute to the slasher boom of the 1980s by placing more hapless teens in the path of an indestructible maniac. Said killer is Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder, Jason in many of the later Friday the 13th entries), a deformed Louisiana swamp dweller who returns from an apparent fiery death to lay waste to a mixed bag of tourists and Mardi Gras revelers who've wandered into his turf on a "haunted swamp" tour. Hatchet doesn't exactly surpass the movies it's spoofing; Green's characters are dopey ciphers, and Crowley's indiscriminate killing spree negates his sympathetic origins. But the dialogue is glib and the performances funny (especially Parry Shen as the tour's unlikely guide and Joel David Moore as the lovelorn hero), and '80s horror aficionados will appreciate John Carl Buechler's outrageously gross effects (which get more screen time in this unrated cut). There are also cameos by genre vets Robert Englund and Tony Todd, as well as Joshua Leonard from The Blair Witch Project. The widescreen DVD includes commentary by Green and several of his players, as well as featurettes on the making of the film, its villain and his elaborate makeup, and a scene breakdown of one of the film's most jaw-dropping effects. A gag reel and a conversation between Green and Twisted Sister frontman and horror fan Dee Snider rounds out the commentary. -- Paul GaitaSee all Editorial Reviews
As good if not better than many of the Friday the 13th films. It's a must own for any fan of the Horror genre.Published 27 days ago by Rich Stile
It was boring. The humor was just... I can't even explain. It was like 11 year old boys who haven't hit puberty yet wrote the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alisha Nicole
Funny ass movie love the gore but the horror it not but still like the movie good buyPublished 1 month ago by lemanphilpot
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|Hatchet vs Hatchet "Directors Cut"?||
A huge difference. Get the unrated version.
Apr 28, 2008 by James Roach | See all 2 posts
|has anyone seen hatchet 2 yet if so is it better than the 1st one?||
liked the first one-was going to see it sunday but decided to wait til monday-spent 2.5 hours to get to the theater and stopped for lunch. when i got there there was a sign saying the film had been pulled from distribution monday a.m....
we'll never know
Oct 5, 2010 by Ms. P | See all 4 posts
|Blu-Ray won't play||
I am having the same issues. If I waited long enough, Episodes I - IV would eventually play, but I just put in Episode V today, and it won't ever get to the menu. Did you ever figure out what was going?
Jul 27, 2015 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
That is an impressive list. I appreciate your taking the time to compile it, and I have already ordered an item or two from it that I have not seen yet.In regards to your question, as to whether or not these particular films qualify as 'slasher' movies, most of them certainly do. However, I would... Read More
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