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Hatchet (2006)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  2 April 2010 (Italy)
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When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

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A motley crew of tourists embark on a boat ride of the haunted Louisiana bayous where they learn the terrifying tale of local legend "Victor Crowley"; a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father. But when the boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be real, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their lives...and all of their pieces. Written by Anonymous

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Terror Goes Old School See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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(uncut) | (Premium movie channel) | (European Film Market)

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During the flashback scene, Victor Crowley is seen accidentally hitting his son in the face with a hatchet. Crowley is played by Kane Hodder, and this scene (and type of weapon) is an obvious nod to Hodder's most famous role, as Jason in Friday the 13th. See more »

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Shawn takes the group to the tour on a bus which leaves the French Quarter in daylight. Enough time passes that the sun goes down, signifying they've been driving a while. Shawn then directs their attention to a passing cemetery which he claims is Saint Louis Cemetery #1 and which he says houses the tomb of Marie Laveau - except that cemetery is back in the French Quarter, just a couple of blocks' walk away from where the tour bus departed. See more »

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Shawn: [Telling a story about Victor Crowley at the fake house] Victor Crowley, hatchet face! There was a time where his father went nuts and whacked him in the face with a hatchet one night. It had something to do with him being all ugly or...
[looks at card]
Shawn: something... anyways, he died. They say if you get close to the house, you can still hear Victor Crowley crying for his dad at night...
[lowering his voice]
Shawn: daaaaaaaaddyyy...
[gasp]
Shawn: Did you hear that?
[Gulps and lowers his voice again]
Shawn: ...
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Performed by Marilyn Manson
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I've seen worse...but I've seen better too
11 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bunch of the usual idiots are in a boat going through a swamp in New Orleans. Naturally the swamp supposedly has the ghost of a deformed maniacal man. Naturally the boat hits a rock and everybody has to get ashore. And naturally the maniac is alive and well (somehow) and goes after all of them.

As you can see this is totally by the numbers. There's no explanation of how this thing is still alive after so many years and he seems to be able to teleport to exactly where the victims are--there are at least five instances where he appears someplace that it was impossible for him to get to. Hasn't this insulting cliché been played out already? And nothing kills him (of course). All the passengers are the same clichés we've seen before--there's the slutty girls, the horny older guy, the nice guy, the nice girl, the elderly couple... I was actually getting pretty annoyed that these were trotted out again in a movie.

In some ways it'll give the undiscriminating horror fan what he wants--blood and boobs. Before the opening credits two people are literally torn apart (one is amusingly played by Robert Englund) and there's at least 10 pairs of nude breast shots in the first 15 minutes alone! This gets a 5 because it wasn't unwatchable. It moves fairly swiftly and the cast were actually pretty good. They're not going to win any awards but they pulled off their roles. The script has some purposely funny lines and I did laugh a few times. Also the gore was pretty explicit. I'm not surprised that it was cut for an R rating.

So, if you're a horror fan, you've seen this before. But if there's nothing else at the video store or on TV this is an OK time waster.


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