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Hatchet (2006)

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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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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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2 April 2010 (Italy)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Adam Green: One of the people in the group of friends at the start of the film. See more »

Goofs

It's raining in one scene but not in the next, several times throughout the movie (also pointed out by the director in the DVD commentary). See more »

Quotes

Jenna: [crying] I didn't really go to NYU. It was my first choice, but I didn't get in. So I went to Hofstra.
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Referenced in Naked Vegas: Paint the Town, Red (2013) See more »

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I Don't Want To Wait
Written by Paula Cole
Vocals by Terri Caldwell
Performed by Mark Faden, Toby Caldwell, and Todd Caldwell
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Loved it!!
29 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently went to see the debut of Hatchet in NYC, and it was great: a perfect mix of graphic violence and comedy that had me screaming, cheering, cringing and laughing out loud from beginning to end. Writer/director Adam Green is the real deal, not trying to make a quick buck by following the latest box office trends. This movie pays homage to the classic horror movies (Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Candyman, etc.), and Green does it with class and wit. The actors play their parts well - they are convincing in the horror scenes and hysterical in between. Be warned: the violence is very graphic, and there is a lot of topless nudity. If you can stomach it, and if you like this genre of film, then this is the movie for you. Hatchet is pure entertainment!


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