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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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Storyline

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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boat | swamp | tour | bayou | louisiana | See All (67) »

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Old school American Horror. 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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2 April 2010 (Italy)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(uncut) | (Premium movie channel) | (European Film Market)

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Trivia

The T-shirt with the odd-looking smiley face on it is the logo for Newbury Comics, a New England chain that sells CDs, DVDs and comic books. Director Adam Green grew up in Massachusetts and would buy his horror movies and action figures from there. See more »

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During the scene in the bus, it is obvious that the bus is in park (pointed out by the director in the commentary). 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...
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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...
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Shawn: Did you hear that?
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Shawn: ...
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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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