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Hatchet (2006)

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When a group of tourists in 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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Cast

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Young Victor Crowley
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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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bayou | boat | swamp | tour | louisiana | See All (72) »

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$155,873, 14 September 2007
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(uncut) | (Premium movie channel) | (European Film Market)

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Trivia

A hatchet, per definition, is a small axe with a single bit, or blade. Thus, the poster image axe is not, in fact, a hatchet. 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

Ainsley: [Sampson keeps telling him to shut up] No matter what I say, it's always 'Shut up, Ainsley!' or 'You're a queer, Ainsley!' or 'Why can't you be more like you're sister, Ainsley!'
Sampson: I said shut up, you little queer!
Ainsley: See?
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Connections

Referenced in Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is The New Shit
Written by John Lowery, Tim L.K. Skold, and Brian Warner
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Courtesy of EMI and Chrysalis Music o/b/o GTR HACK Music
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Much better than most, but...
1 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

The tag-line "Old School American Horror" is a little misleading. While it's true that "Hatchet" recalls the mad gore of the 1980s, the "horror" factor is actually absent. Watching the film feels more like viewing a condensed reel of slasher kills with a few drunk and fun-loving friends - certainly not a bad thing, but not exactly a horror movie either. That being said, it's obvious that the people involved in the production have a real love for the genre. Kane Hodder's monster antics are always a delight, and Adam Green will definitely be a name to watch in the future.

In summary, I'd certainly recommend the film for anyone who gets a kick out of the slasher craze of the 80s, but be sure you're in the mood for goofy fun and not an actual horror flick.


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