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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Shapiro
Jenna (as Joleigh Fioreavanti)
Jim Permatteo
Shannon Permatteo
Jack Cracker (as John Buechler)


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 (64) »


Terror Goes Old School See more »


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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Release Date:

2 April 2010 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A balta  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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

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1.85 : 1
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Features cameos from Tony Todd (Candyman), Kane Hodder (Jason), and Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger) See more »


When walking to the voodoo store, Marcus is not wearing his Marti-Grass beads. In the next scene, as they're leaving the voodoo store, the beads appear around his neck again. See more »


Marcus: Are you afraid I'm going to kick your ass again you little bitch?
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »


Written by Todd Caldwell
Performed by Steve Williams, Billy McClaren, Toby Caldwell, and Todd Caldwell
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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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