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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) »


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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the flashback scene, Thomas 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 »


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 »


Sampson: Goddamn queer's gotta squat to take a leak.
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Performed by Marilyn Manson and Goldfrapp
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User Reviews

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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