A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
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Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. Written by
While most every store, rental and streaming carrier will carry Hatchet 2 in the director's theatrical unrated cut, Red Box insisted on the distributor creating an R-rated version that has most every death scene taken out of the film. Adam Green's comment to press was that he looks at it no differently than when a film has to be edited for television or airplane rentals and does not blame Dark Sky for censoring the film for Red Box. Hatchet 2 only had ratings problems in the United States of America, further supporting the filmmaker's claims that the ratings board here was being unfair. See more »
Hey, man. Who's Victor Crowley?
Well, he's nothing. A local bogeyman story about a retarded maniac who haunts Honey Island. People just use it to keep kids away from the swamp.
You mean like a Jason Voorhees or something?
Something like that.
When I was eight, I lived in this town called Glen Echo. Our ghost story is about this man named Leslie Vernon...
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Adam Green delivers more of the same with his deliriously sadistic sequel to his "throwback" horror hit of 2007. Dedicated followers of the horror genre will take delight in some of the casting and in the admittedly hilarious over the top gore gags, but in truth there's not that much going on here. The movie is fun, but quite forgettable. The humour is hit and miss; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Green doesn't do too much establishing of the environment here, instead focusing on pace, action, and making the audience howl and clap in appreciation.
He brings back his character Marybeth (iconic horror hottie Danielle Harris inherits the role from Tamara Feldman) who's survived the rampage of Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) and made it back to civilization, where she confronts slimy businessman Reverend Zombie (Tony Todd) about what she's learned is a connection between her and old Vic. She then ventures back into the swamp to try to put an end to Vics' days, and Zombie agrees to go along (albeit for his own reasons), in the company of a group of heavily armed, but not too bright, hunters who were bought off pretty cheap. Also tagging along is Marybeths' concerned uncle Bob (Tom Holland, the director of "Fright Night" and "Child's Play", in a good-sized acting role).
The mindless violence in this movie *is* quite entertaining, although the viewer will have to sit through a fair amount of set-up and introduction to some less than completely interesting characters. Filling out the cast with familiar faces from the genre is not exactly a fresh gimmick, but horror fans may be still attracted to seeing them all here. Harris is appealing, as always, Todd gets a lot to do this time (he was wasted in a cameo role the first time around) and is a total hoot, and Holland is rather good (buffs will know that he began his career as an actor). Also appearing are Parry Shen (returning from the first movie, but playing a different role), R.A. Mihailoff, and AJ Bowen, with director John Carl Buechler reprising his part as area local Jack Cracker.
If you enjoyed "Hatchet" no. 1, chances are you'll have a fairly good time with part 2. At least it's not pretending to be more than it is, a goofy horror comedy that delivers blood by the bucketful.
Seven out of 10.
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