MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 557 this week

Hatchet III (2013)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 3,226 users   Metascore: 25/100
Reviews: 27 user | 88 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (characters)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 10 Sep 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hatchet III (2013)

Hatchet III (2013) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hatchet III.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hatchet II (2010)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd
Lake Placid (1999)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Horror-Comedy about a man-eating crocodile loose in the lake.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt
Tremors (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter
Feast (2005)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Director: John Gulager
Stars: Navi Rawat, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra
Piranha 3D (2010)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body, but he accidentally brings him back to life. Jason wants revenge and Tommy must defeat him once and for all!

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Glosserman
Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein
Critters (1986)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush
Fright Night (1985)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse
Severance (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down by crazed killers.

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Sheriff Fowler
...
Amanda
...
Andrew
...
Deputy Winslow
...
Tyler Hawes
...
Schneiderman
...
Dougherty
...
Randy
...
Hamilton
...
Elbert
...
Jim
Jamal Dennis ...
Fire Department Official #1
...
Deputy #2 (as Thomas 'Tah' Hyde)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This Legend Never Dies See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong bloody horror violence, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Qatar)  »

Also Known As:

Hatchet III  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the characters in this movie are named after crew members from the original Hatchet (2006) film. SWAT team member "Mikaela Dougherty" is named after Adam Green's friend and Trick 'r Treat (2007) director Michael Dougherty. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: I knew that you were real. I came to save you.
See more »

Connections

References The Friendly Ghost (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail, Genocide
Written by Dave Brockie, Jizmak the Gusha (as B. Roberts), Beefcake The Mighty (as C. Orr), Balsac the Jaws of Death (as M. Derks) and C. Smoot
Performed by Gwar (as GWAR)
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Green reconnects with his footing
14 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a horror franchise takes a turn for the worst, it scarcely ever catches itself and rebounds back to quality entertainment for its sequels. This reason is precisely why I'm so stunned that I'm awarding Hatchet III three stars. I'm reminded of its predecessor, a dull and gory affair that emphasized on the monotony of the horror genre, and showed that even if you bill yourself as a favorable homage to the films of the eighties that you'll need to work on not having familiarity breed contempt.

Hatchet III, however, is simply fun as we revisit (and hopefully for the final time) the swamps of New Orleans where Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) lives. Crowley is a deformed killer who exists to haunt the swamps in search of his father's remains. We begin immediately where Hatchet II left off (just like with that film, respectively), where Marybeth (Marybeth Dunston) escapes the swamplands only to be arrested at the police station for coming in bloodied and with a weapon after fighting off Crowley. However, Crowley is still alive in the woods, and accompanied by an investigative journalist who is blacklisted for believing in the man and a police officer, Marybeth and the rest of the police force venture out to the swamps to take out Crowley once and for all.

Hatchet II was a little redundant and smothering with its endless obsession with gore and violence, and its dizzying plot developments that lacked pacing and suspense. Hatchet III is the closest thing to slowburn horror in the slasher genre I've seen recently, giving the film enough time to build up adequate suspense before the arrival of the long-awaited madman. It's fair to say the "catch the killer" plot with an abundance of police officers and methods of blunt force is overdone and repetitive, but I find this to be is more competent approach to a sequel rather than an approach that truly does bring a hatchet-job to a solid idea.

The film was directed by BJ McDonnell and was penned and financed by the franchise's creator, Adam Green, whose film Frozen I named one of the best horror films of the year in 2010. Green, whatever way you want to slice it (pun intended), he has an incorruptible love for the genre and he's showing it in a way that isn't disrespectful or quietly smarmy. He's making rawer, gorier horror films, that kindly drift away from the overcompensating and redundant confines of the paranormal and exorcism plots that plague theaters every year. Whether or not people get his work, as well, doesn't seem to faze him either. He's just seems to be happy his work is getting around and his love for the horror genre is being expressed accordingly.

The Hatchet franchise has been something of a roller-coaster, but never a burden. All the films run at a concise eighty minutes, give or take, and they all feature enough gore and inanity to satisfy on some level.With the third installment, Green has reconnected with his footing, which is a great mix of gratuitous gore and stable plotting; and, not to mention, terrific performances by the likes of Derek Mears and Sid Haig (who gives probably the best performance since Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects).

Starring: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Derek Mears, and Sid Haig. Directed by: BJ McDonnell.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hatchet IV codyorr
Unrevealed Cast Members? ahsokatano543
List of theatres gfunk1086
I'd be excited...if Adam Green were directing. gamoore0
Is the 3rd movie strictly being made to please small fan base? paradox5000
Hatchet 3 opening song...what should it be?? DarthShaggy
Discuss Hatchet III (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?