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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel David Moore ... Ben
Amara Zaragoza ... Marybeth Dunstan (as Tamara Feldman)
Deon Richmond ... Marcus
Kane Hodder ... Victor Crowley / Mr. Crowley
Mercedes McNab ... Misty
Parry Shen ... Shawn
Joel Murray ... Doug Shapiro
Joleigh Fiore ... Jenna (as Joleigh Fioreavanti)
Richard Riehle ... Jim Permatteo
Patrika Darbo ... Shannon Permatteo
Robert Englund ... Sampson
Joshua Leonard ... Ainsley
Tony Todd ... Reverend Zombie
John Carl Buechler ... Jack Cracker (as John Buechler)
Rileah Vanderbilt ... 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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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (Italy) See more »

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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)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Flawed but surprisingly entertaining
12 September 2007 | by zoink zeuberSee all my reviews

Over-the-Top Gory and Violent Louisiana Swamp Slasher Comedy.

Good: The cast and acting works. Well above average for the genre. The violence and gore is mostly kept on-screen and in focus. No CGI, just good old special effects. Extra points for real vomiting. While this is a pretty gory movie, it is actually a comedy, with varying degrees of success. The violence serves as a comedic aspect parallel to the jokes. And it works, for the most part.

The killings, that is.

Bad: The verbal humor is admittedly also better than average for the genre, but it gets too much for my taste. This movie doesn't even try to be scary, and the cast are yapping on, sit-com style, throughout the movie. Luckily they haven't screwed it up as much as they could have, and the verbal humor does serve as a build-up to hysterical bursts of laughter during the killing scenes. It works and is funny at times, but it's just too much overall.

The villain's back story is thin, goofy and uninteresting. Crowley himself works sometimes, but sometimes not. He's certainly no new Jason or Michael in my opinion.

However, despite all its flaws, I felt entertained. While there are much fewer and "shorter" killings in this film, I can't remember seeing something this in-your-face gory since Braindead. The over-the-top gore and the sickly hilarious ways in which it's presented are this movie's strong points, while the plot and (partially) the humor are its weak points.


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