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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 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 (75) »

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Terror Goes Old School See more »

Genres:

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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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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Trivia

A hatchet, per definition, is a small axe with a single bit, or blade. Thus, the poster image axe is not, in fact, a hatchet. See more »

Goofs

When the older man get his leg bitten by an alligator as the tour boat is sinking, one of the girls makes the comment that with his blood in the water, the area will become an alligator feeding frenzy. However, alligators don't hunt by blood scent, as sharks do, so the man's blood in the water would make no difference. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Can you see anything from up there?
Marcus: I can see there ain't no dead elephant man gonna kill me!
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Alternate Versions

The unrated Director's cut has one full minute of extra gore that the MPAA forced the filmmakers to cut out for the theatrical release. See more »

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Referenced in The Tivo (2009) See more »

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I Don't Want To Wait
Written by Paula Cole
Vocals by Terri Caldwell
Performed by Mark Faden, Toby Caldwell, and Todd Caldwell
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A letdown.
7 September 2007 | by joerg-nezmeskalSee all my reviews

OK, the movie was OK. But what is all that hype about. Let's be serious for a moment. The gore was fine, some of the characters were fun, the setting was creepy and the movie showed boobs galore! But besides that the movie isn't really impressing. The background-story involving the monster, slasher whatever is very dull, the jokes are hit-and-miss most of the time and there is no tension or suspense or whatever. Sorry, the movie didn't worked on me as a kind of flashback to the old 80's slashers, 'cause these movie at least tried to take itself serious and tried to build up some tension (ok, most of the time they failed, but they did in a fun way). Here they go once more for cheap laughs then for thrills. So after all it was nothing spectacular, just one more parody on the genre, like "severance", the far more clever "behind the mask" and a lot of other similar movies. Surely not the reinvention of the genre as a lot of nerds seem to see it.


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