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.
A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy, and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
While staying at a cabin in the woods during the weekend, three teenage kids discover their neighbor is 'feeding' guests to her zombie family. In short order, the battle is on as the kids fight to save themselves and their family.
Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.
Gary J. Tunnicliffe
This movie was unveiled as a complete surprise to a sold out theater of fans on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California. Billed as a "Hatchet 10th Anniversary Event", the audience was shocked, and gave their first boisterous standing ovation of the night when Adam Green announced that they were really about to see a brand new Hatchet film that had been made in secret over the last two years. Green had done a similar surprise unveiling with his film, Digging Up the Marrow (2014), which was rumored to be "an art documentary" until first playing as a surprise during Harry Knowles' annual Buttnumbathon festival in Austin, Texas, in December 2013. While some early reviews of this movie referenced Blair Witch (2016), (originally titled The Woods) as having done a surprise unveiling first, Green had done the stunt first with Digging Up the Marrow (2014) two years earlier. See more »
So, where in New York are you from?
Let me guess, the accent gives it away? Staten Island, actually. You ever been?
*Whispered* Oh, you gotta go. *Normal Tone* It's the jewel of the East Coast, my man. It's gorgeous.
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Adam Green is quite possibly the most talented director working in the horror field today. His films are always loads of fun, with subtle touches of humor like the hillbilly in Hatchet 1 drinking from a plastic urinal bottle, offhanded details that are easily missed if you don't pay attention. Of course there's plenty of not so subtle humor as well, especially in the Hatchet films which are Grand Guignol at its most extreme.
Those little touches are just part of the tapestry Green weaves, using every weapon in a film maker's arsenal. VICTOR CROWLEY could serve as a film school model of how to use sound and how to frame a shot for maximum effect.
There isn't a weak role in the script and every actor hits just the right tone. The acting is dead on perfect all around and the casting is sublime. Laura Ortiz is adorable as a feisty little sexpot, Dave Sheridan nails the hungry actor wannabe, Parry Shen shows great range. Too many to name them all, the entire cast is excellent.
Green's directorial skills are matched by his writing. Humor in horror is tricky. If you're making a horror film with humor, as opposed to a horror-themed comedy, it's easy to lose your balance, and too many directors cheapen their films with sophomoric one liners. Victor Crowley is loaded with very smart humor, some of it dark, some character-based.
The cinematography and sets are topnotch. The special efx are fantastic. One in particular is worth the price of admission... I'll say no more than that.
If you can't stomach gory efx, this film is definitely not for you. For fans, it's a gourmet feast.
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