Hatchet III (2013)

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HATCHET III continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). As a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and carnage left behind from the first two films, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) hunts down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades. (c) Dark Sky Films

Rating: R (for pervasive strong bloody horror violence, and for language)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Green
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2013
Runtime:
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Cast


as Marybeth

as Victor Crowley

as Sheriff Fowler

as Hawes

as Deputy Winslow

as Schneiderman

as Randy

as Hamilton

as Elbert

as Andrew

as Fire Department Offi...

as Deputy #2

as Secretary

as SWAT Officer Stratem...

as Random SWAT Officer

as Deputy Ralston

as Drunken Prisoner

as Abbott MacMullen

as Head Chop Cop

as Ripped in Half Deput...

as Deputy Rick

as Face Slice SWAT

as Leg Hack SWAT

as Deputy Winslow
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Critic Reviews for Hatchet III

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

This horror sequel delivers the explicitly bloody mayhem genre fans crave.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

There's something curiously underwhelming about the blood-soaked mayhem on display in Hatchet III.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Will there be a "Hatchet IV''? I shudder to think about it.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

When the title of a movie consists of a number and the name of a tool, expectations are likely to be pretty low. So it feels somewhat incongruous to call "Hatchet III" a disappointment.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The crowd that likes these things will certainly be psyched. Everyone else, not so much.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

As in the earlier installments, the climax comes across as merely one last cliché designed to please gore aficionados who've been schooled on past, superior horror efforts.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hatchet III

Third part in the Hatchet trilogy is a satisfying gory treat that retains the traditional elements of the previous two films, and adds to the story something that is sure to delight fans of the first two films. What makes this film really good is the fact that the filmmakers have cast some terrific horror icons to star in the film. Sid Haig is here along with Danielle Harris and Caroline Williams. The film also boasts impressive gore sequences that will appeal to the most diehard gorehound. Hatchet 3 is an accomplished Slasher film, one that continues the tradition of old school terror in modern times. Although Hatchet creator Adam Green doesn't direct this third effort, he assumes producing duties and hands over the director's chair to BJ McDonnell who crafts a film worthy of the Hatchet banner. This is a fine horror film, one that ranks up there with the year's best horror films. Fans will be pleased with the direction this film is going, and the idea behind its plot is insane and will leave you on the edge of your seat from the last bloody frame. With simple, yet effective idea, McDonnell delivers one of the most exciting Slashers in recent years, and it is a film that if it spells out the end of the Victor Crowley saga, they ended the series on a high note. This is a gory good time that is a must for any horror fan looking for something actually worth seeing. Forget crap like Texas Chainsaw, this is the Slasher film to see this year along with the remake of William Lustig's Maniac. The only complaint here is that Adam Green didn't direct it, but at least he was involved with the project and it made this one standout like the first two. Hatchet 3 may not be perfect, but for what it is, it's a standout horror offering, and for horror fans, that should suffice.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Well first off, It's a Hatchet movie, so of course I'm going to give it 5 stars.
So Hacthet III begins right where the second one left off, and basically the movie follows both Marybeth and some crazy old lady and a S.W.A.T team off in the swamp investigating the murders of Victor Crowley; and yes, Victory Crowley eventually attacks them. Do not expect Danielle Harris to be the main star of this film, however. She isn't in it as much as the second one, and definitely needed more screen time. But just like the first 2, this film is a non-stop gore fest. I really can't compare a Hatchet film based off the violence, they're all the same to me. But this movie is definitely the most "serious" of the Hatchet films, unlike the first 2 that you could almost call Horror-Comedies. I'm not saying this is a Dark and Gritty film, because it does still have humorous and comedic moments, like a pair of balls dangling from a tree. Yeah, you read that right.
But Hatchet III delivers, just like the way it should. There are also quite a bit of unexpected cameos as well, which I will not spoil...including one reoccurring character from the previous films that comes from the open, which I will DEFINITELY not spoil. But overall, Hatchet III is a great finale to the one and only Hatchet franchise. Although it isn't the best of the series, the first will always be the best, I do think it is a slight better than the second. But hey, personally I like all of them just the same.
Now I will not spoil the ending for you, but let's just say, it's the perfect way to end a great Horror movie franchise that will hopefully live on forever.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

Super Reviewer

Hokey trash with a story that was absolute bobbins in the first film and is one step beyond parody here, but Danielle Harris is somehow superb and the ludicrously over-the-top gore effects and high body count, not to mention scant running time, makes the film enjoyable.

danieljparsons
Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

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