Hatchet III

2013

Hatchet III

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39%

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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

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Cast

Kane Hodder
as Victor Crowley
Zach Galligan
as Sheriff Fowler
Robert D. Doqui
as Deputy Winslow
Cody Blue Snider
as Schneiderman
Jason Trost
as Hamilton
Parry Shen
as Andrew
Jamal Dennis
as Fire Department Official #1
Thomas Hyde
as Deputy #2
Sarah Elbert
as Secretary
Eric Ericsson
as SWAT Officer Stratemeier
Nito Larioza
as Random SWAT Officer
Guy Fernandez
as Deputy Ralston
Sid Haig
as Abbott MacMullen
Felipe Savahge
as Head Chop Cop
Jared Depasquale
as Ripped in Half Deputy
Michael Papajohn
as Deputy Rick
Jeff Brockton
as Face Slice SWAT
Zach Gowen
as Leg Hack SWAT
Robert Diago DoQui
as Deputy Winslow
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Critic Reviews for Hatchet III

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

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

    Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • There's something curiously underwhelming about the blood-soaked mayhem on display in Hatchet III.

    Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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

    Jun 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 13, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The crowd that likes these things will certainly be psyched. Everyone else, not so much.

    Jun 13, 2013 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 13, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    AV Club
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hatchet III

  • Oct 10, 2015
    This is a considerable improvement over Hatchet 2. I don't even know what it was that made this film so much better than its prequel, because, essentially, they're the same exact film with very little that's actually different. But, I don't know, I thought the film was better paced than Hatchet 2, the horror/gore was, obviously, very over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek. I wouldn't call this a parody of slasher films, but it does poke fun at some of the tropes. Like, for example, how a lot of these monsters keep coming back film after film, no matter how devastating an end they met in the previous film. The film plays with that here and it's actually probably one of the more important elements of the film, in how you actually get rid of Victor Crowley. While how they did end up getting rid of him might seem stupid, particularly considering everything that was done to him, it actually makes sense within the context of what the film is trying to do, so I had no problem with that. Maybe I'm overrating the film, but I honestly had quite a bit of fun watching this film. It's not what you would call a great horror movie, and it was never actually meant to be one. But as far as quick, doesn't overstay its welcome diversion, then it works pretty damn well to be honest. Another reason I think I'm overrating this film is the fact that Sid Haig made an awesome cameo appearance in this film. His appearance definitely made the film a little bit better to me and, without him, it's very likely that I'd have given the film 2.5 star rating. It's not that I didn't have fun, but Haig's appearance made the film better than it would've been without him. And it's not even a cameo that goes more than five minutes. With that said, I think I still would've enjoyed the film in a more B-movie type of way, even if I didn't give it a good rating. There's a lot of gore, duh, and it's obviously completely over-the-top, just what you would expect. The film is surprisingly well paced for this type of film. Like there's a good balance of gore and 'story'. Not that there's honestly much of a story to speak of, but it is there and they find a good balance between those two elements to make sure that the film doesn't peak early. So that was cool. The film, obviously, has its comedic elements and it's clear that this isn't meant to be taken seriously in the slightest. So I enjoyed this movie. It's got good gore and good tongue-in-cheek tone. Hatchet fans will definitely enjoy this one. It's a fun time.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2015
    Surprisingly better than than Hatchet 2. Hatchet 3 seems the return of Victor Crowley who after presumably killed by Marybeth, has resurrected because of a voodoo curse. Marybeth is arrested as the suspect of the Honey Island Swamp masscare, at the same time a nosy journalist tells her the only way to break the curse is to give Crowley what he wants. At the same time, police officers, paramedics and swat teams were sent to the swamp to find out what's happened after Crowley resurrected. Bolder and Cheekier than the first two films, Hatchet 3 was a fun ride from the beginning to the end. I really do hope Hatchet can become a franchise like Friday the 13th.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2014
    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.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2014
    I'm not expecting high art from 'The Hatchet' series. Green is attempting a throwback to the Friday the 13th series of the 80's and for the most part he succeeds. It helps that he throws in a lot of horror movie homages and old cult actors and goes to town with the gore. However unlike the recent horror remakes such as 'Last House' and 'The Hills have Eyes' this series never takes itself seriously and even though it's very bloody the whole thing comes across as very tongue in cheek. This series can probably go on forever as there doesn't seem to be any way to kill Victor Crowley but as long as Green keeps the in-jokes intact and has fun with it there's no reason we won't still be enjoying 'Hatchet X'!
    David S Super Reviewer

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