Hatchet III Reviews
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.
VERDICT: "Not So Hot" - [Negative Reaction] These films are truly terrible films. They are not the worst things ever made, but they are definitely awful and should not be seen by anyone. (Films that are rated 1.5 or 2 stars)
"Hatchet III" was set up as 'man's belief that he can maintain or regain control over anything he faces- including the supernatural or impossible-only to realize it just may be a delusional assumption'. After all Victor Crowley systematically eviscerates strike forces and government officials with rabid savagery. At moments it seems to only cover the fact that the writing may not hold up within the story or the fact that it may have been written with more insecurity to the script than desired. Kind of like "sky flowers" for the audience to distract from a flimsy story line. Can't really say but as I was hearing the set up to finally putting Crowley to rest I felt a little "brake squeaking" moment in the back of my mind-especially considering only moments earlier it was made very clear that there was no killing the monster that was Victor Crowley. However considering the last breath of the film, that original clarity, of Crowley's inability to die, may very well hold up. I sure hope so because, all negative aspects aside, I really do enjoy the "Hatchet" films and they seem to embody the original spirit of the slasher genre set forth in the 80's. And the kills scenes and gory effects are awesome. Even if the blood and gore look a little more pumpkin-y prefab than I would like to see splattered across my nightmares.
In all aspects, within the "Hatchet" mythos, "Hatchet III" stands as close to solid as a sequel to the original and even the lesser affective "Part II". There isn't much in the lines of character build here but somehow I didn't mind because the cast was stellar and visceral onslaught was a true gruesome spectacle to see. Even with the kind of flat finally between Marybeth and Crowley which really does beg the question "why did crazy blogger lady just join in and dust this sh*t in part two?" I mean she seemed to be crotch rocket strapped to the whole Honey Island legend and Victor Crowley thing so why wasn't she up in the sh*t earlier in the story. Maybe I missed something. Which is a good reason for me to watch this along with "I " and "II" over and over again. "Hatchet" really does provide much desired blood into the fictionalized slasher genre that somehow the very human psycho killer just doesn't give us.
- 'Hatchet 3' is a 2013 slasher film written by Adam Green (Hatchet saga, Frozen) and directed by BJ McDonnell. Logically, it forms the third installment in the gruesome 'Hatchet'-franchise, starring the deformed serial killer Victor Crowley. The series is known for its explicit gore and violence. I must say I've enjoyed this movie more than the second one. The story takes of where the previous one had ended and shows a final confrontation between Victor Crowley and Marybeth Dunston. Reappearing cast members are Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Friday the 13th films) and Danielle Harris (Halloween franchise, Urban Legend). Added to the cast are Zach Galligan (Gremlins films) and Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Leprechaun 3). And cameo's from legendary Sid Haig (House of a 1000 Corpses, Foxy Brown) and Joel David Moore (Hatchet, Avatar). Some Legends Never Die...
It had been a peaceful day in the Jefferson Parish Police Station after the Mardi Grass Festival, when suddenly a blood-soaked Marybeth Dunston (Harris) walks in, carrying a rifle and a piece of human head. She surrenders to Sheriff Fowler (Galligan) and tells him about the two massacres by local legend Victor Crowley (Hodder) that took place at Honey Island Swamp. While the police heads to the swamp to investigate, Marybeth is placed in a cell where she is visited by Fowler's ex-wife Amada (Williams), who is a journalist and Victor Crowley expert. The woman claims that the terror of the mutilated killer will never be over, unless he gets what he wants: his father's ashes. Together they go and seek Victor's only living relative, the crazy Abbott McMullen (Haig).