Saturday, March 3, 2018

Hatchet Movie Review

Hatchet is a 2006 horror movie directed by Adam Green and starring Joel Moore,Tamara Feldman, Kane Hodder, Robert Englund and Tony Todd.

The movie begins with two guys who are crocodile hunting in a swamp. They are killed by some sort of monster. Cut to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and a group of people are going to visit a so called haunted swamp. They go to see a guy called Rev. Zombie(Todd) who was doing the tours, but has stopped now. He points them in the direction of another guide called Shawn(Parry Shen). Ben(Moore) and his pal Marcus(Deon Richmond)  are going along with two porn actresses called Misty(Mercedes McNab) and Jenna. They are making a movie with dodgy director Doug(Joel Murray). There are an old couple, Jim and Shannon, who are along for the ride.

They go on to the boat which Shawn is in charge of. It becomes obvious that he doesn't have a clue what he is doing. The boat hits a rock and Shawn tries to fix it. It is no good, as the boat gets flooded. They need to get off the boat.They meet a girl called Marybeth(Feldman) whose dad and brother were the two men killed at the beginning. She is looking for them. She tells them that they are in Victor Crowley's woods. She says that Victor was disfigured as a boy and his dad kept him inside at all times. Some teenagers set fire to the Crowley house so he would come out. Victor was locked inside and when his dad tried to break down the door with a hatchet, he killed Victor, who was behind the door. The old man died ten years later. People have disappeared in the swamp.

Jim is injured so they need to get help. They pass by the Crowley house and Victor(Hodder) appears. He kills Jim and Shannon and Marybeth shoots him. It makes little difference. The group look for weapons. They go into his shack. Marybeth finds the dead bodies of her dad and her brother. He kills Shawn and another of the group. Ben stabs him. He wants to fight back and he wants to get gasoline and burn him. Of course, Victor is not dead. They throw the gasoline on him and set him alight. Unfortunately, it rains and the fire is put out. Victor chases Ben, Marcus and Marybeth. He catches Marcus and kills him. Victor runs into a spike and gets impaled. Marybeth and Ben think that they are okay so they go to the boat. Marybeth gets pulled into the water. A hand comes to help her out but it is Crowley who is using Ben's severed hand. She screams....

This movie is just so much fun. I really liked it a lot. I liked the humour and the gore was great!!!
There are some great scenes in this and the whole movie is just enjoyable from start to finish. It was refreshing to see a newer horror movie that reminds me of the older slasher movies like Friday the 13th etc. If you enjoy slashers, as I do, then you will like this. It is entertaining and a must for any horror fan! I recommend it and I give it a 7/10.


Anonymous said...

Another great review Jigsaw. I really liked this movie. It's time for a rewatch!

Amanda said...

Thanks, John. It is great fun! I must rewatch it too!!

Midnight Gore said...

Cool review Jig, thanks. That is a very cool line up in the film. 👍👍👍

Amanda said...

Thanks!!Yes. It's a fun movie and it has so many great moments in it!!!

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