Hatchet (DVD, 2007, Unrated Director's Cut) Complete With Slipcover And Insert
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What a movie
What a grate movie going back to old school horror. I loved every min of it. I love old school horror more then new horror. This is a must see for any horror fan.
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Not very entertaining!
Characters weren't very entertaining, poor storyline, worst one made of all 3 movies.
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It is what it says it is. "Old school American horror." The plot is straight out of the 80's Slasher genre. A group of generaly unlikeable tourists are fooling enough to pay money to go on a tour of a haunted swamp. Low & behold, they end up stranded & running afoul a deformed murderous psycho. Who would've thought? It was made as a throw-back to the '80's horror movies. It shows killings for the sake of gore & women taking off their clothes for the sake of showing nudity. But, you already know that this is what you're going to be watching as soon as you look at the DVD case. The swamp scenery is great, as is the atmosphere. The characters are borderline obnoxious, but that probably is intentional. So, I'd reccomend it to anyone who enjoyed the '80's horror movies. I grew up in that era. "Hatchet" is a decent movie, and to me, a refreshing throw-back film. One knock on it that can be said about very many modern horror movies is the throwing up. I suppose it's supposed to add to the terror that the victoms are going through. But, I'm tired of that. I love horror movies & blood & guts don't bother me at all. Nor does alcohol/drug abuse, nudity or foul language. But, I'm sitting there eating a pizza & watching this movie. And for no apparent reason this guy starts throwing up. It doesn't even gross me out anymore. It just makes me angry. It's just a pet-peeve of mine. Other than that, it's a decent horror movie.Read full review
AWESOME !!!! A Throwback to 80's Slashers !!!! BRAVO
In the Post-Scream era, it's been tough for Horror Filmmakers to create effective slasher movies. Yet the Genre rose from the ashes with masterpieces, and the far less reputable slasher flick has been reinvigorated in the last couple of years by a group of talented "fans-turned-filmmakers". Eli Roth injected satire on contemporary American Foreign Policy into the mix with the 'Hostel' films; Rob Zombie fused Horror conventions with those of the Western for the Masterful 'The Devil's Rejects' and Scott Glosserman deconstructed slasher clichés with wit and irony in the self-conscious 'Behind the Mask'. Now we have Adam Green's 'Hatchet', a horror movie in tradition of 'Friday the 13th' and its imitators that pretends the last ten years never happened. It plays its conventions straight; which ultimately yields its own rewards. It won't win any converts to the genre; but for people who are already fans 'Hatchet' delivers the goods and then some, and Green's honest passion for the form in which he's working is admirable. 'Hatchet' plot is a stripped-down premise with just enough story to motivate the carnage: a group of strangers gather on a boat tour of Louisiana's Haunted Swamps, only to become stranded in an area allegedly occupied by the region's Most Notorious Monster. The Killer, Victor Crowley, may or may not be a Ghost. The legend is that he was killed by his own father in a horrible accident, but now, alive or not, he's on a Rampage in the Swamps. Green supplies a cross-section of victims, from a middle-aged couple to a pair of beautiful soft-core porno actresses (thus justifying the film's obligatory gratuitous nudity), each set remain particularly engaging. They're mostly a shrill lot that range from the ineffectual to the aggressively stupid. Green aims for humor in their scatological banter; the vulgarity is nearly as colorful and clever as that in the similarly profane 'Superbad'. Once Victor Crowley enters the action and starts killing people off one by one in classic slasher style, Green's intentions become clear. This isn't a horror film like 'Halloween' or 'Psycho' that operates on suspense; it's a body count movie like the 'Friday the 13th' sequels; in which anticipation is the key. We don't fear for these characters' lives, we wait for them to die — and we want to see them die as disgustingly as possible, both because most of them are so annoying and because it gives 'Hatchet' it's chance to exhibit its true strength; some extremely inventive and graphic special effects. The gore is by none other than John Carl Buechler, an FX veteran (and, appropriately enough, the director of one of the better 'Friday the 13th' films) who knows his stuff. The murders here are genuinely clever and shocking, no small feat in an era when the 'Hostel' and 'Saw' franchises have 'set-the-bar'. The killings are also fun; in spite of the gruesomeness. 'Hatchet' is abstracted from reality (as opposed to the aforementioned 'Hostel' and 'Saw' films) yet 'Hatchet' retains it's disturbingly gruesome qualities. It's a rollercoaster ride, pure and simple; and once it's going it's a great time. Green lifts from a bunch of early '80s slasher flicks, from 'The Burning' to Tobe Hooper's underrated 'The Funhouse', and his obvious affection for the genre is infectious. His enthusiasm seeps in, so that even when plotting appears routine and the dialogue obvious, the movie has an energy that carries the viewer. Well-Done !!!!Read full review