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Victor Crowley Lives Again
Picking up right where the original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher.
Ok, so this is basically how this plays out:
- Opening gore: guy gets decapitated by his own intestines.
-Lots of blablabla with useless backstory and bucketloads of Tony Todd's wonderful voice.
- Bunch of rednecks accompany the 'I have one facial expression' lead actress. I'm falling asleep here.......and then:
FACE BASHING!! FACE MULCHING!! MOST HOLARIOUS SEX SCENE EVER!! bit of plot DECAPITATIONS!! CASTRATION BY THE BIGGEST CHAINSAW EVER!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!! SPIDERS!! DEATH BY SANDPAPER!! bit of plot WHY DOES THE BAD GUY LOOK LIKE SLOTH FROM THE GOONIES!! huh...plot twist?? MORE HATCHET CHOPPING!! OH MY GOD AN AUTHENTIC SPINE PULLING SCENE!! OH MY GOD IT'S JUST AMAZ ...oh..it's over...
Good, clean, wholesome family fun.
Not a big fan of the Marybeth cast change. However Adam Green is great at giving us a story with characters you grow to like, only to watch them all die. Some very creative ways to use a Hatchet, some really funny moments, and a good sequel to the original. I like part 2, but I really like part 1.
"You gotta be fucking kidding me!"
Man, these movies are really boring in the first two thirds. The first kill comes at the 53 minute mark, again not counting some quick gory bits at the beginning, like a jaw being ripped off and a head being split in half vertically. Those 53 minutes, bar the gory bits of course, are so uneventful and stupid that I was ready to call this one of the worst movies I've seen in quite some time. The only mildly intriguing thing was Danielle Harris' right eyebrow. There's even less boobs than in the first. But once the blood starts covering the trees, the movie has a better footing and is a hell of a…
I still haven’t seen the first Hatchet film but the sequel is still easy enough to follow without prior knowledge, particularly as the film gives a quick origin story to the legend of Victor Crowley. This Adam Green movie is a throwback to the type of slasher movies that favoured inventive kills and a knowing tone rather than coherent plotting and building an effective atmosphere. Whilst I prefer out and out horror films rather than these horror-comedy hybrids I sort of enjoyed Hatchet II simply for its gusto in delivering over the top and implausible murder sequences.
Heads split in half, strangulation by intestines and jaws being ripped off - the film features more exaggerated killings in its opening ten…
Sometimes, as humans, we love things too much. These things probably don't deserved to be loved this much, but we do it anyway. These things should be measured on a scale beyond 'Good or Bad'.
This is how I feel about the Hatchet franchise.
Hatchet 2 is bloody marvellous. With emphases on the bloody.
Come on, you hatchet-faced fuck!
Call me crazy but I loved this schlockfest. It's a fun send off of 80s horror films with over-the-top hilarious gore and average-to-bad acting. The movie actually does have genuinely funny moments mixed in with the bad taste. Even when it goes for serious moments, it goes out of it's way for it to be so bad it's good. However, this film and it's predecessor aren't "saving horror" by any means like some reviews claim.
Figuring out why each actor was cast is almost as entertaining as the film itself. Almost every actor is from an iconic or cult horror film. It's like watching a horror film convention. You have the obvious from the…
Nach dem Adam Green's Hatchet zum Überraschungserfolg bei Fans und Genrekritikern wurde, wollte der Regisseur ursprünglich kein Sequel drehen, tat es dann aber vier Jahre nach Release des Originals aus Liebe zu den Fans doch. Am Rezept hat sich nichts verändert. Literweise Blut, ein Haufen abgetrennter Gliedmaßen, geschmacklose Gags und ein paar nackte Hupen. Kann man damit den Liebhaber des Horrorfilms etwas schlechtes antun? Die Antwort liegt nahe: NEIN!
Marybeth kehrt als einzige Überlebende des Crowley-Massakers in die Stadt zurück und berichtet von ihren Erlebnissen. Sumpftouristenführer Reverend Zombie bietet nicht ganz uneigennützig seine Hilfe an und organisiert eine Bürgerwehr um Victor Crowley entgültig auszulöschen. Ja storytechnisch hat auch das Hatchet-Sequel nicht viel zu bieten. Zwar wird die Hintergrundgeschichte etwas mehr…
Debatably better than the first. Even better kills, humor, and a genuinely interesting back story to Victor Crowley.
Even funnier than the original. And just as cartoonishly gory. Danielle Harris was great in the lead. And AJ Bowen nailed possibly the funniest sex scene in a slasher movie.
What can I say about this movie that I haven't said about the original Hatchet?
When I reviewed Hatchet, I described it as a great throwback to the 80s that felt more like a technical demo than an actual story. That is to say, the effects were perfect but the acting was mediocre and the story barely existent. If I were to compare Hatchet II to it... Well, in many ways, it's better. In others, not so much.
Hatchet 2 has an even simpler story, if you can believe it. Most of it is a recap of what happened to Victor Crowley and the rest is a very silly attempt at getting rid of him. The acting is still 50-50;…
Pixels & Reels Spooky Season
A not to be overlooked slasher sequel that ramps up the gore but also the lore of Victor Crowley.
Extra points for the addition of scream queen Danielle Harris, who always makes a film worth checking out.
Slow build up but it gave me everything I wanted to see by the end!
A very very solid sequel. The cast is great and the kills are fucking out of this world. Just as good, if not a little better than the first.
Just a mean-spirited, weirdly bitter follow-up to a film that was - comparatively, at least - joyous and entertaining. The humor throughout is tonally bizarre, the incredibly low budget evident in every single frame of the film.
I wanted to revisit this because I didn't care for it initially, and I'd recently revisited the first Hatchet, and generally - based off the Movie Crypt podcast (and the strengths of The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, Frozen, and Digging Up the Marrow) - I was hoping I'd perhaps misjudged it initially. But it turns out the film's just as distressing to revisit, piling on an obscene amount of gore even in the R-rated version (the only iteration available on Amazon), and carving…
Hatchet II manages to best the original in just about every way. It has overall a better cast (not only the addition of Danielle Harris, but also bringing Tony Todd directly into the mix is a big plus), the story has a bit more purpose and is slightly more unique, and the kills are way more creative and fun.
The gore effects are still good old-fashioned splattering, and the pace is brisk.
If you enjoy the first film (which I do, despite finding it a tad overrated), the second film is a rip-roaring good time.
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