Excerpt: A fan-service series that trades only in tongue-in-cheek winks to its hardcore target audience, Adam Green’s Hatchet films are anything but frightening. That remains true of Hatchet III , which is scripted by Green but helmed by long-time cameraman BJ McDonnell. McDonnell brings slightly more aesthetic competence, but no more scares, to the ongoing saga of Victor Crowley, a slashed-face Elephant Man mutant who haunts a New Orleans swamp and wields the titular weapon, as...
Conclusion: I'm sure there are longtime Hatchet fans who will cheer the gory excesses of this third entry in the series, but more general horror audiences will probably be put off by how little this film has to offer otherwise. After a while—and this time comes in every horror lover's heart—bloody mayhem alone just isn't enough to sustain interest. Enjoying Hatchet III , then, is a matter of expectation. Company matters too.
Conclusion: Hatchet III is more of the same, though for fans of the franchise up to this point that's not a bad thing. It's not even really trying to bring anything new to the genre but it does what it does well, offering up remarkable levels of old school gore and some freakishly creative murder set pieces. The cast is enjoyable, the movie shows some nice technical polish and Dark Sky's Blu-ray looks and sounds great.
Blu-ray Review: Hatchet III – Unrated Director’s Cut
Geeks of Doom
13 August 2013
Excerpt: The latest installment of Adam Green ‘s extra-bloody slasher movie saga Hatchet III has arrived in full force on Blu-ray, but unlike the first two movies, Green did not direct this one. He both wrote and produced the new movie, but decided prior to filming to hand directing duties off to newcomer BJ McDonnell – Green’s cinematographer on the first two Hatchet movies.
Excerpt: Seriously, how many people out there can rattle off many good third entries in a feature film franchise or at least halfway decent attempts? Any takers? They say that by the third time around a movie franchise usually wears out its welcome. Third time’s not always the charm when it comes to films.
Excerpt: For Hatchet III , BJ McConnell, taking over from Adam Green as director, continues the series's tradition of cartoonish ultra-gore set in Louisiana's wetlands. Again, it all begins where the preceding film left off, with Marybeth (Danielle Harris) battling the murderous Victor Crawley (Kane Hodder), who haunts a backwoods New Orleans swamp and decimates anyone who crosses his path.
Excerpt: Marybeth (Danielle Harris) denkt dat Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) eindelijk dood is. Maar een geest kan eigenlijk niet gedood worden en het duurt niet lang voordat Crowley weer bloedbaden achterlaat in het Honey Island moeras. Terwijl politie agenten en een SWAT team hem proberen uit te schakelen neemt reporter Amanda (Caroline Williams) contact op met Marybeth. Amanda denkt namelijk te weten hoe Crowley voor eens en voor altijd uitgeschakeld kan worden...