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I’m going to pretend Halloween is not over, because in my heart it never is and I refuse to believe otherwise.
On with this week’s pick; I went for another slasher because I’ve been all over them this month. My chosen film this week was actually suggested by director-producer-writer and all around cool guy Dave Ricci (@davidfossricci on Twitter). A comedy-slasher that was followed by a couple of sequels this week’s pick is Hatchet.
The film takes place in New Orleans, which if you’re into the history of voodoo the location will have already grabbed your attention. During a tour of “haunted swamps” a group of attendees find themselves lost,stranded and scared in the wilderness. If lost in the wilderness doesn’t already spell trouble the tourists find themselves being terrorized by a hatchet loving killer.
The Bayou based film’s villain “Victor Crowley” certainly became a favourite for me. And not just because his last name brought out my not so secret Supernatural fangirl, but because the killer is played by a horror legend Kane Hodder who is best known as Jason Voorhees in films 7-10. I had a few other fan girl moments when I saw Robert Englund (fellow horror legend, Freddy Krueger) and everyone;s favourite blonde bimbo vampire Harmony (Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Mercedes McNab).
The trailer for the film actually makes the slasher look like it’s going to be serious which I was pretty surprised with prior to watching the film.
I’m pretty excited to check out the sequels soon too, a marathon is in order.
9 hatchets out of 10
Who Should Watch?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans