Hold on to all of your pieces.

Hatchet 2

Rated: UR
Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 2010

Danielle Harris - Halloween 4; The Last Boys Scout; Rob Zombie's Halloween
Tony Todd - Candyman; Final Destination
Kane Hodder - Hard bodies; Friday the 13th 7-10
Written and Directed By Adam Green Hatchet; Frozen; Chillerama 

DVD Extras:
Run Time: 85 minutes
Story:  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.

Victor Crowley
Hatchet II premiered in Europe on August 26, 2010 as part of London's Frightfest. The film was released unrated in 68 theaters across the United States by AMC Theaters as part of their AMC Independent program on October 1, 2010. The film was scheduled to be released in Toronto and Montreal theaters in Canada on the same day, but it was pulled because it was not rated by the cities' provincial rating agencies. The film was also pulled from U.S. theaters on October 4. Details of why are sketchy and the MPAA, who have been widely believed to be responsible in some way, would not comment. Hatchet II was released on DVD and Blu-ray February 1, 2011. And I have finally received a copy for Christmas. I could not wait to rip this bad boy open.

The last time I watched a movie that was "banned" or had so much of an uproar in the states it turned out to be the one movie that changed my life. That little movie was "Evil Dead"! I could not wait to rent it on VHS none the less. Now I'm not saying that Hatchet will change your life but some young teenager just getting into  horror movies may see it different. Adam Green said that he made Hatchet as a throw back to the early 80's slasher flick. It was all about the death scenes and not so much the plot.

Tony Todd

These movies don't disappoint when it comes to the killings. For example when Victor Crowley was beating a helpless victim to death with the blunt end of his hatchet you would think he is done but no he just keeps going! And the camera work gives it to you in a glorious brutal way! 

And of course the kills keep coming. The big difference this time around was a much stronger plot. Filling in the holes left behind from the first one. In fact the ending to the first Hatchet made me so mad. To me it was the only bad part of the movie. But this movie picks up where that one left off. So already I was in a better mood.

Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris replaced Tamara Feldman as Marybeth. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I like Harris but she wined her way through a few scenes and I found my self telling her to shut up! The rest of the cast is a who's who in horror. And they all fit well together teaming up for some great scenes together.

I could go on and on about this movie and how much I did enjoy it. In fact I would have to say it was an improvement over the first. The kills made it worth while so if you like the first one or have never heard about these movie's but like 80's fun loving no plot killing machine slasher flick. Then you owe it to your self to watch Hatchet 2.

The film itself looks great with a strong plot and a great cast that works well together leaving the fan to love or hate this movie. For this fan its a love fest. Now to sit and wait for parts 3 and 4. As for Victor Crawly he deserves to be up there with Jason and Freddy.

4 Bloody Brains out of 5

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