When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare. As they attempt to find a way out of the swamp they come across the Crowley house, the former home of Victor Crowley, a hideously deformed boy killed in tragic circumstances. It soon becomes apparent that the legend of Victor Crowley is much more than just a story and soon the group find themselves hunted by a killer more hideous and terrifying than they could ever have imagined.
Enjoyable old school horror.
- Hatchet review by Shatner's Bassoon
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Hatchet is pretty much exactly as described on the DVD cover an "old school american horror". The storyline is paper thin, a group of Mardi Gras tourists become stranded after their boat crashes on a ghost tour of the swamps. Stuck in the woods they are picked off one by one by a crazed and deformed killer named Victor Crowley. The film is very much is the same vein as horror classics like 'Friday the 13th' and 'Halloween', there's plenty of gore, a few decent jump in your seat moments, some genuinely funny moments and a retro style abrupt ending. If you like gory horror films then this is well worth a rental.
This film does exactly what it says on the tin, although its not the best horror film i've ever seen it's also not the worst. There are some excellent scenes of graphic violence, severly lacking in some modern day horrors.
Also look out for cameos by the actors who played Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and the Cancy Man!