Saturday, January 1, 2011
Dir: Adam Green (Hatchet/Frozen)
Starring: Danielle Harris (Halloween 4+5/ Rob Zombies Halloween), Tony Todd Candyman series)
Kane Hodder (Hatchet/2001 Maniacs/Friday The 13th 7-10), R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3) , Tom Holland (Director: Child's Play)
Well, What can I say about this film without giving away too much? Hatchet 2 truly is what a slasher flick should be and it solidifies Victor Crowley as a true franchise Player right up there with Jason, Michael, Leatherface etc. and I truly hope that this series continues to go on as you can tell that the director Adam Green is above all a fan of the genre as he crafts each of his films with the love for horror that rivals the most avid Gore fanatics out there.
The film starts off right where the first leaves off with Marybeth now played by certified Scream queen Danielle Harris as she is fighting off Crowley while trying to escape the swamp from the prior massacre. She manages to fight free and is saved by a nearby hunter whom takes Mary to his house but, Upon realizing her families ties to the Crowley legend he immediately kicks her out and tells her that if she wants answers she must seek Rev. Zombie. After this brief meeting the body count begins right off the bat when the hunter gets gutted by Victor then choked out with his own intestine, Setting the gruesome tone for the rest of the film.
Oh yeah and did I mention that the hunter found the camcorder of the amateur porn director from the prior film, treating the viewer to some nice T&A before our first kill? well yeah and it's sweet.
I truly recommend this film to all Horror fanatics out there and I cannot praise it enough for doing what it does and that is reviving that childhood feeling of sitting down and being thoroughly entertained by a Slasher done right which is so hard to find these days. Thank you Mr. Green and Victor Crowley for keeping the genre alive, the only thing I can ask for now is that Leslie Vernon resurfaces soon because that is another film I would love to see turned into a franchise bringing Slashers into the future, for the young gore hounds out there with no patience to do the research and sit through the classics.
Overall:8 out of 10