If you didn’t already know this Hatchet was one of the best horror flicks of 2006. It got critical acclaim from nearly every horror website (almost a little overboard though if you ask me) and it’s villain Victor Crowley has been compared to such icons as Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers. Now I’m not sure he deserves that much praise yet but the film’s director Adam Green sure deserves props for casting Friday the 13th’s Kane Hodder(Jason) as the big deformed Hillbilly.
As mush as I dug the first Hatchet I can’t say it had too much in the originality category, it’s story was pretty standard but it had one thing going for it-great old school gore. So when it was announced that there was going to a a Hatchet 2 I was naturally excited to see if the sequel could keep the tradition going in a reputable way and so far it’s looking like it’s not going to disappoint! We’re even seeing the return once again of Candyman’s Tony Todd.
Supposedly this one is going theatrical-though I can only assume that it’s a limited run I have a feeling it’s going to end up hitting theaters here in Portland Oregon. Check out the first clip from Hatchet 2 that was just released online today..
The official trailer too…