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A motley crew of tourists embark on a boat ride of the haunted Louisiana bayous where they learn the terrifying tale of local legend "Victor Crowley"; a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father. But when the boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be real, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their lives...and all of their pieces.
Old school American Horror.
Release Date: April 27, 2006
Runtime: 84 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, nudity and language. (edited for re-rating; previously NC-17 for extreme violence and gore)
Joel Moore ...Ben (as Joel David Moore)
Tamara Feldman ...Marybeth
Deon Richmond ...Marcus
Kane Hodder ...Victor Crowley / Mr. Crowley
Mercedes McNab ...Misty
Parry Shen ...Shawn
Joel Murray ...Shapiro
Joleigh Fioravanti ...Jenna (as Joleigh Fioreavanti)
Richard Riehle ...Mr. Permatteo
Patrika Darbo ...Mrs. Permatteo
Robert Englund ...Sampson
Joshua Leonard ...Ainsley
Tony Todd ...Reverend Zombie
John Carl Buechler ...Jack Cracker (as John Buechler)
Rileah Vanderbilt ...young Victor Crowley
Adam Green ...Buddy #1
Lance Kelly ...Buddy #2 (as Lance Kelley)
John Gross ...Buddy #3
Mckenzie Sims ...Kid at Country Store
Adam Weisman ...Halloween Skeleton
Brandon Gonsalves ...Halloween Pig (as Brandon Gonsavles)
Danielle Victor ...Halloween Clown
Chris Bailey ...Drunk Partier
James L. Bills ...Mardi Gras Party Guy
Gary Desroche ...Screaming Drunk Guy
Kristin Michelle Duncil ...Mardi Gras Extra
Jessica Dwyer ...Balcony Flasher #1
Sarah Elbert ...Vomiting Girl
David Foy ...Hillbilly
April Montgomery ...Party Girl
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Sarah J. Donohue
Hatchet Horror Film Trailer 1
Hatchet Horror Film Trailer 2
"This Is The New Shit"
"This Is The New Shit (Remix)"
"I Don't Want To Wait"
More Movie Taglines:
- Old school American Horror.
- It's not a remake. It's not a sequel. And it's not based on a Japanese one.
- Terror Goes Old School
- Victor Crowley Lives
- Stay out of the swamp.
- Misty: Are you sure the number is 911? Jenna: What else would it be, dumbass? Misty: Well how should I know if it's the cell, maybe you have to type in a different area code.
Shapiro: Have you ever heard of Bayou Beavers?
Shawn: But you only shot him once, right? Maybe you gotta shoot him more times. Like four- or six- maybe you gotta shoot him six times?
Jenna: By the way? Your "woo" is so not in the moment. Misty: Yeah? Well, your nipples are dumb.
Jenna: Seriously Doug, I can't work with that. I'm a professional actress. I went to NYU. Misty: [laughs] Jenna: What's so funny? Misty: Like anybody's ever even heard of that. Jenna: New York University? Misty: Never heard of it.
- To keep the set hidden, the movie was called "Love Rodeo" during production.
When actor Joel Moore vomits on screen, it is real. Director Adam Green did not want the actors spitting out fake vomit like most films do. Though Joel managed to throw-up on his own for the first take, he was supplied with a mixture of cold clam chowder and orange juice for the second take.
Director Cameo: [Adam Green] One of the people in the group of friends at the start of the film.
"Hatchet" was the last production to shoot in Lousiana before Hurricane Katrina hit. Parry Shen ('Shawn'), took part in the last and first productions shot in Louisiana. ("Thief").
The T-shirt with the odd-looking smiley face on it is the logo for Newbury Comics, a New England chain that sells CDs, DVDs and comic books. Director Adam Green grew up in Massachusetts and would buy his horror movies and action figures from there.
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Rating: 6.8 out of 10.0 - 74 votes cast total
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