Hatchet III Review

Hatchet 3 reviewSynopsis (from IMDb): A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

My Quick Review: I think I’ve had enough Victor Crawley to last me a while. In less than 2 weeks I’ve watched Hatchet (the best of the series), Hatchet II (more of the same but less fun) and now Hatchet III.

The latest installment of Hatchet brings us back in the swamp for one more night of dismemberments but this time, the novelty has worn off and what’s left is a slasher-parody that is a little bit too self indulgent (check Adam Green’s cameo in the cell when the officer is explaining how contrived Beth’s story is).

Back in 2006 Victor Crawley was sold to us as the new icon of American Horror Movies and fans willing to get some new blood (pun intended) to go with their favorites Voorhies, Krueger and Leatherface came through and a new franchise was born.

The problem is that, despite the change in director, there is still no depth in Crawley’s character, the settings/kills/victims are still the same except this time, the editing is jerkier and the cinematography more muddled making the practical gore effects much less impressive.

I’ve said in my previous reviews that the Hatchet movies should be enjoyed with a crowd or a bunch of drunk friends. There is no amount of alcohol that can make Hatchet III more enjoyable.

My Rating: 4/10 (drunk or sober)

Director: BJ McDonnell

Year: 2013

Origin: US

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