Hatchet 2 (2010)

posterDirector: Adam Green

Writer: Adam Green (Screenplay)

Starring: Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Perry Shen, Tom Holland


Story: Picking up right where Hatchet finished, we have Marybeth (now played by Danielle Harris) escaping from Victor Crowley (Hodder). Marybeth seeks out help from Reverend Zombie (Todd). She wants to take out Victor Crowley after his murdered her father and brother. Through Reverend Zombie we learn the horrific origin story behind Victor Crowley. Zombie brings together all the best hunters or anyone who wants to make some money to finally put an end to Victor Crowley and start his tour business again with the guide to the terror from the night before Marybeth.


Verdict: A modern day slasher that offers plenty of blood and gore. Having horror film icons Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th 7-10) is a huge selling point along with Danielle Harris (From Halloween 4-5 as well as the Rob Zombie remakes) as the tough girl taking on the monster. Using the idea of voodoo in New Orleans has an alternative take on how to create a serial villain to be the new generations Michael Myers, Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhees. In the new world of horror where you find a lot more about supernatural phenomenon it is refreshing to see a much more old school horror.


Horror: Slasher horror at its very best in a more modern world of special effects (10/10)

Special Effects: With some of the most horrific kills in horror the special effects make this stand out with how real even if over the top the kills look (9/10)

Settings: New Orleans Swamps creating isolation with surrounding area adding potential jumps round every corner (9/10)

Suggestion: Every horror fan will enjoy the blood and gore fans will come to love this I would suggest to all fans to watch this and the rest of the films in the series. (9/10)


Star Performance: Danielle Harris – takes over from Tamara Feldman and takes Marybeth character to the next level.

Favourite Character: Reverend Zombie – full of sinister nature

Best Part: The Chainsaw scene, shocking violent and funny at the same time

Worst Part: is too short is the only fault

Favourite Quote: Bob ‘Come on, you hatcher-faced fuck!’

Trivia: There is a small cameo showing an interview on the news of one of Adam Green’s characters from Frozen talking about what happened to them during the film.

Similar Too: Hatchet, Halloween (2007)

Overall: Modern day slasher that will leave you wanting more proof you can make a good horror film for less than one million dollars.

Rating 88%


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