The year was 2006. I had just recently moved to Los Angeles. Gas prices were relatively low. And a young filmmaker named Adam Green was busy bringing ‘Old School American Horror‘ back! Yes, that’s right – the 80’s homage/throwback Hatchet was born. And thus, it’s villain Victor Crowley was as well (thanks in large part to Kane Hodder). I remember watching Hatchet for the first time, almost blindly buying the DVD. What I was treated to was indeed a love letter to the horror that I grew up on in the 80’s: Unapologetically nasty gore, inventive kills, boobs, and boobs. Did I mention boobs?
Adam Green would go on to give us two more Hatchet sequels in the aftermath of the success of the original. Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that they didn’t really hit my horror spot as much as the first time I saw Victor Crowley grace the screen with his horribly disfigured swampy face. I liked the sequels, but the vibe felt off to me. But now……..Victor Crowley is back in 2018 and he’s looking like his old self! For better or worse, that is. Yes – the aptly titled Victor Crowley is the fourth (and maybe final) sequel in the Hatchet series and if the first full trailer is any indication, it will go out on a high body count note! Check it out below and get your preorder in for the Blu-ray/DVD over at Amazon HERE for a super good price.
I’ll make this brief because I’m still kicking myself, punching myself, and kicking myself again for not going to the special reunion/anniversary screening of Hatchet in Hollywood last night. Director/writer Adam Green promised many stars in attendance – special surprises – and maybe even some popcorn! But…….sadly, a reunion screening of the original Hatchet did not take place. But you know what did? I super secret NEW film in the Hatchet franchise called Victor Crowley! Mind blown.
The Hatchet movies always give me a permagrin when I watch them, because they’re a great gory homage to horror movies from a simpler time. Bummed I didn’t get to see Victor Crowley, the new addition to the series – but there will be a traveling roadshow coming up where you can catch screenings. For now, he’s a sweet teaser trailer to wet your appetite:
Happy October everybody! And because today marks the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year, I figured I’d start it off with a Halloween inspired post. But not just any Halloween inspired post! A deleted scene from the 1978 horror masterpiece Halloween with Michael Myers taking a driving lesson! Ok, now before you go and toss your candy corn in the air, it’s not real. But famed genre director Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) has given us a little treat to show us what it would have been like had Michael Myers actually taken a driving lesson.
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Every Halloween, Adam and his crew release a video short and they’ve been doing this nonstop for 14 years! So check out the new clip below and go HERE to check out the past ones. And get ready for a lot of Halloween themed posts here throughout the month!