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:
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than by watching the death scenes from Adam Green’s 2006 splatter opus Hatchet?
Yes, on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday I’m going all Victor Crowley on your ass with his personal highlight reel from the ‘ode to old school horror’ movie, Hatchet. You have to just step back and appreciate and respect the sheer brutality and practical effect goodness of this one and realize that when Hatchet was released, it was a breath of fresh horror air. The sequels weren’t quite up to par for me, but overall Victor Crowley was and is a great addition to the horror villain family. Now click play below and enjoy the messy madness!