OK, so this trailer’s a little ridiculous. 2007’s Hatchet did not resurrect or redefine or reinvigorate or re-anyfuckingthing to the slasher genre. I don’t think I can hail it as one of the classics. That said, it was mightily enjoyable, joyously gory throwback flick that managed to be twisted and violent, yet never crossed the line into true torture porn.
Unsurprisingly, writer/direct Adam Green has a sequel (cleverly titled Hatchet II) coming out, and it looks to be more of the same. That is to say — a fucking ball. A bloody, screamy, goofy, graphic, grisly ball. I don’t know whether or not it’s going to have more people’s faces being torn in half, but a boy can dream, can’t he? Plus, the belt sander is back, and who can complain about that.
In any event, the synopsis is that a bunch of people go to the swamps near New Orleans, and the killer Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) creatively tears them into bloody pieces. Hijinks ensue.
Also? Tony Todd!
Watch it and giggle: