Hatchet II

Hatchet II

In Theatres: 
Oct 01, 2010
Running Time: 
79 minutes

Whereas they used 55 gallons of blood in the making of the first Hatchet, Hatchet 2 has reportedly used over 120 gallons of fake blood in principal photography alone.

 It's probably best for you to know exactly what to expect before seeing Adam Green's Hatchet II. If you enjoyed the first film, then you're good to go as the sequel continues from the exact scene where it left off. For newcomers, Hatchet II is done in the classic American horror that many of us remember from the 80's and early 90's. That means there's plenty of over the top blood and gore and some humor strewed about. If you're looking for scary, you're looking in the wrong place.

Marybeth (now played by Danielle Harris) has miraculously survived her encounter in the swamp with Victor Crowley but she is determined to go back to the Louisiana bayou and extract her revenge. She's not alone though as a well armed group of hunters led by Rev. Zombie (Tony Todd) are joining her although Zombie has his own reasons for venturing into danger. Still, guns or no guns, Victory Crowley is going to find you.

Hatchet II is a bloodbath. Victor Crowley is more gruesome than ever and the death scenes are even more memorable than the first. Just imagine having your intestines riped out as you run away from the monster, only to be dragged back by them and then strangled to death. Yeah, it's both awesome and absolutely ridiculous.

You'll most likely laugh more than you'll scream. The film has all the classic cheesy horror moments in it, and then takes them all to the extreme.It's pretty normal to see people getting killed while having sex in horror movies but not like you'll see here. You're always looking forward to seeing that next kill, wondering how it will outdo the previous one. The best part? The fact that Hatchet II is unrated.

What you see is exactly what the filmmakers wanted you to see. There's a ton of blood and gore that probably wouldn't have made it into the final cut had it been R. It's the way a horror film such as this should be.

Hatchet II is not for everyone, especially those who are looking for a fright. You should definitely watch the first film to get a good perspective on the series (and so you won't be as confused going into the second). If you can put aside your critical thinking for a while and just sit back and enjoy the film, you'll have a much better time.

Don't forget to check out our exclusive interview with director Adam Green!

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