Adam Green just set the internet on fire. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that last night’s 10th Anniversary screening of Hatchet was something else entirely. Green, the indie legend who created slasher Victor Crowley, one of the 21st Centuries most iconic villains, didn’t screen 2006’s Hatchet; what fans saw was a brand new rebooted Hatchet.
Has anyone seen my jaw? I’m pretty sure it just dropped right off my face!
The movie is called Victor Crowley and once again stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) as the Louisiana swamp-dwelling, supernatural killer after whom the new movie is named. The film is being described as a reboot and is set ten years after the massacre featured in the series’ first three movies (2006’s Hatchet, 2010’s Hatchet II, and 2013’s Hatchet III). Victor Crowley costars Hatchet franchise veteran Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) as well as Laura Ortiz (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV’s Impractical Jokers). Victor Crowley is written and directed by Green who penned all three Hatchet films and directed the first two movies. The filmmaker’s company ArieScope Pictures has partnered with Dark Sky Films on the movie.
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Best of all, we won’t have to wait months or even many weeks to see Victor Crowley. While the exact rollout is a bit of a mystery, it’s being described as a “road tour” beginning this October. We don’t have a trailer but imagine one will be coming down the pike sooner than later. You’d better believe we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer for 2006’s Hatchet below.
Official Synopsis: Ben (Joel Moore) and Marcus (Deon Richmond) are college students in New Orleans, enjoying Mardi Gras, when they decide to go on a boat tour of an allegedly cursed bayou. Meeting up with several other tourists, including quietly beautiful Marybeth (Tamara Feldman), they are entertained by their guide Shawn (Parry Shen), who regales them with tales of a ghostly serial killer who wanders the swamp. They laugh off the stories — until someone, or something, starts picking off members of the group.
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