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DVD Review: Many Face The Mighty Chopper In HATCHET 3 - Movies In Focus
Violent, gory and very tongue-in-cheek – Hatchet 3 is not for the faint hearted. The film follows the police clean-up after the massacre in Hatchet 2, but things don’t go according to plan as Victor Crowley returns from the dead to partake in yet more bloody carnage. There’s nothing subtle about director BJ McDonnell’s slasher sequel. It’s utterly ridiculous and you’re either interested or you’re not. Movies like Hatchet 3 are almost review proof – if the concept doesn’t even sound like your bag then you’re going to side-step it, but if horror and gore is your thing, then you’ll dive in head first. McDonnell’s film feature a line-up of horror icons, including Gremlins’ star Zach Galligan and scream queens Danielle Harris and Caroline William’s. They all know what they’re in for as they face-off against Kane Hodder and his mighty chopper. The performances are as broad as they are bloody and everyone involved is in on the joke. The horror scene likes to reuse the same actors and it has almost become like a club with exclusive membership. These people make a tidy living using their cache in movies like Hatchet and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hatchet’s killer, [...]