Movies, Comedy
2 out of 5 stars
Frozen in a death grimace more embarrassing than eerie, Hatchet is a heaping helping of yesterday’s dismembered limbs: an ’80s-style retroslasher that’s so tongue-in-cheek, it barely functions as a thriller. Several collegians hit Louisiana swampland for a nighttime “ghost tour.” Soon enough, they’ve invaded the personal space of deranged spook Victor Crowley (Hodder), who makes some cuts. The pregore banter is funny, particular that from a pair of dim girls gone wild (“Your nipples are dumb”). But anyone feeding into this nostalgia is yearning for a kind of warm and fuzzy horror that’s wholly irrelevant today.


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Adam Green
Adam Green
Kane Hodder
Robert Englund
Joel Murray
Patrika Darbo
Deon Richmond
Joshua Leonard
Richard Riehle
Parry Shen
Tony Todd
Joleigh Fioreavanti
Tamara Feldman
Joel David Moore
John Carl Buechler
Mercedes McNab