Now from a fanís perspective there are a ton of subtleties to be found in this film. Right from the get go we have director Adam Green himself puking in the street as Marybeth makes her way to Reverend Zombieís shop (a nice touch, hope you got to see some boobies, brother). Then we have some FROZEN propaganda on the TV in Zombieís shop. Thereís also Marybeth wearing a Twisted Sister T-Shirt (which was probably my favourite) and I couldnít help but grin when one of the guys asks if Victor Crowleyís story is a lot like Jason Voorhees and of course then goes on to mention Leslie Vernon. Also, Iím near positive that Victorís insane chainsaw just had to be a wink in R.A. Mihailoffís direction.
The ensemble cast Adam put together here rivals Slyís expendables. Danielle Harris rocked the role of Marybeth adding strength, resolve and some bad ass attitude to the mix. Tony Toddís Reverend Zombie certainly got the attention he deserved this time around and gave the film an added edge (loved the staff). Kane Hodder tore it up as Victor Crowley who looked phenomenal this time around; the changes to the suit and makeup were definitely noticeable, especially when it came down to Victorís facial expressions. Seeing R.A. (Leatherface from TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3) in the ranks was slick as with the addition of Tom Holland, director of CHILDíS PLAY and FRIGHT NIGHT. Like I said, there are simply too many small winks and nods to mention but all were appreciated by this fan.
HATCHET 2 is everything an old-school Horror fan like me could ask for. The only complaint I have is that this baby wasnít longer; I could have easily spent another half hour to an hour in Victorís swamp. The back story given to Victor and his plight was pretty sweet and the family line angle presented by Zombie intriguing. Clearly I donít want to give anything away (loved the ending though) but I totally dug how things can go either way down the road. Now as far as content is concerned the kills were abundant (as was the red stuff), brutal and left me screaming for more all around. Iím not a guy that usually pushes sequels but I can honestly say that I want to see more Victor Crowley in the not so distant future.
Hatchet 2 Behind the Screams: The cast and crew weigh in after five years since the original film and are stoked to be back together. Thereís lots of love in the room, thatís for sure.
Hatchet 2 EPK: Here, director Adam Green describes HATCHET 2 as being the first film blown up on steroids and I would have to say I agree with him one hundred percent.
The Killing Machine: Here the FX team lead us through plenty of kills and gallons of blood. The boys really rose to the challenge with this one and it shows.
Previews: There is a theatrical trailer, teaser, TV Spot, Radio Spot as well as a handful of other previews.