Adam Green: It’s a safe bet Hatchet 5 will be happening

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Slasher Victor Crowley seemed to be defeated for good at the end of HATCHET III, but he was revived in the sequel VICTOR CROWLEY – and the ending of that film left the door wide open for him to keep on coming back. Two years have passed since the release of VICTOR CROWLEY and another sequel still hasn't been announced, but fans of the HATCHET franchise shouldn't let that be a reason for concern – series mastermind Adam Green has confirmed that HATCHET 5 is on his mind, and putting a few years between each sequel is all part of the plan.

Speaking with Horror Channel, Green said, 

Given the success of VICTOR CROWLEY it's a safe bet that we'll be seeing the Bayou Butcher paint the screen red again. 

One of the aspects of the original trilogy that I am most proud of is that the films fit together as one cohesive story, always starting on the very frame that the previous entry ended on. So just like how I had the original trilogy plotted out before we ever shot a frame of the first film, I had several films plotted out before I started shooting VICTOR CROWLEY as well. 

The biggest reason that the HATCHET series has remained so strong over the years is that the same key people have been involved with the making of each film. That is incredibly rare in this genre. We also don't rush out sequels like they are being mass produced on a conveyor belt and my crew and I only come back to the series when we are all truly ready to do so. The secret to how we've been able to fall back in love with Victor Crowley all over again each time is that we've always put a few years of working on other projects in between making HATCHET sequels."

When the fourth film was released, Green said that if/when a HATCHET 5 does happen, 

Victor Crowley will be leaving the swamp. Can't say anything more yet but I purposely brought him back in this new film in a way where the rules have slightly changed."

I have been waiting two years to see what will happen when Victor Crowley leaves the swamp, so I'm hoping HATCHET 5 will be put on the fast track soon.

In the meantime, Horror Channel will be hosting the UK TV premiere of VICTOR CROWLEY on May 15th.

Source: Horror Channel

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