Hatchet sequel Victor Crowley released on limited edition VHS

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Adam Green's HATCHET franchise is a throwback to the 1980s glory days of the slasher sub-genre, so it seems quite fitting that the latest entry in the series, VICTOR CROWLEY, is receiving a limited edition release on VHS – the format we watched all of the slasher classics on back in the day.

Broke Horror Fan is teaming with Witter Entertainment to set modern monsters loose on the nostalgic format, with each release to serve as both a limited edition collectible and a fully functional VHS tape. VICTOR CROWLEY is the first release in their VHS endeavor, and 

the 2017 slasher movie makes its VHS debut in a retro-style clamshell case with original artwork by Dark Horse Books artist Will Perkins. The release is officially licensed from Dark Sky Films and ArieScope Pictures, and it is been approved by writer-director Adam Green.

There are three covers to choose from: standard edition (limited to 300), bloody variant (limited to 150), and line art variant (limited to 50; hand-numbered and signed by the artist). Variant editions include a blood-splattered letter from Adam Green to the Hatchet Army members.

For optimal VHS viewing, the film has been cropped from its original aspect ratio to 4:3 full frame. 

Starring Kane Hodder, Parry Shen, Laura Ortiz, Dave Sheridan, Brian Quinn, Felissa Rose, Chase Williamson, Tiffany Shepis, Jonah Ray, Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Booth, and Kelly Vrooman, VICTOR CROWLEY has the following synopsis: 

In 2007, over forty people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew's (Shen) claims that local legend Victor Crowley (Hodder) was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy. But when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Andrew must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

Green had this to say about his film's VHS release: 

Having lived through both the birth and the death of the 'local video store' era, my horror movie education happened on VHS. Whether you purchase this copy to actually watch or just to display on a shelf as part of your Hatchet collection, I’m confident that you share my nostalgic love for this classic format."

Copies of the VHS release can be purchased on WitterEntertainment.com, and if you'd like to get one you'll have to act fast. In fact, the "Line-Art Variant" is already sold out!

Source: WitterEntertainment

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