A SWAT team heads into Honey Island Swamp to take out Victor Crowley once and for all, while Marybeth learns the secret of the voodoo curse.
Hatchet III (2013)
Directed by BJ McDonnell
Written by Adam Green
Starring Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, Zach Galligan,
Caroline Williams, Parry Shen, Robert Diago DoQui,
Derek Mears, Cody Blue Snider, Rileah Vanderbilt, Sid Haig
Sequel to 2010's Hatchet II
Hatchet III is an epic (at one time) conclusion that caps off an intense franchise and forever cements the character of Victor Crowley as horror royalty. The body count for this one is insanely high, and as always the kills are inventive, freaky, and unforgettable. I'm well aware that Adam Green made a fourth film in 2017, but this one still feels like a proper ending. This one brings more action into the mix, while also maintaining the great tonal mixture of horror and comedy that has made these films so enjoyable.
We pick immediately after Hatchet II, with Marybeth (Harris) stomping the shit out of Crowley's (Hodder) face. She wanders into a police station covered in blood, and is arrested for all of Crowley's murders. When the cops investigate the swamp, they find dozens of bodies, as well as a super pissed Crowley. We get a Jason Voorhees face-off when horror vet Derek Mears goes up against Kane Hodder's Crowley. Very badass for horror fans, and there's a ton of nods like this hidden throughout the film. We get a hilarious momentary cameo from original film star Joel David Moore, which had me in stitches.
These films are just so much fun. They're made for horror fans to enjoy the ridiculously over-the-top kills and the insane amounts of gore. Plus, they're really funny, just for a bonus. I don't understand the constant critical hate. You gotta respect the work Green puts into these, and just don't watch it if this isn't your thing.