Shakefire: Hatchet II Review

It's probably best for you to know exactly what to expect before seeing Adam Green's Hatchet II. If you enjoyed the first film, then you're good to go as the sequel continues from the exact scene where it left off. For newcomers, Hatchet II is done in the classic American horror that many of us remember from the 80's and early 90's. That means there's plenty of over the top blood and gore and some humor strewed about. If you're looking for scary, you're looking in the wrong place.

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barboza2218d ago

I think Hatchet had a bit more humor-than-horror even for the 80's comparison. The tagline for the original was genius, "It's not a remake, it's not a sequel, and it's not based on a Japanese movie."

But the movie failed.

JL2218d ago

I did not at all care for the first movie and have no hopes for the second. There was potential I think with it and I had decent hopes going in with the first one, but it was very miss and weak. Didn't care for it at all.

I'll tell you one that I really rather enjoyed that was along the lines of Hatchet in that it was meant to be that humorous throwback-horror type movie, that was "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon". I actually really enjoyed that movie.

-Mezzo-2217d ago

I personally stay miles away from this type of movies, I really want a good Horror movie, a which that doesn't require Female exploitation in order to sell.

Last Good Horror/Thriller movies i saw were, The Crazies, The Orphan & Paranormal Activity.

JL2217d ago

The thing with these types of movies is you can't take them serious. They're meant to be campy as such. These are the type that I never expect to scare me. In fact, I expect them to make me laugh more than I do for them to startle me.

To me horror breaks down into 3 categories: campy like this, monster horror, then those horror movies that are more psychological thrillers. I tend to prefer the last group. Seems you do as well. I'd recommend The Orphanage (different than The Orphan). It's produced by Guillermo who oversaw the whole project for first-time director Bayona. It's sort of in the same flavor as The Others (which is another I'd recommend).

But yea, Hatchet falls under that campy style of horror movies, but it wasn't that great of a movie in its field. Really didn't care for it enough to be at all interested in a sequel.