Adam Green said today: “I am thrilled to see the Horror Channel broadcasting the UK television premiere of HATCHET 3 on December 20th. For those of us behind the gory scenes, this trilogy was a decade long journey that never would have happened without the extremely passionate fans that cheered us on while we slashed, laughed, and blew up everything in our path”
He went on to praise the UK horror fans in particular: “I’ve always said that HATCHET’s UK FrightFest premiere was really Victor Crowley’s birth into the genre stratosphere as that was the first time that the film specifically played for the very audience that we made it for. So it’s great to see Victor back on UK TV screens, courtesy of one of FrightFest’s biggest supporters”.
Made in 2013, Green’s script picks up immediately after the end of the last film and Marybeth (Danielle Harris) uncovers the true secret to stopping the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of deformed maniac Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) haunting and stalking the New Orleans bayou for decades. Cue an entire police department face off with the infamous slaughter-machine in this action-packed, explosive sequel full of splatter stunts – all adhering to Green’s strict no-CGI rule. The first of the series to be filmed almost entirely on location in New Orleans, this marks the directing debut of cameraman B J McDonnell (The Walking Dead). This masterful montage of mayhem also stars Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams and Derek Mears.
Last word with Crowley’s creator: “Are the Hatchet films sick? Perhaps. But they certainly are fun and the long, long road in creating them was worth every difficult step. I hope the UK horror fans enjoy the television premiere of HATCHET 3.“