Hatchet III
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HATCHET III continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). As a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and carnage left behind from the first two films, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) hunts down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades. (c) Dark Sky Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This horror sequel delivers the explicitly bloody mayhem genre fans crave."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"When the title of a movie consists of a number and the name of a tool, expectations are likely to be pretty low. So it feels somewhat incongruous to call "Hatchet III" a disappointment."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Hatchet III more specifically recalls the output from indie outfits like Troma. Which, given the energy and thrills provided by McDonnell's bare-bones bloodbath, is perhaps exactly as it should be..."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"HATCHET III is almost as much gleefully gory fun as the original - a comedy-horror hybrid that elicits screams of laughter and disgust in equal measure..."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"a throwback to the mid-80s Friday the 13th sequels"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"There's something curiously underwhelming about the blood-soaked mayhem on display in Hatchet III."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The crowd that likes these things will certainly be psyched. Everyone else, not so much."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"It is time that Victor buries the hatchet once and for all, and gets out while he is ahead - or at least not totally behind."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"Hatchet III feels more like the "old school American horror" the original film promised that violently shoves comedy in the back seat while gruesome terror gets behind the wheel."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"If you've seen the first two films you know what to expect, but just like AC/DC still rocks hard with those same three chords they've been using since the 1970s, Green and McDonnell have a way of making the familiar feel fiendishly fun."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Will there be a "Hatchet IV''? I shudder to think about it."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"As in the earlier installments, the climax comes across as merely one last cliché designed to please gore aficionados who've been schooled on past, superior horror efforts."
‑ Nick Schager, AV Club
"It's great to see Zach Galligan on the big screen again, but Hatchet III serves up a host of unimaginative kills stymied by terrible gore effects. Strictly for fans of the series."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"It's admirable to see franchise mastermind Adam Green continue to make these gruesome features despite limited outside interest, but it's become increasingly difficult to distinguish one installment from the other."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"A satisfying and faithful capper to a series that was made by true-blue horror buffs as a love letter for true-blue horror buffs. Job well done."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
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