Back in 2006 director Adam Green made an homage to ’80s slasher horror with Hatchet, in the process creating a new unstoppable monster, Victor Crowley. A combination of Jason Voorhees and Cropsey from The Burning (1981), Crowley is a 7-foot giant with a noticeable scar on his face from the titular weapon who lives and hunts the bayous of New Orleans. He is played by the legendary Kane Hodder, famous for playing Jason in Friday the 13th Parts 7 – 10. Hodder returned to the swamp for Hatchet II (2010) and Hatchet III (2013) and last week in Los Angeles, Green held a surprise screening for the latest installment in the Hatchet franchise, titled Victor Crowley.
Check out the teaser trailer here below from Dark Sky Films for Victor Crowley.
Returning to face off with Crowley once again is Hatchet III star Parry Shen. The film also stars Dave Sheridan, Impractical Joker Brian Quinn and genre veterans Tiffany Shepis and Felissa Rose.
The new film was kept relatively secretive for two years before debuting Tuesday at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema as part of the “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration.” The film is scheduled to debut in theaters this October and Dark Sky Films is running the Victory Crowley Road Show, where Adam Green and cast members travel the country introducing the film for special one-night screenings. Old school slasher horror fans and gorehounds will get another dose of Hatchet fun very shortly.
Ten years ago, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley 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 Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.