I love Hatchet, but I hate Hatchet II, so the planned third film leaves me in a bit of a dilema.
One side of me hopes that it can be better than the dire first sequel (sorry Green, love your work but I just did not the film one bit), but the other side of me is thinking “Was Hatchet a one film wonder?”
Anyhow, here’s the cast list that has just been announced for part 3…a film to be directed by original Hatchet cameraman BJ McDonnell who is making his full directorial debut
Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs), Diane Goldner (The Collector), and The FP writer-director-star Jason Trost are on the names on the list next to of course the girl who I adore Danielle Harris and the one and only Kane Hodder who of course is Victor Crowley.
This time we find Harris hunting down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Crowley’s ghost terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
“I’m overjoyed to be working with this cast,” states McDonnell. “I’ve been on projects with all of them, and I’m so glad to have them be a part of my directorial debut and as the latest members of the ever-growing Hatchet family.”
“Part of the joy in writing these films is being able to write roles with specific actors in mind,” says writer-producer Adam Green, who created the popular slasher franchise. “So many great performers from the genre have asked to be included over the years.”
We wait and see if Hatchet III leaves me all nice or very cold…..