Ubisoft presents...
Hatchet
Hatchet

Sponsored by: Anchor Bay & HMV
Canadian Premiere
star Canadian Premiere, hosted by Writer/Director ADAM GREEN WINNER: Public Prize, Gold Fantasia, Best North or South American/ European Film, Fantasia 2007

USA
2006 | 93 min | 35mm
English language

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Screening Times

July 7th, 2007
9:40 pm
Hall Theatre
July 9th, 2007
10:00 pm
J.A. De Seve
July 10th, 2007
7:20 pm
J.A. De Seve

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Description

This film is SO much fun. The plot is simplicity at its finest: An oddball mix of sightseers on a “haunted boat tour” through the Louisiana bayou get swamp-stranded when their driver messes up in a very big way. Wading through slimy, murky wilderness, the group -- ranging from hipster college kids to a middle-aged wanna-be pornographer -- don’t entirely enjoy each other’s company. They wander and wade, only to find themselves deeper in the middle of complete swampland oblivion. Could things get any worse for our hapless tourists? They sure can! There’s an old legend around those parts, about a deformed child by the name of Victor Crowley who was killed in a less-than-accidental fire many years ago. As the story goes, Crowley, dead or not, remains in the bayou, and has developed some very nasty habits over the years. Unfortunately for our heroes, the Crowley legend is one of the few that proves to be 100% accurate, as is soon illustrated when the once-tragic figure appears from out of the fog, now a giant, hulking monster, and begins tearing people limb from limb!

A mega-entertaining comedy/horror throwback to the graphic heyday of early ’80s slashers, Hatchet manages to surpass its inspirations and explode off the screen with a passion that is absolutely breathtaking. This thing is INSANE. Gorier than the entire Saw trilogy and funnier than most straight comedies, lifelong horror fan Adam Green has made an instant classic that has been getting standing ovations on the festival circuit in every part of the world. Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in numerous Friday the 13th entries, takes things to the proverbial “volume eleven” whenever he’s onscreen, ripping people to pieces, pulling heads apart (!) etc. It’s riotously, unbelievably nuts. No CGI screensavers either. Everything is prosthetic and on-set, courtesy of FX maestro John Carl Buechler, who gets to go farther then he was ever able to back in the days when his work was frequently being cut by the MPAA. Incidentally, Hatchet was recently slapped with an NC-17 rating and cuts might be demanded for its theatrical release in September. The last film to be shot in Louisiana before Hurricane Katrina changed everything, Hatchet also features a terrific ensemble cast graced with the sort of dead-on comic timing that most dedicated comedians would kill for, along with cameos from genre vets Robert Englund and Tony Todd. Get ready for one of the best times you’re going to have in any cinema this year.

—Mitch Davis

“A new and unexpected benchmark in post-modern, zero-pretence horror” – Giles Edwards, TIME OUT LONDON

“Fountains of blood and screams. I can't wait for this film to be available for all of you. It's great. Super f*cking great.” – Harry Knowles, AINT IT COOL

Notes

Canadian Premiere, hosted by Writer/Director ADAM GREEN WINNER: Public Prize, Gold Fantasia, Best North or South American/ European Film, Fantasia 2007

Website

http://www.hatchetmovie.com/

Credits

Director: Adam Green
Screenplay: Adam Green
Cast: Kane Hodder Robert Englund Joel Moore Tamara Feldman Mercedes McNab
Producers: Scott Altomare, Sarah Elbert, Cory Neal
Distributor: Anchor Bay

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