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on 17 January 2016
After the events which occurred in Hatchet II, a clean up is needed around Honey Island Swamp. So the local police (led by cheesed off sheriff Zach 'Gremlins' Galligan) head out there with a state coronary and SWAT team in tow to sort out the mess; but unfortunately the ghost of the unstoppable, deformed, human spaz-tank, Victor Crowley, who's caused all the mayhem in the first place, still rampages through the undergrowth like Nellie the Elephant suffering from a bad case of PMT; crashing around and taking great grunting pleasure in splatting anyone who comes into his domain..
Meanwhile, sole survivor of earlier Hatchets: the cuss filled redneck skank.... and all round badass, Marybeth Dunstan, resides in a jail cell. But is busted out by an intrepid journalist and a useless cop, so that she might put her talents to good use by laying Crowley's ghost to rest.. with extreme prejudice, of course!...
Slasher comedy horror once again written by Green, whose sole interests appear to be in wowing his audience with excessive amounts of gore, loud opening rock music, bad language for comedic effect and vulgar none stop violence.
It's dumb but fun, with a cast of slasher veterans and very welcome guest appearances, including slasher attractions such as Sid Haig and Caroline Williams.. Not forgetting the underrated Danielle Harris, who started her career in slasher movies earlier than most (aged 11?).. in Halloween 4 and 5, respectively, and who is a welcome addition to every production I've ever seen her in, even if she does continue to be given some pretty ugly or trashy roles.
The film itself makes little sense, so you've just got to go with it and take all this nonsense with a big pinch (try a bucket full) of salt but if you can get in the spirit of things (I would definitely recommend a few beers on standby and put your stupid head on!) then Hatchet III is plenty of fun and at just short of 80m is unlikely to outstay it's welcome.
That is of course so long as you are happy with jokes involving severed testicles hanging in a tree, whilst at the same time watching people have their arms ripped off, heads pulped and spinal columns torn out, then you'll be fine..
Zero suspense or tension ensues (to be honest it doesn't need it and it's not that kind of slasher film anyway!), with a story so retarded that it would most probably have been thrown out by even those responsible for the worst of The Friday the 13th sequels.
As it stands though, I rather enjoyed it.