6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good slasher,
This review is from: Hatchet [DVD] (DVD)
Nerdy Ben is tired of all the debauchery he's seen at Mardi Gras, and talks his wise-acre pal Marcus into joining him on the "Haunted Swamp Night Tour" (all together now, say, "Don't do it!!") They join a collection of clueless tourists that includes a porn-maker and his actresses and a mysterious, and very pretty young lady. Right on cue, the tour boat starts to sink - in the rain and in the dark - and our little band of thrillseekers is trudging through the bayou, which, as everyone knows, is the home of the infamous mad killer Victor Crowley, also known as Hatchet.
This slasher flick was better than most because there was plenty of humor, courtesy of Ben and Marcus and the porn queens, and it doesn't take itself too seriously; Ben and Marcus are the kind of guys who would make wise cracks all through a movie like this. There's actually a good story here and the one-by-one killings are all done differently and, mercifully, quickly. If you like things that go bump in the night and actually enjoy people being eviscerated, this is the movie for you.