Teaser Trailer: “Hatchet III”

The slasher genre has been on life support for quite a while. Still, filmmakers like to go back to that particular well because the basic tenets of the films are fairly straight forward and they can be made for a song… and usually, not very good songs.

However, once in a blue moon someone comes along and finds a way to breathe life into old tropes and we get something pretty fun. That was the case back in 2006 with director Adam Green’s “Hatchet”. Easily one of the best slashers in recent memory, he managed to take everything old and make it feel new again. He followed it up in 2010 with “Hatchet II”, a less focused effort that seemed more concerned with their stand on film distribution than actually improving on the good work they did in the first film.

And now we have a teaser for “Hatchet III. Danielle Harris (who took over the heroine’s role from Tamara Feldman) returns as Marybeth as another doomed group heads into the haunted swamp of Victor Crowley. Not much to go by in this one – though there is some nice cinematography – but one interesting bit in the teaser is that we may see a faceoff between Kane Hodder (Jason in many of the classic “Friday the 13th” movies) and Derek Mears (Jason in the “Friday the 13th” remake).

“Hatchet III” is due in theaters June 14.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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