I recently asked myself, "Horror Guy....how can you squeeze even more fun frights into yer already terrifyingly busy life?" Well one answer has been during my morning jaunt on the treadmill. If I can squeeze 30 minutes of exercise in before prepping my cadaver for the Soul Crushing Day Job, I can pop a flick into the player and watch a full-length flick in three or four sessions. Genius!
The first film I started my mornings with this week was the unrated version of Hatchet from debut director Adam Green. Billed as 'old school American horror', the basic plot follows a diverse group of New Orleans tourists as they
take a late night swamp tour and end up running afoul of local
legend, deformed madman Victory Crowley, aka 'Hatchet Face'.
Great godz, what a completely entertaining movie this turned out to be! Some of the outrageous over the top kill scenes almost had me tripping over my feet as I tried to stay upright on the treadmill. Fans of '80s slasher flicks will definitely want to check out this one. A throwback to the formula that made them so popular at the time, Hatchet does not skimp on the blood, guts, drugs and tits. It's also chock full of genuine shrieking scares and plenty of gut-busting gallows humor. This one is definitely worth 84 minutes out of yer weekend.