Starting on the very frame that the original HATCHET ended on, “Marybeth” escapes from the clutches of “Victor Crowley” and learns the horrific truth about her family’s link to the deformed hatchet-wielding madman. She returns to the swamp with an arsenal of hunters in an effort to recover the bodies of her family and seek revenge against “Crowley” in what becomes one of the most in-your-face and gore soaked slasher films ever made. Starring Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN IV & V), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII-X), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), and Tom Holland (CHILD’S PLAY), critics hailed the film as “One of the greatest slasher films ever” (Bloody-Disgusting) and having “Twice the gore, twice the intensity” (Dread Central). Unable to obtain an “R” rating by the Motion Picture Association of America without enormous censorship and changes, Adam Green’s HATCHET II made a groundbreaking achievement by being the first theatrical horror film to circumvent the MPAA and be released UNRATED and UNCUT in major U.S. cinemas since George Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD in 1978. The film made history again merely 72 hours later when it became the first film to ever be pulled from theaters in its opening weekend, causing controversy in the media internationally.
Written and Directed by Adam Green
Theatrical release 10.1.2010
DVD/BLU-RAY release 2.1.2011
“Man, Adam Green must have run up a bill at the local butcher. Hundreds of dollars worth of sweetmeats, livers, gizzards, hearts, lungs and other organs of animals (none of them human, I trust) are seemingly ripped out of Crowley’s victims, while blood helpfully obscures our view of the details of these eviscerations.” - Roger Ebert (September 29, 2010)