HATCHET’s “10th Anniversary Tour” will be coming to London on Saturday night August 26th as part of UK FrightFest – the greatest horror film festival on the planet and the home of the HATCHET screening “heard around the world” in 2006 where the original film truly took off into the slasher stratosphere, became a franchise, and turned “Victor Crowley” into a bona fide icon. This is merely the first official “10th Anniversary Event” screening date of many to be announced, so please be patient! Due to writer/director’s Adam Green’s many obligations and extremely difficult schedule with current projects such as finishing post-production on his upcoming new film (details coming later this year), developing/shooting two new television projects, the forthcoming SCARY SLEEPOVER “Christmas Special” (12/15/17), the next issues of the HATCHET & HOLLISTON comics, a novel he is finishing writing, the weekly MOVIE CRYPT podcast, writing/rehearsing the next season of HOLLISTON, and even more new, fun stuff that we can’t announce just yet… scheduling and committing to tour dates and appearances has never been harder to accomplish. But fear not! As the Fall gets closer more and more cities and dates will start being announced and man do we have some great stuff planned!
“As soon as we started planning this 10th anniversary celebration I knew that I wanted to try and hold the first screening/celebration at FrightFest if possible,” says Green. ”HATCHET world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC to an incredible response from both critics and audiences, but it was the audience at FrightFest who’s voices took the film to a level we could have then only dreamed of. The morning after that raucous screening in Leicester Square (mere minutes after the UK premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH of all films) it seemed like every genre festival on the planet started calling to program HATCHET. I’ve since screened every film I’ve ever made at FrightFest as I owe my UK fans so very much and I am part of the FrightFester family myself.” Green ads, “After so many years in the business I know that a filmmaker is never supposed to publicly admit having a favorite festival, but “Victor Crowley” and I simply love FrightFest and the UK fans with all of our heart and soul. FrightFest is the original Hatchet Army… so it is only fair that we slaughter them first on the tour for this special version.”
Very few details about the special anniversary version of HATCHET that Green (and surprise guests) will be screening in London will be revealed beforehand other than the fact that fans will be treated to never before seen footage and will also (very likely) get a sneak preview of a little something special from Green’s still untitled forthcoming new film (due out at the end of 2017) before the HATCHET screening begins. Rather than spoil any of the surprises in advance we’re just going to let the fans in London see for themselves! YES, the same footage shown at FrightFest will be shown at every stop on the “10th Anniversary” tour this Fall so don’t worry if you can’t physically be there. Even though this may technically be a “retro screening”, HATCHET has been scheduled as the main event screening in the highly coveted Saturday night slot on the Cineworld main screen at FrightFest so we can’t stress enough that you should get your seats now. Just click here to reserve your tickets. If you are a HATCHET fan, you simply cannot miss this special event as “Victor Crowley” is going to paint London’s Leicester Square redder than ever before. Security will be high so please leave your hatchets, 6 foot long chainsaws, and gas powered belt sanders at home. Just bring your voices and come ready to scream, laugh, cheer, and have fun as we return to Honey Island Swamp and celebrate a decade of “Victor Crowley.”
“The 2006 Leicester Square screening was one of the loudest in the history of HATCHET,” says Green. ”I hope the UK Hatchet Army blows that one away on August 26th. Wear your favorite HATCHET or ArieScope shirts (here) or your official “Victor Crowley” Halloween masks and get extra love from myself and the special guests I may or may not be bringing with me to the event. After all, this is a celebration and with all of the crazy shit, trials, and tribulations the HATCHET trilogy has been through and survived over the last decade… we have much to celebrate together, London. I love you all and I absolutely cannot wait to be with you again- back where it all really began.”
Stay tuned for more HATCHET “10th Anniversary” screenings, special events, and appearances to be announced in the coming weeks. Although we’ve always warned you to “stay out of his swamp”… this year we’re encouraging every single HATCHET fan on the planet to return to his swamp once again. It’s gonna be a blood bath, but together we’re gonna have a hell of a lot of fun.