Re: Your October movie-binging plans (Halloween month, DUH) Part II: Dead by Dawn
Finished off the Hatchet trilogy today with the third entry. Crowley comes back from the 'dead' and wreaks more gore filled havoc in the swamp. The film certainly keeps moving and has a p.fast pace to it in an Aliens sort of way. Of course it's got kills and gore by the bucket load and it ramps up the kill count in this one. Danielle Harris is back as Marybeth again too.
Sid Haig makes a cameo too and it also features Derek Mears, who played Jason in the Friday the 13th remake, as the leader of a group who come in to finally try and take Crowley down.
Unfortunately, Green and the director miss a trick by having Crowley dispense of him very quickly. It would have been a nice opportunity for them to prolong that little battle in a homage type of way, esp given how many homages, cameos and everything else horror related that's featured in these movies.
The first one is still the best one. Not sure how I'd rank 2 and 3 besides that though. There's fun to be had in them all with the kills and the copious amounts of gore on display. But not much originality after that.
I'll move onto the Victor Crowley movie prob next week, as i want to watch a couple of other horror movies in the meantime.