Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no one day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.
31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your Halloween festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!
Day 21: Hatchet (2006)
There are some slashers out there that are good. Nothing to write home about, but just good. There will always be those one off movies that have a real solid amount of blood and gore, but no real lasting value like the 80’s classics. Why? Because of a lack of good villains. Jason, Freddy, Michael Meyers, all are legendary and for their own reason. No modern horror movie has been able to even mimic their uniqueness. However, if there were a villain that came close to them, it would be Victor Crowley of the modern cult classic Hatchet.
Hatchet takes places in the amazingly underused bayou of Louisiana, and it tells the story of a group of individuals who, on a boat tour, get stranded in the swamp and are being terrorized by a monstrous urban legend Victor Crowley. The thing that makes this movie enjoyable is that it’s not only extremely gory but it’s also extremely reminiscent of the 80’s slasher classics. Victor Crowley isn’t overly unique, but it’s the unique kills, violence and humor that make Hatchet a really enjoyable watch. I would tell you a kill to get you hooked, but honestly, all of them are so much fun that I don’t want to take the magic away from your first viewing. And guess what? Not only is there one movie, but two, and a third is on the way. The two that are out are both equally awesome, so you don’t have to go through the normal quality depreciation that comes with a sequel. That’s something I know everyone can appreciate.
You can check out the trailer below, but really, you don’t even need to watch. Classic slasher in a modern setting. What’s not to like?
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Editorial Written By: Tyler Osborne