Posts Tagged ‘Hatchet’

32-ogWhile this piece is going to be an opinion piece, I always remind you the Readers to take my opinion for what it is, but I have been too plenty of conventions to form this opinion. I have been going to Rock and Shock, a horror convention in Worcester, MA since 2015, I have been to two Rhode Island Comic Cons, and Three Super Megafests. I have spent plenty of money meeting all the movie stars, wrestlers, comic book artists, and everyone in between to form this opinion and this year’s Rock and Shock has been the best convention I have ever been to. This year’s Rock and Shock featured stars like Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks/The Wraith), Ray Wise (Cat People/Twin Peaks), Adrienne King (Friday The 13TH), Edwin Neal (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), John Dugan (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Bill Moseley (3 From Hell), Bill Johnson (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II), Derek Mears (Friday The 13TH 2009), Kane Hodder (Friday The 13TH Parts 7, 8, 9, 10), Adam Green (Hatchet), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), and so many more. With so many big names of the genre, it was hard to gauge coming in how everyone would react to the stark raving mad horror fans like me.

72070314_10217302401245635_7744229040059318272_nOne name on the list gave me hope for the rest of the show and that was original final girl Adrienne King who first gained fame as Alice in the original 1980 Friday The 13TH. The moment I approached her table, she was the sweetest woman on the planet who gets her fans 1000% and she was just a joy to talk to. I was feeling good about myself after meeting her that I made my way to Edwin Neal’s table who first appeared to us as The Hitchhiker in the original 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and we had a great conversation about the power the film had in its time and for years that followed. I couldn’t believe it, two for two, this had to be some odd anomaly because you never get two sweet people in a row. I then made my way five feet over to John Dugan who made his debut in the horror world alongside Neal as Grandpa and what an amazing gentlemen he was and Dugan was so knowledgeable that he has made me a fan for life. The one thing that we both could agree on is that Hollywood does not truly care about the horror genre otherwise we would have a category at the Oscars for it if they did. At this point, every has been great to my friend and I and it was smooth sailing from that point on as every one was amazing. Dan Yeager was amazing, Sherilyn Fenn was amazing, and Adam Green and Felissa Rose were always the nicest people to meet at a convention. A certain head spinning, green vomiting, cross shoving in the crotch area legend who appeared last year could learn a thing or two about humility. I want to thank the organizers of this convention on a job well done and I hope that there will be more to come next year.

COMIC TITLE: Victor Crowley Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 (2019)
Cyrus Mesarcia, Richard Bonk, & Puis Calzada– Artist
Jason Pell, S.A. Check, & James Kuhoric–Writer
October 9, 2019
American Mythology Productions

JUL191474This week happened to be a perfect week for comic books especially if you were looking for horror/Halloween themed comics whether it be Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror Season 2 #1, Jughead The Hunger Vs Vampironica, Batman’s Grave, Deadly Ten Presents Halloweed Night Meet The Weedjies, and so many more. But I found the one comic that all Horror fans should go and check out and that is Victor Crowley Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 which is this week’s comic book of the week. The comic book is based off of the Hatchet films that were written and directed by the most genuine man in horror today Adam Green. The comic features three different stories written by Jason Pell (Chillers), S.A. Check (Volcanosaurus), and James Kuhoric (Army Of Darkness) while the art was done by Cyrus Mesarcia (Adam Green’s Hatchet), Richard Bonk (Frank Miller’s RoboCop), and Puis Calzada (Zorro). The first story follows a man who collects killers and adds them to his team and this time he ventures to collect Victor Crowley. The second story follows a young man tortured by a decision to visit with his girlfriend years ago that is haunting him so he returns. The last story in the comic is about pumpkins that have been fertilized by all the dead bodies and now they want revenge against Victor. For more information, please visit American Mythology’s website here

vch3I kind of like the idea of a anthology comic because you never get too bored of the comic even though there’s usually not a lot of pages to read, but this keeps it nice and short. Each story gets to the very meat and potatoes of what they are trying to tell you. I think my favorite story in the comic book is the one with the collector of killers because it’s this cast of characters who are killers themselves that may have met their match with Victor Crowley. It’s a story of how to be humble in a world where not too many people are. The other great story is the one about the guy who brought his girlfriend to this place and her death haunts him so much that he wants his soul to be reunited with her so he basically commits suicide by Crowley. The last story is kind of cute, but I feel it was thrown in there to fill up the last couple of pages even though I did love the artwork. While each story has it’s own artist, the artwork overall is the strong point of the comic and what attracted me to want to cover this one int he first place. It definitely matches the goriness of the films which is essentially all we can ask for. This is definitely a cool comic to check out for horror fans so pick it up and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A 

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

hatchet 3For today’s Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween, I wanted to explore a film from one of my favorite directors of the new generation of horror directors in Adam Green (Holliston). The film is called Hatchet III and its the third and final chapter in the trilogy about maniac Lousiana Swamp murderer Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). In this film, Marybeth Dunstan (Danielle Harris) has managed to escape the clutches of Crowley and turns herself into the police station. The only problem is that they don’t believe her story that Victor Crowley is alive. That is until, they go on a search and rescue mission to try and see if there are any survivors and that is when they discover that Victor Crowley is very much alive. A disgraced reporter named Amanda (Caroline Williams) is the only one that knows the key to stopping Victor and she’ll need Marybeth in order to finish it. The film also stars Zach Galligan (Gremlins) as Sheriff Fowler, Parry Shen (Hatchet) as Andrew, Robert Diago DoQui (When The Game Stands Tall) as Deputy Winslow, Derek Mears (Friday The 13TH 2009) as Tyler Hawes, Sean Whalen (The People Under The Stairs) as Randy, Cody Blue Snider (Fool’s Day) as Cory Schneiderman, Rileah Vanderbilt (Digging Up The Marrow) as Mikaela Dougherty, John Michael Sudol (Columbiana) as Jim and the film even features a cameo from the great Sid Haig (House Of 1000 Corpses).

victor crowleyOne thing that I will say about these films is that if you love blood, gore, and violence then this is the horror film for you. The other thing that this particular series does is that it brought back some giants of the horror world from back in the day like Sean Whalen, my favorite Jason Voorhees in Kane Hodder, and even Zach Galligan who starred in one of my favorite 80’s films in Gremlins. The legend (or story) behind Victor Crowley and why he does what he does is actually kind of a cool story as well. It’s sort of reminiscent of Pumpkinhead in a way where he was a mentally challenged and deformed child that was tormented and killed by the locals and now he’s back for revenge thanks to a voodoo curse. The horror world needs more films like this to come out into the open because Hollywood’s PG-13 train is just not cutting it for me even though their accessible to watch. All I am saying is that we need more monsters in our lives like we did back in the 80’s. I was surprised to learn that Dee Snider’s son starred in this film cause I didn’t even know he was an actor to begin with. This film won’t win an Oscar, but to be honest that is okay with me cause it’s fun, gory, and it fills that void. Check it out for yourself cause it’s available on Netflix right now. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade.

Danielle Harris covered in blood is still sexy

Danielle Harris covered in blood is still sexy