One of the main reasons that I am excited is the presence of Danielle Harris. Danielle, who started in Halloween 4 and 5 as a child, and both Rob Zombie Halloween films, stars as Marybeth, taking the role over from Tamara Feldman. Harris is a bonafide scream queen, and has carved a nice career in horror.
The main reason that people will check out this film, however, is the ridiculous amount of blood and gore. Director Adam Green boasts that this film will feature 17 deaths, which are even more brutal and disgusting than the original. In the first film we saw a man get hacked to bits, a woman have the top half of her head ripped off, and a an unfortunate hottie take a belt sander to the face. I can only imagine the carnage that ensues in the sequel.
|The lovely Hatchet 2 star, with yours truly, circa 2008|
This film is also being released unrated, as Director Adam Green was dissatisfied with having to cut much of his first film, due to limitations by the Nazi's that the MPAA. Green promises uncompromising brutality and fun.
You have a lot of choices this weekend, with The Social Network being released, as well as the aforementioned Let Me In, but if you're a horror buff, drag your ass to a theatre and go see Hatchet 2! The film is unrated, and is not for the squeamish.
Hatchet 2 trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JCzv6lAaUE