Strong, frantic and pissed!
We pick up exactly where we left off; with Victor Crowley, the supernatural bad guy, having his head blown off by the final girl. Serious attempts are made at fleshing out the creature once it comes back to life, as its curse dictates. The ambiance, lighting and cinematography are slightly different from what we’re used to, but nothing much better or worse.
The franchise has been starring actors who have impersonated some of the most popular horror monsters in contemporary film history, and this time scream queens and kings known for their popular roles as protagonists, namely Zach Galligan, Danielle Harris and Caroline Williams, join the ensemble. They aren't exactly cameos, but they are often restricted to few locations or one.
After two weaker installments, Hatchet 3 feels like a rushed conclusion to a rushed trilogy. Some sequences are well filmed and give you the impression you’re watching a Hollywood product, but then you get an unflattering angle reminding you it is in fact a B-Movie paying respects to older B-Movies. This said, if it’s the old style gore and cheese you’re after, this is where the party's at!