Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Apocalyptic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Hatchet II

Protected by hunters, a mass murder survivor investigates the bayou where she was attacked.
United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Mardi Gras
Legend: 
Urban Legend
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Writing: 
Franchise Sequel
3.04
A sinking sequel…
5.04
3.04
5.04
4
1
3
3
Effects
Photography
Performances
Hatchet's final girl returns but has been recast. Adam Green, the creator, writes and directs again, but the tone is now rather tongue in cheek. The film's grain is uneven and the lighting isn't always optimal, an aspect better handled the first time. The quality of the special effects fluctuates, but is an overall improvement. This is crucial because good gore is the best Hatchet 2 has to offer.
Some sequel pitfalls are overcome by returning actors whose character provide more backstory and some supernatural mythos. The performances are sometimes limited by tight blocking or uncomfortable dialog, but the performers make the best of the unusual natural bayou sets. The bayou’s potential is fully exploited and filmed under the right lens.
Tighter editing would've gotten the film rid of elongated scenes that drain hard-earned suspense. The pacing isn’t strategic, something seemingly unnoticed in pre and post production. Hatchet 2 is yet another refuge for the lost 80’s supernatural slasher fan that craves practical gore, prosthetics, a remote setting and an undead brute. It is more creative but more infantilizing than most of them.
Alternate Titles: 
Hatchet 2
Hatchet Part 2
Hatchet II
Hatchet Part II
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