Friday, April 10, 2009

HATCHET Director's Mock Commercial

For whatever reason it took me a few years to get around to watching Adam Green's HATCHET, despite a rave review on the ER site from good buddy and recent traveling companion Louis Fowler.

To be honest, I probably avoided it because I'm usually averse to phrases like "old school slasher flick" because that kind of talk makes me think about those wretched SCREAM movies and not, you know, real slasher movies. Coupled with reviews that seemed all over the place and slavish endorsements from the likes of Ain't It Cool News I wasn't sure if I'd love or hate this latest attempt to add a new horror villain to the slasher pantheon.

I finally got around to watching HATCHET a couple weekends ago as the capper to my epic Day of Trash and I could not have misjudged the flick more. Intentionally funny and exceedingly well cast, the flick also piles on the gore and boobs so you're never bored. Plus, my favorite lab assistant from BONES (Joel Moore as the dark and comically death-obsessed Mr. Fisher) turns up as the flick's male lead, a comic and pop culture geek who heads off on an ill-fated swamp tour.

Despite an unsatisfying ending, I'd highly recommend HATCHET to anybody out there looking for a fun, admittedly "old school" horror flick with plenty of nudity and gore. I enjoyed it so much that I recently NetFlixed SPIRAL, another collaboration between Green and Moore, this time with the actor sharing directorial chores. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet and since today is Steven Seagal's birthday BELLY OF THE BEAST takes precedence but I'll get to it soon and report back.

In the meantime, here's a mildly amusing deoderant/body spray commercial from Green that nicely combines lingerie and lightsabers...

4 comments:

Wings said...

Yah, I was unsure what to expect from "Hatchet", too. While not awesome, it was a fun, slasher movie. I liked it.

Douglas A. Waltz said...

I liked the blonde. Very funny stuff.

Cinema Suicide said...

I also liked Hatchet a whole hell of a lot. I really wans't buying the old school horror byline but I didn't let it stop me. The ending was a load of bullshit, though.

Find those Seagal energy drinks yet?

Fab.Pony said...

I liked how most ingredients were flat-out stolen; such as Madman Marz look, the douse the guy with gas, strike a match and have it rain bit from Jason Lives...