In the tradition of many secretly-shot sequels to come out recently, Adam Green revealed earlier this year that he’d filmed a fourth Hatchet movie entitled Victor Crowley. He proceeded to show the pic during special one-night screenings from August into November, and fans who’ve been unable to attend have been wondering ever since when the sequel would be properly released.
Well, now we have our answer, as Dark Sky Films’ official Twitter account has announced that Victor Crowley will be with us in 2018, and they even promised that further release info and poster art will be here soon. Unfortunately, they didn’t give us anything more than that, but it’s definitely nice to know that those who haven’t yet seen Green’s latest effort will be able to do so next year.
If you’re unfamiliar with Victor Crowley, the plot synopsis reads as follows:
Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, Victor Crowley reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7 – X’s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.
In 2007, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.
It’s great getting to see a modern slasher icon continue to receive sequels like his 1980’s predecessors, while it’s also been confirmed by Green that this new Hatchet outing is a bit of a tribute to genre masters Wes Craven and George A. Romero, both of whom have passed away. As a lifelong fan of their work, that only makes this film all the more special for me and I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I can’t wait to see Victor Crowley return from the dead.
As always, watch this space for more.