It’s the stuff of nightmares. You return home, only to discover that you are already there: a facsimile is duping your loved ones and taking over your life. The existence of a malevolent doppelganger is a universal, enduring fear, and filmmakers across the spectrum, from Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo) to Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Richard Ayoade (The Double) and Denis Villeneuve (Enemy), have mined its potential for thrills.
Chainsaws and hatchets and shotguns, oh my….
Picking up at the exact terrifying moment where the 2007 original left off – albeit with a different actress in the lead (Danielle Harris, replacing Tamara Feldman) – Hatchet II starts as it means to go on; that a guy gets strangled with his own intestines before the opening credits gives a good indication of the dark delights to come.
FrightFest 2010 kicked off in style with the world premiere of Adam Green’s long-awaited sequel Hatchet II, which returns to the Louisiana swampland home of deformed boogeyman Victor Crowley. Attending the screening with the director were stars Danielle Harris – who takes over the lead role of Marybeth from original actress Tamara Feldman – and horror legends Kane ‘Jason Voorhees’ Hodder, who takes the role of Victor Crowley, and Tony ‘Candyman’ Todd, who plays the mysterious Reverend Zombie. They spoke about making the movie…