VICTOR CROWLEY REVIEWED
“Victor Crowley” comes to Blu-ray looking rather amazing. Most of the Dark Sky films pop in HD, but I wasn’t expecting a rather dark swampy movie to look so good. But, let’s pick up from where I left off in the last piece. Kane Hodder gets how to act through make-up as a giant hulking crazed Cajun monster. Does he still count as Cajun, if he’s not going all Jerry Reed? Still, that’s not the problem facing the movie.
The lack of scale and limited sets makes the narrative feel tiny. While this works for your first attempts at bat, this is Part IV in the Hatchet series. When Elm Street hit Part 4, Renny Harlin was turning people into cockroaches. Hell, Zito got Corey Feldman to shave his head. All that we get here is talk about having babies and lackluster death. I’m not going to totally ruin the finale, but there’s a moment that just undercuts everything that has gone before.
Sequels and horror go hand-in-hand. I just wish that we had a sense that what happens in this film matters. I’ll check out the next Crowley/Hatchet film. I just want the stakes raised.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 2/06/18
The Plot Thus Far
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, over forty 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.
VICTOR CROWLEY’s ensemble cast also features Laura Ortiz (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes),
Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV’s “Impractical Jokers”). Writer/director
Adam Green proudly returns to the director’s chair of his series that, upon debuting in 2007, was energetically touted as a return to “old school American horror,” and whose maniacal fan-favorite villain quickly secured a place among slasher royalty.
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