Unfortunate news today for our friends in the Great White North ... Adam Green's Hatchet II has been pulled from theatres. Sucks, yes, and even more of a reason why change is so important pertaining to the way things are done. Adam Green, posted the following message in his Twitter account:
For the past several weeks we've been talking about why you should go see Hatchet II this weekend. We've even asked that if it's not playing by you to support it anyway by going online and buying a ticket to send a message to Hollywood and the MPAA that there IS a market for unrated horror. Now we're putting OUR money where our mouths are!
Horror fans, you've asked for a movie that doesn't shy away from the blood, guts and gore; and Hatchet II delivers that and more. Adam Green and Dark Sky Films, in association with AMC Theaters, are opening Hatchet II unrated rather than cutting out the good stuff to please the MPAA. So will you listen to the call to arms and support unrated horror?
Last night Hatchet II made its Los Angeles premiere at the historic Egyptian Theatre, and since Dread Central was a co-sponsor of the horror-star-studded event, we were in full force to bring you guys back the goods.
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As if anyone needs more incentive to see Hatchet II on its opening weekend besides it being UNRATED, how about the opportunity to watch it with either the director, Adam Green, or one of its stars? If you live in or around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, or Orlando, that opportunity is yours courtesy of Dark Sky Films! Here are the details:
A new NOT SAFE FOR WORK clip from Adam Green's Hatchet II has thrust itself online featuring two of the film's stars A.J. Bowen and Alexis Peters ... well um ... see for yourself. Alone. In a dark room. Probably with a box of tissues.
It’s hard to believe that the US premiere for Adam Green’s Hatchet II is only about a week away, and while we’ve had the opportunity here at Dread Central to hear from some of the key players in the project (including Green, AJ Bowen, and Tom Holland), we’re ready to introduce you to Alexis Peters, the up-and-coming actress who portrays Avery in the sequel.
With TIFF 2010 now at a close, it's time for a quick awards round-up for you guys. Pertaining to our beloved genre, we're happy to announce that Jim Mickle’s Stake Land took home the Midnight Madness Audience Award at the show, beating out some pretty tough competition in The Vanishing on 7th Street, Insidious and more. Congrats to Mickle and company!
The momentum for Adam Green's Hatchet II is growing by the second, and word has just come down that AMC theatres will debut the film by offering a host of midnight showings! From the Press Release
“If you want drugs, violence, suspense and lots of sexy people, this movie is for you,” says actress/producer Jennifer Blanc with a smile as she greets me on the set of The Victim – a new backwoods indie thriller that sports some heavy-duty subject matter and one helluva cast.
Finally, the red band teaser for Adam Green's Hatchet II is here, and if this doesn't get your blood pumping, you're probably already dead. Seriously. Holy shit.
Several more clips for Adam Green's highly anticipated Hatchet II have jumped online, and we have every second of them for you right here ... right now!
Get out your grinders and let the sharpening begin! Over on the Fandango website you'll find the first wave of AMC theatres that will be showing Adam Green's Hatchet II unrated ... the way it's supposed to be seen! This is NOT the final list! Expect more theatres to be added soon!