Friday, October 10, 2014
Halloween Horrors 9-10 SECOND SEQUEL SPLATTER with Hatchet 3 and Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
First up was Cabin Fever 3, I have to say that the original did not do much for me on it's release, but it's been a while. I totally missed 2 (not streaming...drat) and figured how much could I miss? Well, not much. This film has a somewhat moral compass reduced doctor trying to solve the mystery viruses cure out by experimenting on victims. Luckily, he found someone that is immune! Lucky for his studies, bad for Patient Zero (played by Sean Astin in a great manic performance). But Zero ain't taking this lying down, and finds his way to spread the infection through the SECRET ISLAND INSTALLATION. Well, toss in some revelers that have interpersonal issues, great bodies and less than stellar oral hygiene habits and combine, shake, stir...MELT THEM DOWN!!
There are several subplots here, as it bounces between the doctor and staff trying to survive and the expected knuckleheads that stumble on the base and suffer the consequences, and it's fast paced enough to really work well. If you want GROSS body horror, you'll be well served between cunnilingus carnage and one of the all time most amusing contaminated women battling by literally tearing each other apart that I can recall. Totally worth the time just for that.
Visually it's engaging even when it falls into the "OH NO I MUST RUN DOWN THE HALL" scenes, and comics writer/artist Kaare Andrews definitely doesn't shy away from the gore. You'll be ready to join our infected pal right here for sure... And CF3P0 (Which is my "dirty Star Wars" slang title) is a good streaming flick for gore fans!
Hatchet was a film I really enjoyed, but the sequel was fun and pretty much forgettable for me, so I didn't bother to hunt down 3 until it popped up in my Netflix suggestions. It doesn't get easier than that and WHAM, the first 7 minutes of the movie are just excellent. Hatchet fans know the evil Victor Crowley is back again, and it's Kane Hodder doing his best imposing Jason shoulder lift and hard Triple H Exhale splattering suckas all over the screen. I don't want to spoil it, but GIANT CHAINSAW for the ultimate in "splitting headache" gets things rolling.