Here are the basic rules of franchise entertainment. The first film establishes the world and the basic rules. The second film (usually the best) expands on that world and ups the ante. The third film? That's where things generally either start going off the rails or fresh blood is brought in and things go a bit gonzo. It would appear that Hatchet 3 is taking the latter option.
HATCHET III continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). As a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and carnage left behind from the first two films, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) hunts down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
BJ McDonnell takes over the directing reins from Adam Green and if this first trailer is any indication he has no intention of being outdone in the blood and guts department. Check it out below.