Thursday, September 30, 2010

Horror Fans, It's Time To Nut Up or Shut Up


As i've more than hammered into your skull in the past couple weeks, Hatchet 2 finally hits theatres across the country this weekend, totally unrated - making it the widest release of an unrated horror film in well over two decades. While this weekend is a celebration of the returns of both Adam Green and Victor Crowley to the big screen, it's also a weekend that is much bigger than any one single movie could ever possibly be. Thanks to AMC having the balls to release the film in its fully uncut form, the fate of the horror genre has literally been put into our hands this weekend. To everyone who has ever complained about remakes and PG-13 horror, this is your chance to finally stop bitching about it, stop blogging about it and actually do something about it. It's time to bring about change in the horror genre and if we can show the people in control that we want our horror films unrated, we could actually bring about that change. Best of all, all you have to do to help out the cause is drop a few bucks to spend your weekend with an awesome fuckin' gorefest of a movie that you will most likely love and have the time of your life with. In other words, if you really love the genre, you will drive your ass as far out of the way as you can to see the film or you will just go ahead and buy a ticket even if it's playing nowhere near you - not to trick anyone into thinking more people saw the movie then they did, but to show them that this is how you want your horror films and that you will spend your hard earned dollars on hardcore balls to the wall horror, the way horror is meant to be. I know it's tough enough for a lot of us to spend $10 on a movie we're actually going to see, much less one we're not, but think of it this way - if the horror genre were on its death bed and a single 10 dollar donation from you and everyone who loved the genre could save its life, would you whip out your credit card and come to the rescue? I sure hope you would and I sure hope you do this weekend. This shit is totally up to us.

To purchase tickets, head over to, type in your zip code and pick a time.

Adam Green and some of the stars of the film, including Tony Todd and Danielle Harris, will be at select showings across the country, a full list of which you will find below, along with complete theatrical listings.


TAMPA -- 10/1 for midnight showings at 12:01am
AMC Veterans Expressway 24 (9302 Anderson Rd)

ORLANDO - 10/1 for prime evening showing
AMC Pleasure Island 24 (1500 E Buena Vista Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL)
Q&A to follow film

CHICAGO - 10/1 for midnight showing at 12:01am
AMC Crestwood 18 (13221 Rivercrest Dr, Crestwood, IL)
Q&A to follow film

LOS ANGELES - 10/1 for midnight showing at 12:01am
AMC Universal CityWalk 19 (100 Universal City Plaza)
Q&A to follow film

DETROIT - 10/1 for midnight showing at 12:01am
AMC Livonia 20 (19500 Haggerty Rd Livonia, MI)
Q&A to follow film

NEW YORK CITY - 10/1 for midnight showing at 12:01am
AMC Empire 25 (234 W 42nd St)

NEW YORK CITY - 10/1 for prime evening screening
AMC Empire 25 (234 W 42nd St)
Q&A to follow film


Eastern Shore Premiere Cinema (30500 State Highway 181, Spanish Fort, AL)
Tannehill Premiere Cinema (4801 Promenade Parkway, Bessemer, AL)
Gadsden Premiere Cinema 16 (1001 Rainbow Drive Suite 2, Gadsden, AL)

AMC Foothills 15 (7401 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ)

· AMC Universal CityWalk 19 (100 Universal City Plaza)
· AMC 30 at The Block (20 City Blvd, Orange, CA)
· AMC Ontario Mills 30 (4549 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA)
· AMC Burbank Town Center 8 (201 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA)
· AMC Norwalk 20 (12300 Civic Center Dr, Norwalk, CA)
· AMC Covina 30 (1414 N Azusa Ave Covina, CA)
· MANN Chinese 6 (6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA)
· AMC Bay Street 16 (5614 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA)
· AMC Palm Promenade 24 (770 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA)

AMC Plainville 20 (220 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT)

· AMC Mall of America (19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL)
· AMC Sunset Place 24 (5701 Sunset Dr South, Miami, FL)
· AMC Regency 24 (9451 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville, FL)
· AMC Orange Park 24 (1910 Wells Rd, Orange Park, FL)
· AMC Pleasure Island 24 (1500 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL)
· AMC Universal Cineplex 20(6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL)
· AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 (2415 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL)
· AMC Veterans Expressway 24 (9302 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL)
· AMC Regency Square 20 (2496 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL)

· AMC Barrett Commons 24 (2600 Cobb Place Ln NW, Kennesaw, GA)
· AMC Southlake Pavilion 24(7065 Mount Zion Cir, Morrow, GA)

· AMC Crestwood 18 (13221 Rivercrest Dr, Crestwood, IL)
· AMC Pipers Alley 4 (1608 N Wells St, Chicago, IL)

· AMC Elmwood Palace 20 (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd, Harahan, LA)
· AMC Westbank Palace 16 (1151 Manhattan Blvd Harvey, LA)

· AMC Boston Common 19 (175 Tremont St, Boston, MA)
· AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 (100 Independence Way, Danvers, MA)
· AMC Methuen 20 (90 Pleasant Valley St, Methuen, MA)

AMC Owings Mills 17 (10100 Mill Run Cir, Owings Mills, MD)

· AMC Livonia 20 (19500 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI)
· AMC Southfield 20 (25333 W 12 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI)
· AMC Great Lakes 24 (4300 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI)

AMC West Olive 16 (12657 Olive St, Creve Coeur, MO)

· AMC Empire 25 (234 W 42nd St, NY, NY)
· AMC 34th Street 14 (312 W. 34th St, NY, NY)
· AMC MJ Harlem 9 (2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd, NY, NY)
· AMC 84th Street 6 (2310 Broadway, NY, NY)
· AMC Village 7 (66 Third Ave, NY, NY)
· AMC New Brunswick 18 (17 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ)
· AMC Jersey Gardens 20 (Jersey Gardens Mall, Jersey City, NJ)
· AMC Palisades Center 21 (4403 Palisades Center Drive West, Nyack, NY)

AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 (9541 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC)
AMC Concord Mills 24 (8421 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC)

· AMC Newport on the Levee 20 (1 Levee Way, Newport, KY)
· AMC Easton Town Center 20 (160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH)
· AMC Lennox Town Center 24 (777 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH)

· AMC Waterfront 22 (300 Waterfront Dr W, Homestead, PA)
· AMC Cherry Hill 24 (2121 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ)
· AMC Hamilton 24 (325 Sloan Ave, Hamilton, NJ)

· AMC Studio 30 (2949 Dunvale Rd, Houston, TX)
· AMC Gulf Pointe 30 (11801 S Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX)
· AMC The Grand 24 (10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX)
· AMC Mesquite 30 (19919 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite, TX)

AMC Hampton 24 (Town Center Way, Hampton, VA)

· AMC Alderwood 16 (18733 33rd Ave West, Lynnwood, WA)
· AMC Uptown 3 (511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA)

· AMC Hoffman Center 22 (206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA)
· AMC Potomac Mills 18 (2700 Potomac Mills Cir, Woodbridge, VA)

AMC Mayfair Mall 18 (2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI)

· AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 (10 Dundas Street East, Toronto)
· AMC Montreal: Forum 22 (2313 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal)

Jen and I, along with Adam Barnick and a slew of other friends of both of ours, will be at the 7:30 show in Times Square tommorow night, where Danielle Harris will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie. If you're anywhere in the area, come on down and join in the fun. We would love to see ya there!

And don't forget - if you buy a ticket to see the film and e-mail me confirmation that you did, you will be entered into a giveaway to win a Hatchet 2 poster! Every ticket you buy counts as an entry, just be sure to drop me an e-mail before the end of the weekend. The two winners will also get some other little treats in their prize package, to show my appreciation for their support.

I leave you with two great articles that were posted on Dread Central this week, both of which stress the importance of this weekend as well as the importance of YOU supporting the film.

YOUR Chance To Change The Rules

And Now A Message From Tim Sullivan


the jaded viewer said...

Crap. I'm gonna miss #HalloweenGal at the midnight showing here in the city. You just gotta love Danielle Harris...

I'm definitely seeing this at my favorite theater...the AMC 25!

Anonymous said...

What if I thought the first Hatchet was an overhyped example of lazy writing and sloppy writing? Should I still pretend to be gung-ho for Hatchet 2 (even though it was made by the same talentless people) just because it's unrated?

Johnny said...

Absolutely not, but even a hater of the film like yourself can still probably appreciate the fact that a horror film is being released unrated and could possibly effect the whole genre in a positive way, no?

MJ said...

I actually agree in the principal of this movement, even though it has no direct bearing on films here in the UK.

Over here films are either 12, 15 or 18 and you must be above those ages to see the relevent film- we don't have any 'unrated' things.

I'm glad DVD's came along and made rare versions easier to get. Gone are the days when I had to search through sci-fi/horror film fairs for uncut bootlegs!

Bjornabo said...

Wish I could be there with you guys.

And a interview (and some pics) of Miss. Harris would not be wrong :-)

PaulM said...

I don't see movies in theaters, people are too rude and it's too expensive. I hope this movie does well because the first one was fun, but I won't be seeing it til it hits DVD.

fromhell13 said...

I went to the Friday 10:30 showing at the theater in Morrow, Ga. Had to drive nearly 2 hours to get there. I took one friend with me and arranged to meet another one there. I've been facebooking and talking up the hell out of this, trying to mobilize the Atlanta horror fans. I get there, and there are 3 people there. Me and my 2 friends. Pathetic. Seems people would rather bitch than do something about the state of horror. Sad thing is, I bet the showing of Let Me In one screen over was packed.

I liked the first Hatchet, but I wasn't thrilled with it. The overall "jokey" tone kinda killed it for me. Hatchet 2, however, was incredible. The kills were the humor of the movie simply by being so violently over the top. The acting was good (taking into account Danielle Harris's complete lack of range.) I'd say you don't have to have loved the first one to enjoy this one.

Oh, and by the way, anyone who says that watching a movie on dvd is just as good as the silver screen is lying to you. Don't listen to them. Chase them down with pitchforks and torches.

Bill said...

So often "unrated" means a matter of seconds, and if the gore's done in a practical effect, there's always a giant "tell" about how it's done at any rate. Gone are the days of "Friday the 13th's" blip and then it's gone gore effects that were so frustrating and we all had to suffer for because Paramount was a major studio some of the MPAA rating's board held stock in.