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‘Victor Crowley’: That’s a Hatchet Job, Al Right

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Based around the previous films of the Hatchet franchise, ‘Victor Crowley’ sees one of his last surviving victims and several others for varied reasons, make a return to Honey Island, where the legend of Victor Crowley and his devastating hatchet all began! WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

I haven’t seen the first two ‘Hatchet’ movies, but they have acquired a cult following inside the Horror world. I assume the first two are as Spaghetti-Slasher and Splatter-Gore filled as this little slice of raw meat, so let’s board a plane and dive right into this!

Being the sole survivor of a massacre of legendary proportions can be big business these days, and the thought is exemplified in Andrew Yong (Parry Shen), the last survivor of the Crowley killings on Honey Island. His manager Kathleen (Felissa Rose) got him a shot on The Sabrina Show with his ex-wife Sabrina (Krystal Joy Brown), to talk about his new book signing tour.

The signing after the show inevitably goes poorly, and filmmakers Chloe (Katie Booth), Rose (Laura Ortiz) and Alex (Chase Williamson), who want to make a B-movie about the Crowley murders, are disappointed that they don’t get to discuss it with Andrew. But Andrew’s spirits are lifted when Kathleen informs him of a half-million-dollar offer, all he needs to do is go back to Honey Island Swamp for a retrospective.

Inevitably the plane carrying the semi-celebrity types crashes onto Honey Island Swamp, and the would-be filmmakers who are already there just have to get involved, with Rose’s phone providing a very Zombie-fed Tony Todd cameo, to bring Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) back from the dead with the original voodoo curse they used! Local aspiring actor Dillon (Dave Sheridan) seems determined to help both the filmies and the celebrities, but Crowley is out there and he has no mercy or pity, or even any communication really, other than squishy grunts as his hatchet whistles its way through bone, flesh and blood!

Not much needs to be said about the kill scenes, or what plot there is of the movie. So much screen time is wasted on character slapstick-iness, and mocking as many movie and Horror movie tropes as possible. Though the Crowley kills are utterly ridiculous and laugh-out-loud-worthy, I get the distinct impression that was the whole point, and not a one of them has any weird CGI – the Crowley folks believe in the power of a good practical effects exploding head with streaming blood like a watermelon, and that is always a good thing.

There is enough backstory to be able to watch Victor Crowley without having seen the other films of the franchise, but really, if you haven’t seen the other Hatchet films, what are you doing staring at Victor Crowley anyways? For a fun little waste of an hour and a half or so, with all the blood-spray and head-squishing your little Horror-loving hearts could desire, see ‘Victor Crowley’ now!

 

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Today, Apple TV+ announced a season two for acclaimed kids and family series “Camp Snoopy,” based on the classic Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). The complete  first season of “Camp Snoopy” is now streaming globally on Apple TV+.

After discovering their troop is in danger of disbanding, Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts set off to immerse themselves in nature and the Great Outdoors, with the Beagle Scout Manual as their guide. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown and friends enjoy their summer at Camp Spring Lake, crossing paths with Snoopy as they experience hiking, swimming, sitting around campfires and everything summer camp and the outdoors have to offer. 

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, “Camp Snoopy” is based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and is directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). Executive producers are Craig Schulz, Paige Braddock, Boutilier, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts and Logan McPherson.

“Camp Snoopy” joined an exciting slate of new offerings for kids and families on Apple TV+ this summer featuring the second season of beloved animated series “Frog and Toad,” based on the Caldecott and Newbery Honor-winning books; animated adventure trilogy “WondLa,” based on the New York Times bestselling book series “The Search for WondLa” by Tony DiTerlizzi; highly anticipated kids and family series “Yo Gabba GabbaLand!,” inspired by the hit, Emmy Award-nominated cultural phenomenon “Yo Gabba Gabba!”; “Me,” an elevated cinematic coming-of-age story from Barry L. Levy; and, the first-ever television adaptation of the cult classic film, “Time Bandits,” starring Lisa Kudrow.

Award-winning all-age offerings now streaming globally on Apple TV+ include celebrated live action animated hybrid special, “The Velveteen Rabbit”; the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”; Oscar-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning animated film “Wolfwalkers”; the BAFTA Award and Humanitas Prize-winning “El Deafo,” BAFTA Award-winning “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Get Rolling With Otis,” Spin Master Entertainment’s “Sago Mini Friends,” GLAAD Media Award-nominated “Pinecone & Pony,” “Frog and Toad,” The Jim Henson Company’s Emmy Award-winning “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” “Harriet the Spy” and “Slumberkins,” Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment’s “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory,” Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero’s Emmy Award-nominated “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” Peanuts and WildBrain’s Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show,” Scholastic’s “Eva the Owlet” and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series “Stillwater.” Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s DGA and WGA Award-nominated “Amber Brown,” DGA Award-winning “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” WGA Award-winning “Life By Ella,” Sesame Workshop and Sinking Ship’s Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter,” Emmy Award and Environmental Media Association Award winning “Jane,” and Scholastic’s “Puppy Place.”

Also included are “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times bestselling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers, and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy Presents: Lucy’s School,” Humanitas and Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie,” “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,” Emmy Award-winning “Snoopy Presents: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” and “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne.”

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all of a user’s favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 499 wins and 2,262 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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