I think we can all agree that Adam Green’s Hatchet films are a blast if you’re a gorehound. When it comes to kills, these films don’t shy away from bringing the goods and, as a result, are perfect for a gathering of friends, a six pack of cold ones, and a couple of boxes of pizza.
Since news on a fourth entry into the series has been pretty scarce, Green decided to spill the beans on an
failed old pitch to Dark Sky for a new film on his podcast The Movie Crypt. This time, Green wanted to go meta and have Crowley become a real entity, one that has seen the first three films and isn’t happy with how he’s been portrayed.
“It plays with the idea of Victor Crowley actually being a real thing, I lied and said I made it up but I really stole the story and now he’s coming to get everybody who worked on the movie. But he doesn’t really look like he did in the three — he’s really scary, it’s a little more paranormal. I just figured to go out with a bang and make it real and make it grounded and make him terrifying and not campy would have been really cool…”
The alleged reason this story was turned down was because Dark Sky didn’t want there to be an ending to the series. After all, franchises make bucks. “I remember pitching that idea to Dark Sky, and they said ‘if you do that, that’s the end. There’s nowhere left to go,” Green clarified. The idea wasn’t rejected as much as they went in a different direction.
However, we’ve heard that there are legitimate talks for a fourth film but only time will tell where these talks lead. Keep your eyes here as I think we’d all love to see Victor Crowley rise once again!
You can hear the full podcast via The Movie Crypt.
Article updated at 8:40pm with new quotes and information.