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Diary of a Horror Nerd: That Time I Met Victor Crowley

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Conventions give horror fans like myself a chance to meet some of our horror idols. The worst thing that can happen to a fan is meeting their idols and finding out that they are a complete asshole, but Kane Hodder aka Victor Crowley is a 100% genuinely awesome person.

I met him at Scarefest 7 in Lexington Kentucky back in 2013, right after the release of Hatchet III. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Hatchet series, so I got the crossed hatchet symbol that commonly accompanies the Hatchet film titles a couple of months before Scarefest. 

Anyone that has ever seen Kane in person knows he’s a really big guy, and myself only being 5’3, I looked like a child next to him. Despite his large appearance, he gives off such a friendly vibe. He is one of the easiest people to talk to. 

Some “celebrities” pretend to be interested in what you have to say and the artwork you show them whether it be on paper or your skin, but when I told Kane about my tattoo, his eyes lit up. He came around the table and wanted to see it right away. When I showed him, he talked about how awesome it is and how much he loves to see pieces of his work immortalized. He asked ME for a picture with it, Kane fucking Hodder wanted a picture with me and my tattoo! I’m not a typical “fangirl”, but that moment was probably the highlight of my horror nerd experiences. I must insert a disclaimer here, Kane does choke, FOR REAL, male or female. He grabbed my hair (the tattoo is on the back of my neck) and yanked me around, but how can you be mad? I got tossed around by Victor Crowley!

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Kane with my Hatchet tattoo

After the picture, he spun me around and put me in a choke hold for another picture, again, he asked for another with ME. After the second picture, he put his arm around me and said thank you, he thanked me!? 

My husband and I got married on Friday, June 13, 2008 (Jason Voorhees’ birthday is Friday, June 13). We told him about it and he thought it was awesome. He is so genuine and you can feel the passion he has for his work and the love he has for his fans when he speaks. He doesn’t try to rush you along, he gives his undivided attention to his fans and does not like to be interrupted. A wrestling announcer broke over the PA in quite a loud, obnoxious manner while Kane was talking to a fan. Needless to say, Kane was not very happy about that. He slammed his pen down, came out from behind the table with that “I’m going to rip your head off and shove it up your ass” look in his eyes and demanded to know who was doing it. Yeah, they stopped after that.

If you ever get the opportunity to meet Kane Hodder, seize that opportunity. He is such a great guy and would never stomp on your horror nerd dreams. For those curious, he is $30 for an autograph, but pictures and genuine awesomeness is FREE. 

That was my experience meeting Victor Crowley, and I would not change a second of it for anything. Enough babbling and nerding out from me for now.

Until next time.

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My Top 30 Horror Villains

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1) Victor Crowley (Hatchet)

2) Michael Myers (Halloween)

3) Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

4) Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)

5) Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

6) Pinhead (Hellraiser)

7) Candyman (Candyman)

8) Chucky (Child’s Play)

9) Jack Torrance (The Shinning)

10) Captain Spaulding (House of 1000 Corpses & The Devil’s Rejects)

11) Pennywise (IT)

12) Otis Driftwood (House of 1000 Corpses & The Devil’s Rejects)

13) Pamela Voorhees (Friday the 13th)

14) Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)

15) Baby Firefly (House of 1000 Corpses & The Devil’s Rejects)

16) Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)

17) Damien Thorn (The Omen)

18) Ghost Face (Scream)

19) Chop Top (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)

20) Norman Bates (Psycho)

21) The Thing (The Thing)

22) Jigsaw (Saw)

23) The Alien Queen (Alien)

24) ChromeSkull (Laid To Rest)

25) The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)

26) Angela Baker (Sleepaway Camp)

27) Isaac Chroner (Children of the Corn)

28) Julia Cotton (Hellraiser)

29) Billy (Silent Night, Deadly Night)

30) Alissa (Blood Night: The Legend of Bloody Mary)

Hatchet III Review

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As a fan of the previous two Hatchet movies, I was more than excited with the announcement of Hatchet III.  Much like Hatchet II picked up where the first movie left off, Hatchet III does the same.  It picks up with Marybeth alone in the swamp with Victor Crowley.

Writer Adam Green did an amazing job with the script and basic concept for the movie.  I think the script for Hatchet III is by far better than the two previous films.

Hatchet III dives more into why and how Crowley returns every night.  It also explores an idea of how to rid Honey Island Swamp of Victor Crowley for good.  Not to spoil it for everyone, it does involve Marybeth, a distant relative of Victor and an urn.

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The casting was fantastic.  Kane Hodder (Victor Crowley) and Danielle Harris (Marybeth) both return to reprise their roles.  There were a few new additions to the cast like Derek Mears (Friday the 13th 2009),  Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2),  Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects) has a small yet entertaining role.  The most surprising addition to the cast is none other than Zach Galligan (Gremlins and Gremlins 2).  Zach has a pretty major role as a sheriff that does not want to believe in the legend of Victor Crowley.

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The gore level of this film far surpasses that of the first two films.  I do not want to give too much away, but there is a scene with Derek Mears‘ character and Victor Crowley that is nothing short of complete horror brutality.  If you are into the intense gore scenes, you will be very pleased.  There are a few comedic moments mixed in with the blood and gore.

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The makeup that transforms Kane Hodder into Victor Crowley has changed a bit for Hatchet III.  He looks more grotesquely disfigured in this film than the previous two.  The makeup department was very busy with blood and guts.  I must say that I like the makeup in this film more than the others.  There were a couple of scenes that paid homage to the old school slasher films  by using prop dummies instead of CGI.  Yes it looked a bit corny, but it was nice to see a nod to a time when actors actually had to learn stunts and dare I say it, act.

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The ending is very open and most certainly leaves the door open for a fourth installment to the Hatchet franchise.  I highly recommend Hatchet III to anyone that is a fan of the previous two films or anyone that wants to see a gritty gorefest.  I would not at all be opposed to seeing a Hatchet IIII.