Last weekend it was announced a slew of newcomers (including Derek Mears, Caroline Williams, etc.) to Adam Green’s Hatchet series were heading into the swamp for the forthcoming HATCHET III, the latest installment centered around unstoppable hatchet-faced madman Victor Crowley. With filming officially beginning tomorrow night, it’s been revealed that Gremlins & Waxwork‘s series star Zach Galligan is joining the growing cast of genre stalwarts as a local sheriff.
Joining him are Cody Blue Snider (son of Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, who you catch on Adam Green & Joe Lynch’s FEARnet TV show Holliston) and Rileah Vanderbilt (not only Green’s wife, but she played young Victor Crowley under a heap of makeup!) rounding out the cast as a SWAT team officer. Hatchet I & II camera operator B.J. McDonnell is making his directorial debut, with creator/director Adam Green serving as writer/producer this time around. Expect the swamps to run red in 2013!
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Synopsis: “A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces as Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.”