Set mostly on a crashed plane, Victor Crowley sees Andrew return to the swamp home of our titular villain after he is offered a huge payout to do an interview on the site of the previous murders to help promote his tell all book. Joined by an....interesting selection of characters, all as pointless to the story as the last, Andrews plane crashes deep in the swamp where Victor Crowley is yet again stalking prey due to a second group of characters, A small group of young horror fans looking to film a mock trailer to help get the funding for a Victor Crowley film, resurrecting the monster man by playing a series of You Tube videos of people reading the voodoo curse which brings Crowley to life.
These events lead to an underwhelming series of cheap kills and thrills which is more of a mockery of the previous films. From the opening moments this film felt more like a Scary Movie style parody of the series. Personally I hated the opening scene which sees a couple on a boat in the swamp involved in a snot gag and murder, both more childish comedy than the series deserved, which is doubled up with the agonizingly dull attempt at being funny scene on the plane with the tannoy announcement....errr....being like.....errrr.....this....errrr, it was cringe worthy and shocking that Adam Green and his partner in crime Joe Lynch, both very funny guys, would stoop to using this kind of cheap laugh. The lower budget feel makes this feel even more cheap as well, Crowley looks awful in this film, the makeup and prosthetics looked like a student film monster, no where near to the level of the first three films.
The film wasn't all terrible. The last 32 minutes of the film had some decent deaths and the story picked up a better pace, killing off the more annoying characters, but this is the only reason this review got an extra half star.
Overall if you enjoyed the Hatchet films previous to Victor Crowley then you may watch this film so you are up to date with the series but honestly don't expect much going in and you will be fine for the run time. New to the series? don't bother, go and buy the first three films and leave it as that. Littered with hateable characters and vain attempts at slapstick and childish humour the films gore couldn't even save the film this time.