Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

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Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by Alien Redrum » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:48 pm

With the announcement of Victor Crowley, the 4th film in the Hatchet franchise, I got to wondering, why no Behind the Mask sequel?

I always associate the two because they both came out at about the same time, but BtM was a far superior film while Hatchet got all the hubbub.

Sucks too, because here we are with 4 Hatchet films but only one BtM. :(
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Re: Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by Neon Maniac » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:17 pm

I liked BtM. Maybe they just kind of thought it was best as a single film. No idea why Hatchet goes strong, perhaps they're cheap to make.

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Re: Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by Alien Redrum » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:42 am

Maybe on all accounts. BtM was left so wide open for a sequel too. It kills me.
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Re: Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by Neon Maniac » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:41 am

You should start an email writing campaign to get another BtM and another one to get them to stop making Hatchet. Maybe an internet petition would work too.

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Re: Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by Alien Redrum » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:01 pm

That's a good plan!
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Re: Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by DJBenz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:14 pm

Probably because Adam Green is a fairly shrewd filmmaker and his Ariescope Pictures is responsible for financing and releasing the Hatchet films (along with his other work). Plus, he's kept himself high profile with fans. He's at Frightfest pretty much every year, even when he doesn't have a film to show, and his Movie Crypt podcast that he does with Joe Lynch is very popular too.

On the flipside, I couldn't tell you who is the director of BtM.

BTW, the reason there's a 4th Hatchet movie is George Romero. Green told this story when he introduced Victor Crowley at Frightfest; he was at a convention on a panel with Romero and they were chatting. Romero asks him "When are you going to make another Hatchet film for these kids?" and Green replies, "I'm not. We killed VC in part 3. It's over".

Romero replies, "Look at all the Hatchet t-shirts out there in the crowd, look at the tattoos. There's as many here for you as there is for me. Hatchet isn't yours any more, it's theirs. You owe it to them."

And that's why he made a fourth film.
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Re: Why do we have 3 Hatchet sequels and not 1 Behind the Mask?

Post by Neon Maniac » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:22 pm

Because Romero was all about giving his fans what they wanted, releasing a zombie movie every decade. :lol:

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