From Swamp to VCR: Victor Crowley Goes Retro

Adam Green’s slasher gets limited release on VHS.

By Michelle Kaotic

Since 2006, the Hatchet series has become a fan favorite and re-introduced audiences to Kane Hodder as Victor/Thomas Crowley. With precision, Adam Green executed his formula for combining comedy and horror as well as assembling some of the biggest names in the horror genre to appear in his four films.

This time around, he is joining forces with Broke Horror Fan to give Victor Crowley fans an opportunity to own not only an unique collectible, but to have a good reason to dust off those old VCRs. The film is being released on a fully-functional VHS tape.

The cover’s artwork is by Will Perkins from Dark Horse Comics. It is being released in three different versions: standard (limited to 300), bloody variant (limited to 150), and line art variant (limited to 50, numbered, and hand-signed by the artist). These are sure to be sought-after tapes by collectors.

Green commented on this release in an official statement, which reads as follows.

Having lived through both the birth and the death of the "local video store" era, my horror movie education happened on VHS. Whether you purchase this copy to actually watch or just to display on a shelf as part of your Hatchet collection, I’m confident that you share my nostalgic love for this classic format.

Officially licensed from Dark Sky Films and ArieScope Pictures, the VHS comes in a retro-style clamshell case that will take us back to our Blockbuster Video days.

While the autographed Adam Green editions on ArieScope sold out within 24 hours, you can still order a copy of this release from Witter Entertainment. The bloody variant edition comes with a blood-splattered letter from Adam Green to the Hatchet army members. This latest installment of the series is sure to be a favorite on any collector’s shelf.

About the Author

Michelle Kaotic

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Canada, I still remember that first time watching The Exorcist as a kid. While others looked away, I took in every pea green puke and head-spinning moment that I could. Since then, horror and music have become passionate hobbies in my life. Although new to the convention scene, I’ve been collecting both horror and music items for over two decades. Two moments that make these hobbies worthwhile were coming face to face with Freddy Krueger himself, the legendary Robert Englund, and shaking hands with guitar icon Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. I started Kaotic Notes back in 2015 to house the numerous reviews, interviews, photos, and videos that I had done, and continue to do so to this day. It’s only rock and roll with a touch of blood and gore. What can go wrong?!

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