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Actors: Cheryl Renee, Chris Moir, Jon Briddell, Mia Zottoli, Darren Keefe
Director: Robert Tiffi
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2004     1hr 37min

College coed by day and a stripper by night, Claudia's dream of becoming a lawyer seems within reach until her co-workers start turning up dead, victims of a brutal serial killer. Can Claudia and her friends stay alive alo...  more »

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Actors: Cheryl Renee, Chris Moir, Jon Briddell, Mia Zottoli, Darren Keefe
Director: Robert Tiffi
Creators: Ken Blakey, Robert Tiffi, Paul G. Volk, Chevonne O'Shaughnessy, George Shamieh, Jeffrey Girard, Kelly Andrea Rubin
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Showtime Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/05/2004
Original Release Date: 06/07/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 06/07/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This movie SUCKS, but I'm in love with that one chick...
Holly Apollyon | The Overlook Hotel | 04/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you're interested in watching a movie even worse (yes worse) than the handful of movies in the terrifying straight-to-DVD Scarecrow saga, you might consider this one. Much the movie centers around the apartment complex where most of the characters seem to reside.

Serial Killer: Code Name "Hatchetman", a jerkweed wearing a hooded sweat shirt and a cheap rubber mask, armed with a small, ineffectual-looking hatchet. The Hatchetman prefers to ambush his female prey and then strike them down with petulant bellows of rage and awkwardly shallow hatchet swipes.

Possible Suspects: (1) The malingering apartment complex manager, (2) the disoriented cop boyfriend, (3) the rat-like tantrum-throwing jilted ex-con, (4) the suspiciously benign motel security guy, and (5) the ghastly cross-dressing degenerate that just sort of hangs around the motel giving all the strippers the creeps.

I think it would be fair to say that the Hatchetman is the bottom of the barrel in regards to serial killer status. It goes without saying that the Hatchetman would get quickly stomped to death by Leatherface, Madman Mars or the mighty Jason Voorhees, but the Hatchetman would also face abject defeat at the hands of much less impressive peers such as Bloody Murder's Trevor Moorehouse, or the lame Michael Myers simulacrum from Offerings, or Milo from... uh, Milo.

Now, you might be saying, hey, Holly, why would I possibly want to give this mindless crap two seconds of my attention? The answer, simply, is the main stripper, that chick Claudia, the "good" stripper who is discontented with her lot in life and is eager to go to law school. She's delicate, honey-skinned and voluptuous, with pale azure eyes and a kind of baby face. I've sat through this deplorable movie multiple times now, and it's all because of her. (It helps if you turn the volume all the way down, and maybe try listening to Slayer in the background.)
Even nudity doesn't help ease the pain.
Dymon Enlow | 02/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Bad acting, plot holes, unattractive strippers, a non-threatening killer, low body count, cheap production values and an uninspired script filled with annoying characters. If I was Chuck Norris I would have roundhoused this DVD straight into the trash can then dropped some evil greasin' on it.

The DVD case promises strippers getting offed by some wacko with a hatchet and yea that happens but it's duller than watching snot dry. The bulk of the movie is wasted on the relationship between the detective investigating the case and his girlfriend (who happens to be the main stripper girl). She's trying to get into law school and the boyfriend doesn't pay enough attention to her, blah, blah, blah. Who cares?! Get back to the killing.

There is nudity, but not the kind you want to see."
Avoid this dumb 'Scream' clone
HorrorMan | 11/21/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This movie sucked more than 'Cutthroat Alley'.They tried to make some kind of 'Showgirls' meets 'Scream' type of movie but ended up with this piece of crap.Dont buy this crappy so called slasher film."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Someone is killing beautiful strippers in an LA apartment complex. The strippers are beautiful girls, and we see a lot of them in the typical slimy dance sequences. However, screenwriter/director Robert Tiffi offers up a veritable slew of suspects, and only when the list gets small can one determine the Hatchetman. The production values are good for this kind of slasher flick, and there are some suspenseful scenes. Acting is average, but at least the girls in this one don't look like they were picked up off the streets and thrown into a movie.Certainly not a classic, but a good movie for its kind."