‘Hatchet’ sequel poised to slash bigscreen

Unrated horror film to play AMC theaters under indie banner

Dark Sky Films’ “Hatchet II” has carved out a theatrical release for the Halloween season, with the old-school slasher bloodbath hitting AMC Theaters in the top 20 U.S. markets Oct. 1.

Movie is being released via the AMC Independent program. Gory tale preems this week as part of London’s Frightfest ahead of a U.S. bow Sept. 24 at Fantastic Fest in Austin. “Hatchet II” is helmer Adam Green’s follow-up to 2006 outing “Hatchet.” Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder star in the second installment, set in the Louisiana bayou.

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