Axeman – USA, 2013 – overview and reviews

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‘A vacation to dismember’

Axeman is a 2013 American slasher horror feature film written and directed by Joston Theney (Bleed 4 Me) who also stars.

In 2016, a sequel, Axeman II: Overkill was released. In 2020, Axeman: Redux was announced, which is presumably a re-edited version of the original.

Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2; The Legend of Six FingersModel Hunger), Brinke Stevens (Teenage Exorcist; Repligator; Night of Something Strange), Scot Pollard, Elissa Dowling (Dahmer vs. Gacy, Borderline Cult), Jamie Bernadette, Arielle Brachfeld, Erin Marie Hogan, Stephen Eith, Chantelle Albers.


Nine vacationing twenty-somethings are hunted by an axe-wielding local legend…


Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The kills are fun and totally 80s-ed out, and the set up from one scene to the next is actually done with a lot of skill and love. This campy horror fest takes itself just serious enough to be a real movie, but not so serious that it fools itself into thinking its anything it isn’t.” Horror Punks

“Finally, the film does several kills with most of them taking place on camera but they are ruined with horrible CGI and visual effects. Overall, Axeman is a film that fails to really deliver on the goods. It does have a few praise points but for the most part it misses the boat.” Horror Society


” …some of the deaths in the film are pretty inventive, especially the very first kill of the foul-mouthed, sexy frustrated fat guy (a genre cliche that has been a staple of slasher movies since the early 80s). Not all the kills are a success however and there’s often a reliance on out of shot murder with  some less-than-stellar CGI blood splatter.” Nerdly

Axeman is a bad movie, no doubt about it, but it’s knowingly bad. The soap opera-esque, unmoderated couples’ therapy feel of some scenes helps keep things interesting. Those with a taste for cheesy, campy, sophomorically humorous horror flicks should give it a shot.” Cinema Lowdown



Originally known as Axeman at Cutter’s Creek 

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