Not NC-17 as was rumored
Today the MPAA officially gave Hatchet an “R” rating, thus eliminating any rumors or speculation that the original “NC-17” rating would effect the upcoming national theatrical run.
The “R” rating is for “strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, nudity and language.” After a 2 month long process involving an appeal and multiple submissions to the ratings board, the film is finally in it’s home stretch.
Writer/director Adam Green commented, “A big Thanks to everyone for their continued support and enthusiasm. Mainstream Hollywood claims that the fans will only support remakes and PG-13 horror at the box office these days. I hope that on September 7th we prove them wrong.”
Source: Anchor Bay Entertainment