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[[caption-width-right:283:Mary knows that real ladies carry their hatchets with the utmost daintiness.]]

->''"Will you make it through the night?"''

'''''Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet''''' is a supernatural SlasherMovie released in 2009.

One Long Island night in 1978, after getting her first period, a little girl named Mary Mattock viciously murdered both her parents with a hatchet for no immediately apparent reason. After being found and arrested, Mary was deemed unfit to stand trial due to being found not guilty by reason of insanity, having been diagnosed with severe Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (aka "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_psychosis Menstrual psychosis]]"). Mary was subsequently imprisoned in the King's Park Psychiatric Hospital, only really ever exiting the catatonic state she had fallen into whenever it was her time of the month.

Roughly a decade into her imprisonment, the now grown Mary (nicknamed "Mary Hatchet") was viciously raped and impregnated by an orderly, who got away with it due to a cover-up by the higher-ups. Mary eventually gave birth, but was told shortly after the procedure that her baby had died, news which caused her to have a psychotic breakdown and run amok through the institution, killing every employee she came across with only her bare hands. Upon exiting the facility and wandering into the stormy night, Mary (carrying the severed head of the orderly who had raped her) was confronted by the police, who, after repeatedly ordering her to stand down, riddled her with bullets when she hurled the orderly's head at them and began letting out animalistic screams.

These events, along with alleged sightings of her restless spirit, caused Mary's infamy to skyrocket, and soon a pseudo-holiday dedicated to her, dubbed Blood Night, was started by local teenagers, who use it primarily as an excuse for pranks, vandalism and partying. On 2009's Blood Night, a group of high schoolers consisting of Nichole, Jen, Chris and Alex make plans for a big Blood Night bash, starting out by holding an impromptu sťance on Mary's withered and desiccated grave, where the group are told some stories about her by caretaker Graveyard Gus (an example of the usual "old harbinger of doom" slasher films like so much). When the party finally gets into full swing at Jen's house, the quartet are joined by sophomores Gibbz and Tim, a couple named Tyler and Jessica, and Chris's sister Lanie, and her friends Corey and Alissa. As the alcohol flows freely and revelers start pairing off, the party is crashed by an unseen killer, who begins their spree by offing stragglers, before chasing those who remain to the now abandoned King's Park, where the survivors were dragged to by a passing Gus, revealed to have been employed at King's Park in the past, and convinced he can stop what is presumably Mary's rampaging spirit. But is Mary really responsible, or has someone else merely decided to follow her lead...?

Hint: [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession It's both]]]]... Maybe.

!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AbandonedHospital: King's Park.
* TheAlcoholic: Gus.
* AllPeriodsArePMS: Mary has "Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder".
* AllThereInTheScript: It reveals Mary's parents were named Bob and Linda.
* AMinorKidroduction
* AnArmAndALeg: Jen gets one of her hands chopped off.
* AnkleDrag: Gibbz and Jen.
* AttackOfTheTownFestival
* AxCrazy
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Just because Alissa is dead doesn't mean Mary's ghost is going anywhere, as Alex and Lanie learn the hard way]].
* BigBadDuumvirate: Mary and [[spoiler:Alissa (if she's just psychotic instead of possessed)]].
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Alissa, to Lanie]].
* BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts: Gus tells a story about a couple who have [[OffWithHisHead a rather nasty encounter]] with Mary's ghost, which they pick up one night.
* {{Bloody Handprint}}s: Leaving fake ones all over the place is a Blood Night tradition, referencing the handprints Mary left when she got her first period.
* BloodSpatteredInnocents: Happens to Jessica, Nichole and Jen.
* BoomHeadshot: What finally brought Mary down.
* CaptainErsatz: Graveyard Gus, of [[Franchise/{{Friday the 13th}} Crazy Ralph]].
* ChekhovsGun: Gus's pickaxe.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Alissa]].
* CreepyCemetery
* CreepyDoll: Mary owned one.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Nichole gets stabbed in the back with a pickaxe, which the killer starts twirling after ripping it out, slowly pulling out Nichole's intestines.
* CrustyCaretaker: Gus.
* CuteAndPsycho: Mary and [[spoiler:Alissa]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Gus fought in Vietnam, and was working at King Park's when Mary ran amok there.
* DeathByMocking: Almost everyone, due to Blood Night shenanigans.
* DeathBySex: Tyler and Jessica, and Jen and Gibbz.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Alissa is apparently possessed by Mary]].
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* DramaticThunder: Lots.
* TheEighties: Mary's rampage through the asylum.
* EmotionlessGirl: Mary, except in the rape and birth scenes.
* EnfantTerrible: Young Mary.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Mary.
* EyeScream: Mary non-fatally stabs her mother in the eye with scissors, and Jessica and an orderly get their's gouged out.
* FacialHorror: It looks like Mary rips a guard's face off.
* FadeToBlack: The film uses this quite a lot.
* FanService: So much, but also...
** FanDisservice
* FatBastard: The rapist orderly.
* FullFrontalAssault: Dead or alive, Mary doesn't really seem to care for clothes.
* GhostlyChill
* GhostStory: Gus, you know you're good at telling them when even rowdy teens want to hear them.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon
* GoneHorriblyRight: As with every horror film involving a sťance or Ouija board.
* {{Gorn}}
* GoryDiscretionShot: Mary massacring the asylum orderlies and cutting a couple's heads off, plus Eric and Gibbz getting pickaxed.
* GroinAttack: Eric gets stabbed in the groin before being hacked to death.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Chris gets his head sliced completely in half.
* HospitalHottie: The asylum nurses.
* HystericalWoman: Lanie.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Gus getting a pickaxe slammed into his throat.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Scissors are put to very good use, three times to be exact. During their fight, [[spoiler:Alissa]] also whacks Alex a few times with the nozzle of an old fire hose.
* JawBreaker: Mr. Mattock has his lower jaw whacked off.
* KillEmAll
* LingerieScene: Mrs. Mattock gets one.
* MenacingStroll
* MurdererPOV
* MyCarHatesMe: Presumably out of spite, Katz and Huey (who weren't invited to the party) let the air out of all the car tires.
* NeckSnap: A nurse's death.
* NecroCam: [[spoiler:Alissa killing Tyler, Jessica, Tim and Corey]].
* NeverRecycleABuilding: Granted, they don't actually mention how long King's Park has been abandoned.
* NightmareFace: Repeatedly given by Mary.
* OffWithHisHead: Happens to an orderly, a couple in a story, Tyler, Tim and Alex.
* OminousWalk: Subverted. As [[spoiler:Alissa]] is slowly coming towards him, all crazy-eyed, blood spattered and with pickaxe in hand, Alex just punches her in the face.
* OrderliesAreCreeps: The one who raped Mary.
* OuijaBoard
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodbank: Gibbz's death.
* PeekABooCorpse: Katz and Huey's bodies falling out a car, and Tim's severed head falling when a door is opened.
* PrimalScene: "This fucking Tom Jones album reminds me of my parents fucking, man."
* PowerfulPick: Becomes [[spoiler:Alissa's]] main weapon.
* ProlongedPrologue
* PsychoSmirk: Given while [[spoiler:Alissa]] is hacking away at Eric.
* RapeAsDrama: While institutionalized, Mary was raped by an orderly.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3l7OIaR12U Link!]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Mary's baby wasn't stillborn, and it's Alissa]].
* RollingPinOfDoom: When the group thinks there's an intruder in the house, one of them grabs a rolling pin.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Alissa.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: Jennifer and Jen's deaths.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Mary.
* TheSeventies: The opening.
* ShellShockedSenior: Gus.
* SlashedThroat: Huey (or Katz) is found with one.
* SpookySeance: It's held on Mary's grave.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Mary.
* ThemeTuneRap: Eventually starts playing over the credits.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Unlike in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', Nice Loser Guy actually gets to do it with Hot Black Chick. Twice.
* TitleDrop: Take a shot every time you hear Blood Night.
* TitleIn: Long Island, NY 1978 and King's Park Psychiatric Center, King's Park, NY, 1989.
* TokenMinority: Jen.
* TraumaticHaircut: After getting her first period, Mary starts hacking off her hair with scissors.
* TurnOfTheMillennium
* UnfinishedBusiness: According to Gus, Mary's ghost will keep on killing until she finds her long-lost child.
* UnkemptBeauty: "[[Creator/DanielleHarris You're]] even hotter when you look like shit."
* UnstoppableRage: Mary killing roughly half a dozen asylum employees with her bare hands.
* UnusualEuphemism: "Wanna goo gaga daddy's lollipop?"
* TheVoiceless: Mary, unless screaming counts.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Given by a drunk Tim.
* WaifFu: Mary and [[spoiler:Alissa]]. Ultimately [[RealityEnsues averted]] with the latter, though.
* WaitHere: While Alex goes to check the fusebox, and look for Corey and Alissa.
* WallSlump: Gus's death.
* WeaponOfChoice: A hatchet was presumably supposed to be this, though out of the twenty or so deaths, it's only used in five.
* WindowPain: Corey accidentally breaks a window while trying to scare everyone, and Tim's headless body is later thrown through the same one.
* WhisperingGhosts: All over the place.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Jen.
* YouCanSeeThatRight: Gus repeatedly catches glimpses of Mary's ghost.
* WildTeenParty
* ZettaiRyouki: Alissa.
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