!!The novel:

!!The film:
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Rev. Zombie. The twist in part II is that [[spoiler:Zombie organized the entire expedition to kill off the last two people alive who had a part in Victor Crowley's death, hoping this will put his spirit to rest. This, in turn, will allow him to run tours in the swamp again. In short, he's a grade-A JerkAss who knowingly got a ton of people killed for the sake of his business.]] But when he tells Marybeth the story of Victor Crowley, and tells her he's sorry for the death of her father and brother, he sounds very genuine, and even sheds a tear. It's possible the expedition was also driven by a genuine desire to rid the swamp of Crowley for good.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Jenna.
** Amanda Pearlman from ''Hatchet III''. [[spoiler: Fans were ''not'' pleased when she was brutally slaughtered by Victor Crowley.]]
** Perry Shen's characters (all three of them) count as well.
* HilariousInHindsight: The boat crash is reminiscent of the 2007 giant alligator film ''Film/{{Rogue}}''.
* LesYay
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Reverend Zombie trapping Bob with Victor and then attempting to kill Marybeth]] in the second film.
* {{Narm}}: Danielle Harris' attempt at a Southern accent in ''II''.
* {{Sequelitis}}:
** ''II'' was met with rather lukewarm reception.
** {{Averted}} with '''III'''. Maybe.
* TheWoobie: Marybeth. And there's also Victor himself.
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