Texas Chainsaw 3D
Directed by John Luessenhop
Written by Debra Sullivan, Adam Marcus
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine Neverson, Tania Raymonde, Bill Moseley, Paul Rae Lionsgate Entertainment
Rated R | 92 Minutes
Release Date: January 4th, 2013
Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), Texas Chainsaw 3D feels like the kind of slasher sequel New Line Cinema would have released in the ’90s.
Reminiscent of movies like Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Texas Chainsaw 3D is a derivative, low-budget horror flick that digs up a mass grave of dead horses and beats them senseless with all matter of hammers, meat hooks, and chainsaws.
After 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake and its 2006 prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Platinum Dunes decided to abandon the franchise. Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate picked up the rights to the series subsequently, and planned a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 film – even though there are already three sequels to that film.
And I do mean ‘direct’ sequel – Texas Chainsaw 3D picks up minutes after the original, with police responding to a call from the pickup truck driver who rescued Sally Hardesty. Enraged and slightly drunk, the townspeople of Newt, Texas form a mob, burn down the old Sawyer homestead, and kill the family – even poor ol’ hammer-wielding grandpa. As one red-blooded redneck so elegantly puts it, “Eye for an eye, Sheriff. You can’t get around the Good Book!”
Successful horror films like SAW, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre find a way to keep their franchises alive. Sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and reboots, anything you can think of, it’s been done to your favorite horror franchise. The new Texas Chainsaw 3D film that hits theaters early next year will be just another example of a franchise that just refuses to die, no matter how many times the killers die and the body count stacks.
Texas Chainsaw 3D will follow the events of the original film that was released in 1974. A young woman inherits a home, so she decides to take her friends along to see what exactly she got. Little does she know that the house is connected to the notorious family involved in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If anything, the trailer shows why it’s dangerous to get high.