When you woke up this morning, I bet the first thing that popped into your head was: “Gee, if there could be one thing I receive this morning, it’s another sequel to a once-classic horror franchise that has grown bloated and boring with an ever-increasing series of bad sequels, bad remakes, and bad prequels to those remakes, and, gosh, I really hope it’s in 3D.” Oh, wait, you didn’t think that? Hm, someone might want to get on the phone to Lionsgate then.
Coming in as the seventh entry into The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is the aptly titled Texas Chainsaw 3D (because it’s, like, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, and it’s in 3D, get it?). It is also the only film that acts as a direct sequel to the classic original film, beginning right after that film ended (the first sequel, the absolutely insane The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, took place six years after the original). Not only that but the film, according to /Film, ignores all the other films in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre continuity, and appears to tell the exact same story as the original film all over again—making Texas Chainsaw 3D a sequel, a reboot, a remake, and gimmicky cash grab, all at once. Neat, no?
Like the original film, this one is set in Texas. In 1974. With a bunch of hippies. In a van. Visiting a house. Leatherface lives in the house. The only difference is that this time, one of the girls in the van is inheriting the house from her grandmother, rather than stumbling across it while visiting an elderly family member’s grave, as was the case in the original. Anyway, watch:
Texas Chainsaw 3D was directed by John Luessenhop, and will be dumped into theaters the first week of January, which is where all films go to die.
What do you think of the trailer?