A few bits of news here for director John Lussenhops sequel to Tobe Hoopers classic The Texas Chainsaw Masssacre. Firstly the bizzare name change, the film is no longer called The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D for that is far too long a title for audiences to remember! Now the film is simply called ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’, a silly and daft title because a film about a chainsaw made in Texas could mean anything! Why the word ‘Massacre’ has been dropped is a mystery, maybe that particular word is thought to be too nasty for todays pampered kids? Whatever the reason, the word Massacre seems to have disappeared.
Secondly, there is a brand new poster and it is an ugly, horrific piece of artwork and I like it. The first poster was chilling, with its black background and Leatherface stood with his back to us holding his trusty chainsaw, but the new poster features a collection of human masks and it is utterly depraved. Not only that, we also have a new, less spoilery synopsis for you!
Texas Chainsaw 3D is directed by John Lussenhop and written by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, Stephen Susco and Kirsten Elms. The films stars Alexandra Daddaro as the ill fated Heather along with Tania Raymonde, Thom Barry, Bill Moseley, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Dan Yeager and Richard Riehle. To see all our previous stories on this highly anticipated film, which arrives in UK cinemas 4th January 2013, click here.
Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.
Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…
By Matt Wavish