We get our first proper look today at how Leatherface will look in John Lussenhop’s direct sequel to Tobe Hoopers 1974 classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I will admit that I was not sure what to expect, but the trailer is much better than I thought it would be. The dark, gritty feel and minimal dialogue works really well, and that wonderful sound of the chainsaw is very effective. Thankfully not much is given away at all in the trailer, apart from the fact that this looks like one nasty, sadistic horror, just how it should be. I am not convinced at seeing Leatherface without his mask on though, whats all that about?
Texas Chainsaw 3D is directed by John Lussenhop and written by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, Stephen Susco and Kirsten Elms. The films stars Alexandra Daddario 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