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Giving Texas Chainsaw 3D A Chance

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm by Justin Cavender

About a week ago, a new poster was released for the upcoming film Texas Chainsaw 3D. Several people in the online community have mistaken this film as a remake to the original 1974 cult horror classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. However, this film is not a remake, it’s a sequel Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers).

It’s possible some of you are upset about Leatherface returning to the big screen. Horror fans have argued for years to leave their beloved franchises alone. I couldn’t disagree more. I have always been a fan of horror remakes, reboots, and sequels. Part of what makes horror movies so awesome are the terrible sequels they spawn. How many of you had horror film marathons when you were kids? Maybe at a slumber party or when your parents were out of town, and you stayed up watching scary movies all night. I can remember watching all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies in a row and being terrified when it was finally time to go to sleep. Shouldn’t kids of all generations have the same experience? The problem is they need something to relate to and 70’s and 80’s horror films aren’t going to cut it. Those terrifying yet campy films we have loved over the years are so dated, it’s hard for teens to really enjoy them the way we did. Anyway, I’ll stop before the hate mail floods my inbox.

About the film

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.

 

So what do you think? Are you going to watch Leatherface chop people up, or are you going to pass?

You can follow Justin on Twitter @Edgyarmo and tell him how silly he is for giving horror remakes, reboots, and sequels a fair chance.

    • Mr. The Plague

      It's probably gonna be terrible, but I agree people should give it a shot.

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