This must be a great time for fans of classic horrors, with footage from the Carrie and Evil Dead remakes largely receiving enthusiastic response. But the reaction has been pretty muted over Texas Chainsaw 3D, and maybe it's because we've seen numerous attempts to revive the franchise which have mostly fallen flat.
A new 60-second trailer for the film has been released and it's not likely to change any minds. Mostly it's the same footage we've seen previously, but it does put a bit more focus on star Alexandra Daddario(Percy Jackson and the Olympians), who I think is destined for better things beyond this. Directed by John Luessenhop and co-starring Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde, Dan Yeager, and Scott Eastwood, Texas Chainsaw 3D slices up theaters on January 4th 2013.
PLOT: 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.