We die hard horror fans love to rant about remakes/reboots and prequels. We already had a remake of Texas Chainsaw which was a reasonable retelling of the original story but it was not nearly as good as the original.
The new 3D film has me somewhat on the fence since 3D is not my favorite by any imagination. I find 3D to be nothing more then a gimmick to drive people to theaters, off their couches and away from their HD big screens.
With The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D about to hit theaters it would seem that they have won over the only critic that matters. Tobe Hooper who directed the original says quote;
“Incredible! A perfectly terrifying follow-up to the original.”- Tobe Hooper
Does Tobe Hoopers perspective on how great the new 3D one is sway your opinion? 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.