Texas Chainsaw 3D is getting ready to explode into theaters on January 4th and I was able to put together 5 reasons why I think it will be worth seeing. I know you are probably just a little curious on what would possibly have me interested in a reboot so soon after a remake so read on to find out.
Texas Chainsaw 3D is after all not a reboot as much as a sequel to the original 1974 film by Tobe Hooper and that in itself is intrigueing. So here are my 5 Reasons to see Texas Chainsaw 3D
Tobe Hooper Approved it
Tobe Hooper’s name is splashed all over the ads for this movie. It’s also the first time I have seen a director quoted on a remake of their movie. It’s not exactly common place for a director to praise somebody else trying to one up the original.
Tobe Hooper has called Texas Chainsaw 3D ‘Incredible! A perfectly terrifying follow-up to the Original’. Does this sway you as a nay sayer? It did me.
The Story is actually original
The writers are not exactly names I know but give them credit they did manage to put together an original story that ties to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 chainsaw massacre master piece. This film picks up right after the 1974 film as the Citizens of Newt Texas burn the farm-house of the Sawyer Family to the ground. They did this because the family aided Jeb Sawyer aka Leatherface.
Through a series of events however they do not get everyone and a baby girl escapes and is put up for adoption. 20 years later she discovers her adoption and returns to Texas to collect her inheritance and lucky for her she gets to meet her long-lost cousin Jeb… the chainsaw menace known as Leatherface.
Bill Moseley & Gunnar Hansen Are In It.
Bill Moseley is the man. The only genre actor cooler and even then its a tough call who comes out on top is Bruce Campbell. Bill Moseley plays Drayton Sawyer in place of Jim Siedow who played Drayton in the original 1974 movie.
Jim Siedow died in 2003 may he RIP.
Gunnar Hansen has a cameo in the film as Boss Sawyer. Of course all of you know that Gunnar was the original Leatherface and his inclusion is a nice Easter egg for us die-hard horror fans.
It’s in 3D.. REAL 3D
You may be surprised seeing me praise 3D since for years I have hated on it and had nothing good to say about 3D. Lionsgate won me over on 3D which is ironic since Texas Chainsaw 3D is also their film.
LionsGate’s DREDD was shot in 3D and was the most beautiful action movie I have ever seen. It’s a balls to the walls festival of violence, gore and 3D imagery. A must see. If Texas Chainsaw 3D is half as good in the 3D department as Dredd we are in for a treat.
If it is as good as DREDD it will be truly momentous. Horror movies like Texas Chainsaw are perfect for 3D so long as it’s actually shot in 3D. Proper use of ‘in the window’ effects where they literally suck you into the movie and layer the film combined with ‘out of the window’ chainsaws and blood flying at you can make this movie shine. Of course so long as it’s in moderation and backed with a good story.
It Stars Scott Eastwood
I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Ok I admit it yes Clint Eastwood’s son is in the movie and I couldn’t resist the Dirty Harry reference. Scott has big shoes to fill as he takes on Leatherface playing a local cop who hopefully packs a .44 magnum and I am telling you now if he calls Leatherface ‘punk’ before eating it I am going to die laughing. Lets be honest we all know Eastwood cant take Leatherface so he has to die… right?
BONUS REASON: Last year we named the female lead Alexandra Daddario one of the sexiest horror victims of all time. Checkout all 30 in : Horror Victims Photo Gallery
Are you going to go and see Texas Chainsaw 3d? HorrorQueen is going and will have her review submitted on Friday for you all.