Texas Chainsaw 3D: 5 Reasons To See It

Herner Klenthur

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.



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      1. Bob B January 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        I’m pretty sure a lot of people seeing it will have low expectations which should benefit the film with positive reviews if it’s somewhat good. Ill be waiting for DVD though

        • Herner Klenthur January 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

          Bob I think you are right. I think most like me are not expecting much. I am going to wait to read HorrorQueen’s review before I decide if its worth spending money on it.

      2. Stew Miller January 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

        I’m hesitant. I’ve been loured in to many a Chainsaw follow-up, remake, reboot, and sequel and I’ve never been as downright frightened to death as I was with the original. I’ll likely see it for many of the reasons mentioned, but I really dig Alexandra Daddario and she did a respectable job with Bereavement. Also, if she gets any where near topless, all the better.

        • Herner Klenthur January 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

          Alexandra Daddario was named one of the sexiest horror victims of all time by our site. But thats not enough for me. TNA doesnt make me part with $15 :)

      3. Rich Cardenas January 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        I agree with all of the comments left so far. It’s hard to believe that since the 1974 Texas Chainsaw movie that this one would be scary at all. I’m sure it will use the cheap modern tricks of loud noises but it won’t live up to the original. I do admit, I enjoyed Texas Chainsaw 2, the remake with Jessica Biel and just for Jordana Brewster The beginning was entertaining. But all in all, the horror film industry has run out of ideas and they are remaking the classics and ruining the series. Friday the 13th was one that was destroyed (but that started with Freddy vs. Jason and Jason X), A Nightmare On Elm street was ok (it didn’t live up to the original), Dawn of the Dead was terrible but again it was entertaining and now we have the Texas Chainsaw series. Another movie (which is my all time favorite) Child’s Play is getting a remake and has been in production since 2010. Some movies have paved way for the horror movie industry in the current times like The Collector and Paranormal Activity where they were original ideas but they are becoming cash cows with constant sequels. I also have read some other doubts that people were having about this new Texas Chainsaw and one in particular struck me as the post read “The film company won’t release the critics reviews for this movie because they know it was horrible” and attached to that someone said horror movie should be banned, well the original movie was banned in 25 countries and they even banned an Atari Texas Chainsaw Massacre game because of the graphics and nature of the game. I know I am steering away from topic here, but bottom line is I do look forward to seeing the movie as I have been on board with Texas Chainsaw series since 1995 but I will not expect anything great to happen.

      4. Michael Christian January 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm

        Texas Chainsaw 3D Review:

        Ok so first off everyone bashing this movie needs to chill.
        Here are the reasons it was a good horror movie and if you have any objections,
        I would be more than happy to hear them.

        1. First
        off, you need to appreciate the risk this writer took on. Before you get all
        angry at my first point, let me explain. I don’t mean risk “financially”
        because we all know releasing a movie with the title “Texas Chainsaw 3D” has
        zero financial risk. Fact of the matter is, if you release a remake of this
        magnitude, people will see it and you will make money. The risk I’m speaking of
        is the risk of having people get very angry with you and speaking for myself, I
        am not angry at all.

        2. Everyone
        complains that re-makes tarnish the original and we should all know by now that
        this just isn’t true. When Rob Zombie released “Halloween,” people were pissed
        off. Like really pissed off. Next, “Friday the 13th” was remade. And
        once again, people were pissed off. Same with “Nightmare on Elm Street,” and
        same with “Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).” Now let’s all assume those remakes
        were terrible, and in my opinion only a few of those were. Does that mean that
        all of the originals were ruined? I’m sorry but I haven’t met one person who
        doesn’t watch the originals anymore because they claim the remake ruined it. So
        let’s stop being so critical and start thinking logically. Re-makes DO NOT ruin
        originals although most remakes are actually pretty bad.

        3. Many
        people commented that this movie was silly and corny. That could be the most ridiculous complaint I have read
        so far. This comment seems to come up every time a new horror movie is made and
        it consistently gets me angry. “Trick or treat mother fucker (Halloween
        Resurrection),” “Pancakes? No kid. No pancakes! (Cabin Fever).” I could go on
        but quite frankly I would rather just get to the point. Many people will say, “Oh
        well you are only speaking about recent horror movies, and those are all bad
        ones.” Well how about we look at a movie you all claim is a “classic.” “Return
        of the Living Dead II” is the corniest movie ever made and yet people call it
        art. You can’t tell me that the when the zombie head starting speaking with a
        southern accent that it wasn’t over the top silly. Mars Attacks, classic movie,
        yet insanely corny. I mean the girls head on the dog kissing the other guys
        head as they died. Give me a break. Great movie none the less. I believe it was
        “Halloween 4” when the cops walk away from the house with clown music playing
        in the background out of nowhere. And now for my final example, let’s take the
        original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” What is with that fat bastard in the
        wheelchair making fart noises with his mouth complaining like some kind of
        animal as he entered the house with his sister’s friends upstairs having fun?
        That wasn’t silly? That wasn’t stupid? No it was “classic.” That is no
        different from the hot chick from the show “Lost” in “Texas Chainsaw 3D”
        muttering the words, “Welcome to Texas motherfucker!” Fact of the matter is, 80’s
        movies are corny and that is one of the reasons we love them. Well, that and my
        next point.

        4. They
        simply couldn’t have found any two better looking girls to be in this movie.
        Perfect 10’s all around. Explanation unnecessary.

        5. My
        final and most important point yet, horror movies are meant to entertain. This
        movie is very entertaining. The 3D does not give you a headache because it is
        Real 3D. The acting is poor, but sorry to those who are new to horror genre,
        that it how acting in horror movies usually is. The kills were different. They
        used simple techniques to pay tribute to the original, zooming in on the girls
        butt as they walk away, the freezer, the armadillo, and the main character
        falling at times for no reason. And for those “SAW” fans out there, you had to
        love that they included the lady in the pig mask and jigsaw robe at the
        carnival, not to mention the very SAW-style ending. The movie wasn’t amazing
        but it was fun and entertaining. I did not say this movie was great but to say
        it was terrible and then call movies like “Return of the Living Dead II” a
        classic when people clearly stick their fingers in a southern speaking zombie
        head is absurd.

      5. Catherine Ross January 6, 2013 at 3:58 am

        I’ve read almost nothing good about this movie, but one of my DISH co-workers is a huge horror fan and she really liked it. I’m sure I’ll end up seeing it, considering my boyfriend is a big fan of the franchise. I think we’re going to end up waiting for the DVD, though. I’m going to add it to my Blockbuster@Home queue through my DISH account instead. That way, when it comes out on video it’ll just show up in our mailbox and we won’t have to go out of our way to seek it out. Plus, when we’re done watching it, I can just drop it off at the Blockbuster store down the street from my apartment and pick up the next movie in my queue.

        • Emancipator January 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

          its a mixed bag. Seems people either love it or hate it so far.

      6. Kyle Styres January 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

        i wasnt expecting much and got less than i expected which is shitty