Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Trailer
I've been thinking a lot lately about the state of horror today. Remakes, prequels...it's as if the entire genre is trying to revise its own history. Which subsequently got me thinking that horror films aren't the only things doing that. Revisionist history has completely taken over the entire globe. From people posting false facts about themselves on Facebook to make people they haven't seen in twenty years think they've led a fabulous life, to Mitt Romney seemingly showing up with a different past in every campaign appearance, it's as if soceity in general has embraced the art of pretending the past never happened.
The sad fact is that the new generations are being fed bullshit, and are not being educated on what came before. Somewhere out there, there's going to be a fifteen year old who won't know that before this supposed "direct sequel," there was already one real one. It came out in '86 and was everything the first film was accused of being but wasn't. And it was great in its own right. It had a memorably over-the-top performance by Dennis Hopper, a hilarious, blatantly phallic scene with a chainsaw being thrusted between a woman's silky, spread legs and a chainsaw duel to put Motel Hell to shame.
But nobody wants to hear that. They want new, shiny stuff, and to pretend as if the other sequel didn't happen.
Well, here you go. Careful not to choke on it.