The saw is back! Okay . . . not that Saw . . . the original saw and the masked maniac who does such lovely dances with it in the middle of the road. Texas Chainsaw 3D is said to pick up where Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic left off. Which, if my memory serves me correctly, did include Leatherface working on a ballet routine in the middle of nowhere. It looks like in this sequel that he failed to make an impression with the judges at the dance recital and he has gone back to chasing teenagers with his weapon of choice. The trailer has some cool shots – albeit, slightly cheap looking – and some footage that is more or less what you would expect given the subject. One clever sequence though that the trailer hints at is Leatherface running wild at a town’s fair. I would pay the price of admission just to witness that alone. Check out the trailer for yourself below. Texas Chainsaw 3D will ring in the new year on January 4.
‘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…”