Gotta See It: Texas Chainsaw 3D

Leatherface is a horror icon that needs no introduction.  What he does need is a decent follow-up.  The original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a relentless movie that still holds up today.  No movie, other than The Exorcist, has scared the shit out of me to the point where I had trouble sleeping.  The original sequels were garbage and how some die-hard fans prefer those to the remake series will baffle me until I’m old and gray.  And while the remake series lacked the visceral brutality of the original, I found they were fairly effectively entertaining films.  (See previous reviews).  When I found out the original makers were back to create a true sequel to the original I was as excited as Mitt Romney at an NRA convention, but then I heard it would be released in the not-gone-soon-enough fad of digital 3D.  The next nail in the coffin was the January release date, otherwise known as a dumping ground for horror films- actually most films for that matter.  Nonetheless I was excited when bits and pieces of info about the movie came out.  The modern-day setting to the very cool poster to Trey Songz running around shirtless.  The trailer has finally been revealed and I must say that, visually speaking, it seems to have more in common with the remake series than of the original.  In fact it seems more like a remake of the remake- nothing new, nothing unique.  Having said that, I’ll be the first in line on January 4, 2013.

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