Tania Raymonde is currently kicking ass and taking names in MTV's Death Valley - fighting sundry zombies, werewolves and vampires - but in one year, audiences will see her on the big screen fighting another kind of freak in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
"I think it's going to be great," Raymonde (a Lost vet) told Shock today. "It's cool to be part of such a cult phenomenon like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I never saw the  remake [or the prequel]. I saw the original and it scared the crap out of me, deeply disturbing me."
The actress said she was a bit scared and nervous to take on the film. "I've never done a horror movie before. [writer's note: I guess she doesn't consider 2009's Elsewhere horror] It was a little traumatic because this is a very intense movie. People expect there to be some tongue-in-cheek, but there's not. This movie takes off where the original started and stands on its own as a thriller and origin story. There's something epic and scary about it as it delves into this disturbed mind that is not right. It's got a lot of action, so it's cool."
Raymonde plays Nikki, best friend to Alexandra Daddario's Heather character. In the film, directed by John Luessenhop, Heather heads to Texas with her friends to collect an inheritance, unaware that Leatherface comes with the package.
"Nikki is a party girl, but she's got a lot of balls," said Raymonde. "There are some moments toward the middle of the movie where she kicks some ass and isn't the typical slutty best friend. There are a lot of unorthodox things about this movie that are original and new. I don't think people are going to be disappointed."
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D opens October 5, 2012.
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Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor