Release Date: January 4, 2013 Studio: Lionsgate Director: John Luessenhop Screenwriter: Not Available Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Richard Riehle Genre: Horror MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Lionsgate’s 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.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has revealed the special features that will be included in the forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Texas Chainsaw. You can look for the package to street on May 14th. Head inside for the breakdown!
Another January weekend and another horror project hitting the top of the box office.
This weekend, it was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Tommy Wirkola’s horror-actioner starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.
The film grossed an estimated $19 million – not quite hitting the projected numbers analysts were putting it at (on Friday, some said it would hit $25 million), still, not shabby for a film that is at 15% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Mama came in at number two with an estimated $12.8 million bringing that film’s total to $48.6 million.
Horror is back on top at the box office in 2013. Universal’s Mama, produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Jessica Chastain, came in at number one, grossing an estimated $28.1 million for the 3-day weekend (not counting the Martin Luther King holiday tomorrow). The film bumped another Chastain picture, Zero Dark Thirty, from its top spot down to number two. This is the second horror release of 2013 to open big.
Audiences have shown there is still love out there for Leatherface. Texas Chainsaw 3D took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, grossing $23 million.
The direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre dethroned The Hobbit which has been tops at the box office. The film also performed better in its opening weekend than Leatherface’s last outing in theaters, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which grossed $18.5 million in its debut.
Originally posted December 19, 2012, but felt we needed to resurrect it in light of the film’s opening weekend.
When Texas Chainsaw 3D arrives in theaters January 4th, it will – if producer Carl Mazzacone has his way – kick off a series of sequels inspired by the new story arc presented in the film. And according to Alexandra Daddario, she’s on board for the ride.
ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke with the actress yesterday in Los Angeles where she told us she is “locked in” for another round of Texas Chainsaw.
“I was really excited to be a part of the franchise and I’m grateful and be happy to do another one, it’d be great,” she said.
Texas Chainsaw 3D is the most polished, expensive Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan film I’ve ever seen.
That could be a good thing or that could be bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Me? I don’t see that as, nor am I using it, as a compliment.
Like a fan film, Texas Chainsaw’s heart is in the right place and it goes through some the motions of what we’ve seen before. It painstakingly scrutinizes the minute details of its predecessor (this entry ignores everything after Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre) to be “familiar” and “true” to the series canon. But it’s a lunk-headed, often silly (like many fan films), effort that lacks logic and makes the crucial mistake of misfiring in its depiction of Leatherface. It earns points for steering the series into new, potentially interesting territory, but boy, did they screw up in its execution.
She has appeared in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and the indie horror film Bereavement, he’s a hit musician making his feature film debut. Together, Alexandra Daddario and Trey Songz are taking on the legendary Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw 3D, opening in select theaters tonight at 10pm and wide tomorrow (Friday, January 4th).
ShockTillYouDrop.com sat down with the stars to discuss their involvement in the long-running horror franchise and you can find that video interview inside.
Picking up decades after the events of Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the new film finds Daddario playing a a young woman named Heather who 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.