The only redeeming thing about Conan remake director Marcus Nispel’s 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre was getting Jessica Biehl in a tight white t-shirt. It’s probably because of that instantaneous firewall of bad memories that that film throws up, that I somehow completely missed the fact that there’s a new Chainsaw film coming out next year, re-introducing a whole new generation to the horror of Leatherface.
But instead of doing the remake thing again, this one is actually a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 original, complete with a number of the original cast reprising their roles.
Except for this new poster and synopsis, we’ve seen or heard pretty much nothing else about it, but judging by exactly how creepy this poster is, I’m not sure that I want to.
Why, thank you very much for that vision, poster artists. I mean, it’s not as if I had any intentions of sleeping tonight anyway. Or for the rest of the week for that matter.
The film is being directed by John Luessenhop, the same guy behind the rather average 2010 heist film, Takers, which is most memorable for for starring RnB singer Chris Brown before he decided to tell Rihanna about how black and blue were his favourite colours.
The cast for this sequel is a veritable who’s-who (No, really. Who are these people?) that includes another RnB singer, Trey Songz (I sense a pattern emerging here), as well as original series stars John Dugan, Marilyn Burns, Bill Moseley and Gunnar Hansen who will all be reprising their original roles.
And here’s the synopsis for the new film:
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…
Last Updated: September 3, 2012