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Deadly Pleasures: Texas Chainsaw 3D

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Not since Busta Rhymes challenged Michael Myers to a kung fu fight has one moment in a horror movie so signified that a beloved franchise had completely lost its mind. But unlike Halloween: Resurrection, which represents the desperate, pandering death rattle of the Halloween franchise, those four words spoken near the end of 2013’s Texas Chainsaw find the series embracing a lunacy it had left behind for 20 years and attempting to inject new blood into Tobe Hooper’s dynasty. Literally. [Spoilers for Texas Chainsaw follow.]

Though it made a boatload of money upon its January 2013 release (about two and a half times its $20 million budget), Texas Chainsaw—originally called Texas Chainsaw 3D, as it was the first in the series released in the 3D format—is the kind of widely reviled sequel that most horror fans mention in conversations about the worst modern franchise films, standing alongside Jason Goes to Hell
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5 Places From Movies You Should Never Eat

When it comes to eateries in film, you can never be too sure.

In K-Shop – out on DVD 1st August – a kebab shop owner takes revenge on the boozed-fuelled, aggro customers by sticking them in doner meat. It’s the latest in a long and very grisly line of places you really should be careful about dining at in the movies.

To help you avoid a bellyache (or worse) we’ve put together this rundown of the five places to avoid at all costs…

Best Kebab

As Seen In: K-shop (2016)

Where: Bournemouth

Description: Your standard city centre kebab house. Can get a tad raucous on the weekend.

The Chef: Salah (Ziad Abaza), who takes over the shop and turns vigilante after his father is killed in an altercation with some drunken customers.

Clientele: Piss-heads, ASBOs, and stag-doers. Your standard Friday night mob, in other words.

Today’s Special: A mixed doner – a mixture of piss-heads,
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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Short Film For My Facebook, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Restoration

As a special exclusive for Daily Dead readers, we have Carl Kelsch’s new short film, For My Facebook, available to watch now. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Blu-ray / DVD release details, info on Europe’s 4K Uhd Blu-ray release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and a Q&A with Restoration director/co-writer/co-star Zack Ward.

Exclusive: Watch the Short Film For My Facebook: Press Release: “It all started with a funny image that popped in writer/director Carl Kelsch’s head: a play on words that yielded the final shots of ‘For My Facebook’ (To say more would spoil the ending). With only a few directing credits under his belt, he recruited jack-of-all-horror-trades Louie Cortes (Dir. of Attack of the Brain People, writer of Blood Slaughter Massacre) to do Sound. Kelsch, who also operated the camera, got input from Cortes on blocking and framing.
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Blu-ray Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2

Recognizing that it’s more than likely an unpopular opinion, I need to come clean and confess that I prefer Tobe Hooper’s 1986 sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, to its predecessor, which I’m also quick to point out is an unparalleled masterpiece of the genre. This has everything to do with personal taste. Tobe Hooper is one of my favorite filmmakers of all-time, and while I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen his 1974 classic, I probably revisit Part 2 every year. It’s one of my very favorite horror movies.

The third film in a trilogy Hooper made for Cannon Films in the 1980s (the other two being the brilliantly bonkers Lifeforce and Hooper’s remake of Invaders From Mars, released just a couple of months before TCM2 in ’86), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 was the movie the director had to
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Ultimate Horror Poll: All the honorable mentions that didn't make the cut

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Ultimate Horror Poll: All the honorable mentions that didn't make the cut
In our ongoing recap of last week's Ultimate Horror Poll -- in which over 100 genre experts helped determine the 100 greatest horror movies of all time by voting for their personal "ten best" -- the time has come to take stock of every honorable mention and clarification given by the survey's participants that weren't included in the original piece. To be clear, voters weren't asked for honorable mentions specifically; but a handful felt strongly enough about their "bubbling under" choices to list them anyway (which proved extraordinarily useful in helping break ties on the Top 100). See below for a full listing, as well as explanations from Bloody-Disgusting founder/editor-in-chief Brad Miska and director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") on why they voted the way they did. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Crampton (Actor, "Re-Animator") Dracula (1931) Jaws (1975) Nosferatu (1922) Poltergeist (1982) Vampyr (1932) Brad Miska (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Bloody-Disgusting.com; Producer) -- See Full Explanations Below Beetlejuice (1988) Bill & Ted's
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5 Things I Learned From Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’

Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘ is not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it also happens to be one of my all time favorite films of any genre. And even now, 40 years later, I still revisit it often, read articles and books, watch any & all documentaries or special features regarding the making of it and I always manage to learn something new. Last year, Icons attended a special screening for the 40th anniversary with William Friedkin hosting and Tobe Hooper in attendance. (Check that report out for some bullet points on what fun stuff was discussed and uncovered then!)

A few weeks back, this writer was out in Dallas, Texas for the annual Texas Frightmare Weekend and the night prior to the convention’s kick off, the Alamo Drafthouse was hosting a special screening of the original ‘Phantasm!’ We got there
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16 dos and don'ts of travel in the movies: Hostel, 127 Hours, Hitchhiker's Guide

16 dos and don'ts of travel in the movies: Hostel, 127 Hours, Hitchhiker's Guide
Do: check the instructions (Wild)

This month sees the release of Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her solo hike along the gruelling 1,000 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) certainly doesn't make it easy for herself, buying the wrong type of gas cylinder for her stove and thus being forced to subsist on a diet of "cold mush."

Don't: give up (Touching The Void)

Consider the obstacles that Joe Simpson faced during his calamitous attempt to climb Peruvian mountain Siula Grande: a broken leg; a fall into a crevasse; and zero hope of rescue after partner Simon Yates left him for dead. And yet, as recounted in classic documentary Touching The Void, Simpson gritted his teeth and dragged himself through hell to reach safety.

Do: stay calm (Life Of Pi)

Travel is unpredictable. One minute, like Indian teenager Pi (Suraj Sharma), you're emigrating to Canada aboard a freighter.
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‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration’ Review

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan | Written by Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel | Directed by Tobe Hooper

When it comes to horror one of the most effective things is the unstoppable monster, the overpowering force that towers above the victim taking all control out of the situation and bringing death, pain and destruction. With Second Sight’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration on Blu-ray we get to celebrate one of the true legendary monsters, one that is still effective today as it was the first time he lumbered his way through the doorway and onto our screens.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a deceptive film, with an infamous history of being one of the most intense experiences in horror there is a surprising lack of actual gore. What the film does though
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‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration’ Review

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan | Written by Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel | Directed by Tobe Hooper

When it comes to horror one of the most effective things is the unstoppable monster, the overpowering force that towers above the victim taking all control out of the situation and bringing death, pain and destruction. With Second Sight’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 4oth Anniversary Restoration on Blu-ray we get to celebrate one of the true legendary monsters, one that is still effective today as it was the first time he lumbered his way through the doorway and onto our screens.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a deceptive film, with an infamous history of being one of the most intense experiences in horror there is a surprising lack of actual gore. What the film does though
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Blu-ray Review – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration, 1974.

Directed by Tobe Hooper.

Starring Marilyn Burns, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain and John Dugan.

Synopsis:

A day in the Texan backwoods turns into a nightmare for a group of young hippies as they encounter a family of chainsaw-wielding cannibals.

Tobe Hooper’s classic tour-de-force of terror The Texas Chain Saw Massacre turns 40 this year – hence the title – and the wizards at Second Sight Films have put together a spanking 2-disc Blu-ray set that not only has as many extras as you can fit on a disc – including some brand new commentaries by Tobe Hooper, cinematographer Daniel Pearl and other crew members, plus some never-seen-before featurettes – but features a marvellous 4K restoration of the film that may be the total opposite of the grindhouse aesthetic of the movie but hey – it’s only one of
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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Prank Scares People Into Hysterics

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Prank Scares People Into Hysterics
Your fear of parking garages may reach new heights after you watch the latest prank video from VitalyzdTv and Nick Santonastasso. It's that time of year again, and this Halloween VitalyzdTv and Nick have decided to dust off one very leathery mask for a bit of car port fun.

The team decide to bring the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre screaming to life, which doesn't bode well for anyone that comes in contact with their staged set-up. What has people screaming so loud they are in danger of going into hysterics?

Well, for starters, they have Leatherface pretending to dismember a helpless man in a quite realistic and brutal manner with the help of a special friend. The reactions are all genuine and quite hilarious. The pranksters are just lucky no one is quite prepared to retaliate. An encounter in an elevator is especially memorable.

Watch and laugh along as
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition | Blu-Ray Review

There’s no denying the cultural magnitude of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 grindhouse classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Inspiring legions of seminal directors, as well as providing the framework for a growing horde of derivative copycats (not to mention a gaggle of flaccid sequels, prequels, and rehashes), it’s now reached its 40th year anniversary. Necessitating a half-year transfer process, the brand new 4k transfer was showcased at genre fests such as 2014′s SXSW & Fantasia Film Fests and a prestige re-showing at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. Though decades of horror films have refurbished Hooper’s methods to such a degree that the more infamous episodes of violence may seem less horrific by today’s torture porn standards, the film has lost none of its ambient potency. In all the glorious reconstitutions, no one has been able to outdo the gritty, grainy, and bizarre levels of unease accomplished here.

By now, we all know the well-tread story.
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Giveaway: Win 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

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Giveaway: Win 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' 40th Anniversary Blu-ray
Fans can relive director Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a brand new 4K digital transfer in the 40th Anniversary Edition that is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blak Maria Limited Edition Boxed Set is also available through Gorgon Video, before it debuts in retail outlets nationwide on October 14.

The 40th Anniversary Edition's 4K edition was supervised by Tobe Hooper, marking the only transfer done through the original 16mm negatives. To celebrate this historic release, we have a contest lined up where fans can win this original horror classic on Blu-ray. These prizes will gone faster than you can say "Leatherface," so take a look at how you can win below.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film
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New Trailer for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th Anniversary Edition

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. The film stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, and follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old homestead. Upon its release, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was banned outright in several countries, and numerous theaters later stopped showing the film in response to complaints about its violence. While it initially drew a mixed reception from critics, it was enormously profitable, grossing over $30 million at the domestic box office off of a $300,000 budget. It has since gained a reputation as one of the best horror films in cinema history and credited with...
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'The Texas Chainsaw Massacare' 40th Anniversary Trailer

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacare' 40th Anniversary Trailer
Forty years after the original release, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is returning to the big screen this summer in a fully restored 4k version. To celebrate the occasion, Dark Sky Films has released a brand new trailer for the 40th Anniversary of the film. Take a look at the trailer, then read on for the complete theatrical release schedule.

June 21

New York, Film Society of Lincoln Center

June 27

New York, IFC Center

June 27

Boston, Coolidge Corner

July 4

Richardson, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 11

Portland, Hollywood TheatreHouston, Alamo Drafthouse CinemaKalamazoo, Mi, Alamo Drafthouse CinemaWinchester, Va, Alamo Drafthouse CinemaWashington, DC, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 18

Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Slaughter Lane)Littleton, Co, Alamo Drafthouse CinemaWinston-Salem, Nc, a/pertureEugene, Or, Bijou MetroTulsa, Ok, Circle Cinema

July 19

Yonkers, NY, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 25

Kansas City, Mo, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 25

Lubbock, TX, Alamo Drafthouse CinemaNew Braunfels, TX, Alamo Drafthouse CinemaSan Antonio, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Westlakes)Nashville,
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'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Restored Edition Coming to Theaters This Summer

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Restored Edition Coming to Theaters This Summer
If you were disappointed by the recent remakes Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) then you'll be happy to know that the original is coming back this summer, with Leatherface and all his hometown charm digitally remastered for the first time direct from the 16mm negatives shot by director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist). Those attending SXSW won't have to wait nearly as long, as this restored version of 1974's horror masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will have its unveiling at the Austin festival next week.

Here are two photos from the restored version, along with the official press release:

Mpi/Dark Sky Films, one of the leading distributors of independent and genre films, announced today they will be releasing a restored version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic.

The re-release comes in celebration of the film's 40th anniversary with the restoration having its unveiling at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin,
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SXSW Film Program Features ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Anniversary Screening, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ with Wes Anderson and more

Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth EvansThe Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.

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Narrative Feature Competition

Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative
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SXSW 2014: First Wave Lineup Includes Predestination, Creep, Open Windows, The Raid 2, Penny Dreadful, and Lots More

The 2014 SXSW "Film Features Program" includes 115 titles, and along with the previously announced zombie culture documentary Doc of the Dead, there's a lot for the horror crowd...

...including special screenings of the original Godzilla and Texas Chain Saw Massacre, early looks at upcoming TV shows "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" and "Penny Dreadful," the U.S. premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality, and new films from the Spierig brothers, Nacho Vigalondo, and Jim Jarmusch.

The genre-heavy "Midnighter" lineup will be announced next week along with the list of short films, but in the meantime here are the horror highlights (or what we assume will be of interest given their descriptions) to be on the lookout for during the fest.

Note that new for 2014, they've introduced the "Episodic" category, created to highlight innovative new work hitting the small screen.

The 2014 SXSW Film Festival runs March 7-15 in awesome Austin,
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Neighbors, Faults, We’ll Never Have Paris, Creep & Open Windows Lead SXSW 2014 Film Line-Up

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After announcing earlier this month that Jon Favreau’s Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be making their world debuts at SXSW this year, the festival has revealed its full line-up, including further very promising world premieres, alongside appearances from some of the year’s most high-profile films.

The Midnight programme will be announced early next month, along with the Shorts line-up, and the complete Conference slate a little later as well.

Led by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller’s anticipated R-rated comedy, Neighbors, will be making its world debut at the festival, notably marked out as a ‘work-in-progress’ ahead of its theatrical release in May.

David Gordon Green’s acclaimed Joe will make its Us premiere, having bowed at Venice and then Toronto last year. Early reviews have Nicolas Cage giving one of the finest performances of his career, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) excellent alongside him.
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Wigon’s Heart Machine, Meyerhoff’s Unicorns, Levine’s Wild Canaries & Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible In 2014 SXSW Comp Line-Up

Not sure if there is a Short Term 12 equivalent in this year’s Narrative Feature Comp, but on paper SXSW programmers are serving up a mean (and the usual lean group of 8 out of a whopping 1,324 film entries) for the upcoming competitiuon of eight which includes notable entries (that we’ve been tracking for a good time now) such as Zachary Wigon’s The Heart Machine, John Magary’s The Mend, Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns and Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated docs of the year, on the non-fiction side we find Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the other sections (notable world preems in We’ll Never Have Paris and Faults (see Mary Elizabeth Winstead above), some Sundance items with Texan connections and other nuggets.

Narrative Feature Competition

Eight world premieres, eight
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