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A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

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After the first massacre in 1974, the townspeople suspected that the Sawyer family were responsible. A vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family. Decades later, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her grandmother. She decides to bring her friends along on the road trip to investigate her inheritance. On arrival, she discovers she has inherited a mansion, but is yet to uncover the terrors that lurk in the basement underneath it. Written by Tom Thomas

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Evil wears many faces.

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Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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4 January 2013 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,744,470 (USA) (4 January 2013)

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$34,334,256 (USA) (22 February 2013)
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This film features 4 actors returning from previous installments, surpassing the record of 3 set by Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994). See more »

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After the confrontation at the bar, Heather flagged down Carl's police car. The police car had Texas license plates, but Louisiana registration on the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Welcome to Texas, motherfucker!
[Nikki then shoots at Leatherface through the barn door and the chainsawing stops]
Ryan: Did you hit him?
Nikki: I don't know.
Ryan: Did you hit him!
Nikki: I don't know!
[Ryan sees headlights heading towards the barn door]
Ryan: Something's coming back up. Back up! Back up, Nikki!
[Nikki yells when the van rams through the door]
Heather Miller: Get in!
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I Thought I Was a Stud
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Daddario shines, the movie doesn't.
24 January 2013 | by (US) – See all my reviews

During the intro credits we get some history, namely stuff that happened during the original movie. Then at some point later, the town's sheriff goes to the house of the crazy family to have them turn over Leatherface. They entertain the idea until the town folk show up to take revenge on the family. They shoot the whole place up and burn it down. All are thought dead except a young mom and her newborn.

In our time time we meet the gorgeous Heather who is a butcher at a supermarket (right, I bet they all look like that). She's in an interracial relationship with some guy who is so desirable that even her best friend can't keep her hands from him. Heather gets a letter from a lawyer that she inherited some property. The gang decide to make a roadtrip of it with some other friend. On the way they pick up a hitchhiker they almost ran over. They end up at the property- a veritable mansion. While the kids go to the town, the hitchhiker stays back and robs the place and while looking around discovers a cellar, a metal door, and Leatherface.

The kids make it back home and Leatherface is unleashed. Heather goes to the cops and discovers the town's past, and her past. She is the little girl who survived the lynching. The town's current mayor was the main guy behind the killing of her entire family. He's now after her and Leatherface. All this leads to a showdown at the slaughterhouse.

As a horror movie, Texas Chainsaw 3D is pretty weak. There are just two or three gory scenes. The body count is ridiculously low. No cannibalism is involved. Instead we get hints of Leatherface's transvestism- who wants to see that? This movie makes little good use of 3D, there are only 3 interesting scenes. There is no nudity. What this movie has though is the gorgeous and hot Alexandra Daddario. And fortunately the costume people gave her some very appropriate wardrobe. I did like the turn the story took and the possibility that it opens for the future. It stays away from the straightforward and tired good guys vs. bad guys model and gives us a bit of a surprise.

The reason this movie fails as a horror movie is because the clowns behind this movie were much more interested in making some tired politics of identity statement that would almost be funny if it weren't so cheap and pathetic. You have the obligatory (these days) female heroine. She's white, her boyfriend is black. For some reason, the white female/ black male the only interracial relationship Hollywood is interested in portraying. There some is homosexual white guy who cooks. The petty thief is also a white guy. Not to mention all the white male country hicks. If it weren't for the weak but good-natured black sheriff (!) the town would be nothing but crazies. Of course it's easier to present this bizarre picture of America than actually putting your money where your mouth is. I bet the boards of Hollywood corporations look nothing like this Matrixian Sion they are trying to present. Instead of trying to remake America in their perverse image, Hollywood should focus on learning how to make good movies.


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