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Texas Chainsaw (2013)

Texas Chainsaw 3D (original title)
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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.

Director:

John Luessenhop

Writers:

Adam Marcus (screenplay), Debra Sullivan (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Daddario ... Heather Miller
Dan Yeager ... Leatherface
Trey Songz ... Ryan (as Tremaine 'Trey Songz' Neverson)
Scott Eastwood ... Carl
Tania Raymonde ... Nikki
Shaun Sipos ... Darryl
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Kenny (as Keram Malicki-Sanchez)
James MacDonald ... Officer Marvin
Thom Barry ... Sheriff Hooper
Paul Rae ... Burt Hartman
Richard Riehle ... Farnsworth
Bill Moseley ... Drayton Sawyer
Gunnar Hansen ... Boss Sawyer / Leatherface (archive footage)
David Born ... Gavin Miller
Sue Rock ... Arlene Miller
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil wears many faces.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

A draft of the script had Leatherface's name being Jebadiah Sawyer. However, this was later changed to Jedidiah Sawyer. In the 2003 remake, Jedidiah is the name of a young member of the Hewitt family. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 2012. In the opening scene, set in 1973, Heather is a baby. This would make Heather at least 39 years old throughout the rest of the film. However, her character is obviously much younger than that (her actress, Alexandra Daddario, was only 25 at the time of filming). See more »

Quotes

Nikki: [while changing tops] So do you know anything about this place?
Heather Miller: Just the address.
Kenny: We're just in and out, right?
Ryan: That's the deal.
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Crazy Credits

After all the end credits there is one additional scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version is available only to download. It is not available on DVD or Blu-Ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.68 (2013) See more »

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Written by Preston Hart, Ramon Villa
Published by Primary Pulse Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Think Music
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Rather Watch The Remakes
4 January 2013 | by Fields201See all my reviews

I have a confession: I liked the two remakes by Platinum Dunes. I thought they were entertaining, dumb horror films and dare I say it, actually kinda scary. They weren't masterpieces or anything but I enjoyed them for the most part so when I found out yet another Texas Chainsaw movie was coming out, and even though I wasn't impressed with the trailer, I decided to go see it.

What was I thinking?

I think you are forced to see it in 3D because, well, it says 3D on it but most of the time you forgot you are even watching it in 3D. It adds nothing to this movie. The movie starts off showing clips of the very original Texas Chainsaw Massacre which confused me because it totally obliterates the remakes. Actually it ignores the sequels too as the story picks off from there. It starts off with these hicks burning down the home of Leatherface and his family and one of the hicks takes a baby and kills the mother. Flash-forward to.... how many years later? Is it supposed to be 2012 because the baby should around forty, not in her early twenties as she clearly looks like. Anyway, she finds out she inherited this house and her and her cookie-cutter friends and some hitchhiker who appears nice only turns out to be a thief all go there. Then Leatherface turns out to be in the basement and all hell breaks loose.

This movie is so stupid I don't know where to begin. Well, the actions of the characters are just stupid. Before I get into that, though, there is one good scene in the film when Leatherface is chasing them but it all goes downhill from there. The movie offers up these turn of events that make no sense whatsoever. A cop goes back to the house alone and there is no backup anywhere in sight for one lone cop in a house with a crazed psycho with a chainsaw. Then characters turn bad for stupid reasons and one of them that played an intricate part of the storyline just disappears somewhere, never to be heard from again. Then by the end of the film, I don't even know who to root for the main heroine turns completely idiotic. Oh, and the ending just plain sucked.

This film is bad in so many levels. I kept thinking, "Who wrote this crap?" in so many parts of the movie. There wasn't many people at the theater either and I saw it at a night showing. If that's an indication, there might not be another Texas Chainsaw movie. Oh well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 5 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,744,470, 6 January 2013

Gross USA:

$34,341,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,340,586
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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