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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

Gunnar Hansen's final film. He portrayed Leatherface in the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »

Goofs

When Heather is tied up in the warehouse her shirt is open showing her bare chest. Soon after she is exiting the warehouse with her shirt buttoned. There is a glimpse of a black bra under her shirt. 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 French Blu-ray version has the unrated version in 3D and 2D as well as on DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Texas Chainsaw Mistletoe (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jimmy Crack Corn
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Performed by Willa & The Buffalo Chips
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Boring and confusing, with a last minute update to Leatherface
5 April 2020 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"Texas Chainsaw 3D" is a pretty tedious and pointless sequel, that only really comes to life in the final act, and even then only briefly.

The Texas Chainsaw franchise is much like the Halloween series: the original movie was basically a low-budget masterpiece, and then everything that came after pretty much disgraced the original... except for the first sequel.

Recently, there have been reboots, remakes, and sequels, and they've all been junk, pretty much. The first remake of "Texas Chainsaw" at least had a bold approach and a really nasty feeling to it. This one, the dreaded "3D" version - yes, avoid any movie with "3D" in the title - is so confusing, I still don't really understand it.

I was confused about who the villains were and what they wanted with the heroine. There seemed to be too many characters.

The movie also tries sudden notes on the soundtrack to underline scary events, but I swear, sometimes the notes come on before the action does, thus signposting what was supposed to be a surprise. How did they mess that up?

The "gore" is also pretty lame. The only bit that got my attention was a scene involving a meat grinder.

The movie features Tania Raymonde, known to millennials as Malcolm's love interest in "Malcolm in the Middle", and Trey Songz, whom R'nB fans will recognize immediately, though they may not have even known he had a film career.


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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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