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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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John Luessenhop

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Adam Marcus (screenplay), Debra Sullivan (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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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

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,744,470, 6 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,341,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,241,945
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In May 2011, Lions Gate announced that it would be partnering with Nu Image to produce the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and that John Luessenhop would direct the film. See more »

Goofs

The date that the farmhouse was burned and the family was killed was August 19th. However, as seen later in the film when Heather is looking at the newspaper, the story was on the front page of the paper dated August 19th. The event would have occurred after the newspaper was printed and distributed. See more »

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

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really dumb yet still bloody fun horror sequel.
4 January 2013 | by jaguiar313See all my reviews

Is Texas Chainsaw 3D a good movie?... well that depends. If you can't get past a stupid script, cardboard characters and the fact that by the implied time line our plucky heroine (Alexandra Daddario) should be in her 40s not barely in her 20s, then, no. But, if you can sit back and just enjoy a hot babe running around being pursued by a chainsaw wielding maniac who has a knack for carving up her stupid friends, then, yes, it's unintentionally goofy, gory fun. Chainsaw 3D is a direct sequel to the 1974 classic that opens with a vengeful redneck mob laying siege to the house occupied by Leatherface and a lot of other family members that weren't there in the original. A baby is found on the property and we cut to 2012 (the date is confirmed on a tombstone as September 2012) where Heather (Daddario), has magically only grown up to be 20 something and is an amazingly hot butcher at a supermarket. She soon gets word that her grandmother (original Chainsaw heroine Marilyn Burns), that she didn't know she had, has died and left her a house in Texas. Whoa! Adopted and now rich! Heather goes down to the house with some generic stereotype friends who seem handpicked to be murdered which is smart because there just happens to be another family member living hidden in the house like Bad Ronald (70s TV movie reference. Google it.) and he just happens to like world peace, romantic evenings, chainsaws and wearing peoples faces. Before you can say,gratuitous ass close-up, Leatherface emerges from hiding and starts hacking up everyone he can find. Throw in some sleazy rednecks, some redneck cops (including Scott Eastwood, Clint's son) and it's a redneck smörgåsbord...literally as the body parts fly fast and furious. Sure, director John Luessenhop doesn't really generate much suspense or scares from the incredibly dumb script but, Chainsaw 3D reminded me of some of the lower tier 80s slasher flicks that were entertaining despite and because of how bad they were. There are numerous references to the original flick and I just had fun watching a chubby, balding Leatherface carving up all the unlikable characters when not chasing his hot cousin around trying to kill her. Alexandra Daddario was a fine (and I mean FINE) and feisty heroine and I liked her character's twist once she finds out who she really is and that she now has to buy her chainsaw wielding cousin a Christmas Card every year... if he lets her live. Yes, Chainsaw 3D is a very dumb and silly horror flick but, it also is blood drenched fun if you go in not expecting much and stop comparing it to the movie it's trying to honor. And despite how bad it's written, the film is trying to honor it's roots and we get some fun cameos to prove it and when it's all said and done it can be a good time if you just sit back and enjoy watching hot chicks in peril and sleazy rednecks meeting chainsaw justice. A few beers before the show wouldn't hurt... if fact it might be a good idea.


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