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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

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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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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In the letter left by Verna Carson she tells Heather that Leatherface comes with the inheritance and if she takes care of him he will do the same as she is his only family left. It seems pretty illogical that she would set her up this way for the chainsaw wielding maniac that has no idea that his cousin is still alive with just a measly letter. See more »

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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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Utterly ridiculous...and not in a good way.
4 January 2013 | by DJRMewziqueSee all my reviews

I walked into "Texas Chainsaw" with my usual tempered expectation when seeing a horror film. We all know that maybe one out of ten releases nowadays is actually good and scary...if we're lucky. And seeing as this one was dumped on the first Friday of the year, it didn't bode well for great expectations from Lionsgate. However, it was distributed by, well, Lionsgate.

Alas, the umpteenth sequel to the 1974, although based on a great concept, is a fail.

Despite the many follow-up films on the subject, this film is, in a round-about way, a sequel to the 2003 remake of the 1974 original. The original was directed by Tobe Hooper, and Hooper himself helped produce not only this film but the 2003 remake (which inexplicably changed the family name of the murderous family) and the 2006 prequel, but the current film actually uses scenes from the 1974 original (and the original family name of Sawyer) as it's jumping-off point, which gave the film some instant weight for fans of the franchise.

However, the weight was lifted real quick.

In short, right after the events of the original film, some of the residents of the town of Newt, Texas burn down the house where the original massacre occurred with the entire Sawyer clan inside, but not without one baby surviving the inferno. Said baby grows up never knowing what had happened until she randomly receives word that her long lost grandmother has passed on and left her with an inheritance, resulting in the realization that her abusive parents are not her birth parents. She leaves to check out what she has received, but not without some friends coming along (of course)....and picking up the atypical Texas Chainsaw hitchhiker in the process. Needless to say, the inheritance came with something a little bit unusual, carnage sorta ensues and what could have been a great twist is ruined by the sheer implausibility of the execution of the story.

And that is ultimately where the issues with this film lie...in the details. Never mind little stupid things like the fact that the house burning down at the beginning of the film happened on August 19th and somehow, the newspaper which reported the story was also dated August 19th (rather than the 20th). It's the major implausible details like four friends leaving a mansion full of silver to get groceries to be "cleaned up" by a hitchhiker they just picked up or the fact that a rotting corpse is randomly found by Heather Miller, the inheritor, and then never once mentioned again. As the story unfolds, it completely falls apart and you risk missing something unimportant because you are too busy rolling your eyes or wondering how a character went from A to B or from caring to not caring. The story just ended up not making any sense.

Why RnB artist Trey Songz chose this train wreck to launch his acting career is beyond me, but his character is as unoriginal as his music. Other than Songz, the cast is mainly made up by mediocre, little-known television actors not worth mentioning except with the inclusion Shaun Sipos as the hitchhiker and Scott Eastwood (yes, son of Clint who, until recently, went by the name Scott Reeves) as a police officer, both of whom are absolutely excellent eye candy.

So, was I entertained? Well, I wasn't BORED...but this film is definitely a fail in terms of plot and execution and wasn't even so bad it's good. But if you do decide to see it, do not pay extra for 3D if you do not have to but do wait for the end of the credits to get a good grin.


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