There’s a certain segment of the filmgoing audience who’s going to go see every movie about a group of hard-partying young people who go out to a remote location to get sadistically slaughtered by hillbillies, no matter how many times the plot gets overdone, and no matter how many entries in this cookie-cutter genre end up being just plain bad. If you’re one of these people, then boy does the new trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D look like it’s advertising a movie for you.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a movie franchise that’s already been sequalized, rebooted, and reborn into the ground, but it’s yet to have an entry presented in glorious three dimensions, so it seems the suits in charge have deemed that there’s still some life to be sucked from this old girl yet. From the look of things, Texas Chainsaw 3D seems to be telling a very simple story, that of partying young people and chainsaw wielding maniacs. But it also seems to be working in the same old aesthetic that’s responsible for all of these horror movie remakes being so forgettable. This movie looks glossily generic, and fails to capture any of the gritty grossness of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre that’s made it such an enduring horror favorite down through the decades.
I mean, come on, this is a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie that doesn’t even have the balls to put the word massacre in its title. Is this really anything anybody in the world is asking for? Well, maybe. That end sequence with the coffin and the chainsaw seems pretty fun. And this thing is set for a January 4 release, the time of the year when filmgoers are hard pressed to find anything worth their time. Okay, so maybe the guys in charge do know what they’re doing. Why not watch the trailer and decide if this is going to be disposable fun or an affront to horror fans for yourself? [Apple, picture courtesy of Shock Till You Drop]