Lionsgate’s Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.
Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars.
The long-running Leatherface horror franchise got an update last year with Millennium Films' Texas Chainsaw 3D, which starred Alexandra Daddario as the daughter of Loretta Sawyer, and the cousin of Leatherface (Dan Yeager) himself. Back in January 2013, we reported that a sequel isn't in development, though Bloody-Disgusting claims that a prequel is moving forward instead, which may explore Leatherface's teenage years.
The production company is currently in talks with an unidentified screenwriter for this project, which will actually be a sequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 original classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a prequel to last year's Texas Chainsaw 3D, which means that Dan Yeager and the rest of the Texas Chainsaw 3D cast will not be featured. That would also mean that Leatherface is also a teenager in the original? Which doesn't make sense, since he is clerly a forty-year-old man. Maybe this new prequel will provide flashbacks?Read More
The pulse-pounding horror film Texas Chainsaw arrives on 3D/2D Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on May 14from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Texas Chainsaw will also be available for Digital Download on April 30, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release. The film stars Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief), Dan Yeager (Metal Heads), Tremaine 'Trey Songz' Neverson (Grammy nominated R&B International superstar), Tania Raymonde (TV's Malcolm in the Middle, TV's Lost), Shaun Sipos (The Grudge 2, Final Destination 2), Keram Malicki-Sánchez (American History X), James MacDonald (Phone Booth), Thom Barry (TV's Cold Case), Paul Rae (True Grit) and Richard Riehle (Office Space). Also featuring special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley, Texas Chainsaw carries on the legacy of the shocking film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 39 years later.
Texas Chainsaw continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off. In Newt, Texas, people have been going missing without a trace for decades. Years later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young girl, Heather (Daddario), discovers that she has inherited a sprawling Texas estate from an unknown grandmother. To claim her estate, Heather goes on a road trip with her friends to Newt, but learns that wealth comes at a price when she discovers the horror that waits in the cellar of her new mansion.Read More
Yesterday, we reported that Millennium Films was already planning a sequel to Texas Chainsaw 3D. Today it seems that the company's Chairman Avi Lerner spoke to soon.
With the success of Texas Chainsaw 3D, it is inevitable that we will see a sequel brought to the table. The question now is, when?Read More
Starting in 1974 with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Leatherface can almost be considered as the horror genre's equivalent to James Bond. Every few years or so, another crop of kids find themselves fleeing from this chainsaw-wielding madman in either a sequel or a reboot. Opening in theaters January 4, Texas Chainsaw 3D could possibly be considered both a sequel and a remake, since it gives us a fresh take on the franchise while still continuing the original storyline from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, albeit several years later. The story centers on Heather (Alexandra Daddario), a young woman who has never known the truth about her real family, until she receives word that she has inherited a Texas estate from a distant relative. When Heather and her friends take a detour on their road trip to check out the house, well, let's just say that's when that unmistakable chainsaw sound starts up once again. I recently had the chance to speak with Alexandra Daddario and Trey Songz, who plays Heather's boyfriend Ryan, about this 3D thriller. Take a look at what they had to say with our exclusive video interview.
Texas Chainsaw 3D was released January 4th, 2013.Read More