Texas Chainsaw 3D Review

Movie: Texas Chainsaw 3D
By: Maniac E
Date: January 5, 2013

Evil Wears Many Faces

So another Leatherface movie and this time it is the most expansive Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie ever. But will a big budget make this a good movie, that is the question. To make it even bolder forget all the other movies that came after Tobe Hooper's 1974 movie. Texas Chainsaw 3D takes places on the exact same day!

To make things even better, the opening credits feature a number of quick cuts from the original film... all in gruesome 3D. Then of course we delve into what appears to be a typical horror film, almost too similar to every other version of The Sawyer Family adventures. It begins with an arty Goth chick named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) and her boyfriend Ryan (R & B artist Trey Songz). It seems Heather who was adopted has inherited some property in Texas. So in typical genre form, she goes on a road trip with Ryan, two friends and a hitchhiker (Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde and Shaun Sipos) and they make a quick stop to check out her brand new property, which comes with a pretty deadly secret hidden away. And that secret happens to be what we were all waiting for, and that would be Leatherface. Dan Yeager does the chainsaw wielding psycho justice.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Director John Luessenhop handles the source material he had in good way and ended up making a good looking Texas Chainsaw movie. But the cast on the other hand are annoying and you will be glad when they get chopped up into pieces. The only thing they are good for was cannon fodder. Also this movie takes place mostly 20 years later which brings us around the 1994 era... and you know what "THEY DIDN'T HAD FREAKING CELLPHONES!!". Those little things made sure I didn't or better said couldn't enjoy it to its fullest potential. It all follows the normal Texas Chainsaw Massacre routines, kids getting high and do stupid things, Leatherface cuts them up. And I must say for this time around I wasn't that bad to get a bit of the same feeling the first movie gave me.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

One thing the movie doesn't hold back with is the splattering around of the red stuff, they did a fairly good job in the good scenes it had. It felt almost quaint and nostalgic to have a movie where 3D is used to shove chainsaws in your face and to splatter the camera with blood. This conclusion plays itself out in an industrial abattoir, naturally, with all the chains, meat hooks and large-scale grinders that implies. The movies contains some cameo's as well so keep your eyes open. It is a bumpy road for this movie since not everything is enjoyable but what does work is the gore and special effects. But also this has its ups and downs once the CGI blood comes along it's like watching something of a SyFy movie thing.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

All in all it feels like a missed change, there was potential but they served us a movie that was watchable but never does anything. It is not the worst Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie out there, no that still goes to "The Next Generation". I wanted to really like the movie because I am a real fan of the franchise but I just felt it sorely lacking due to its overall ludicrousness and shoddy storytelling.



Texas Chainsaw 3D


Texas Chainsaw 3D


John Luessenhop






Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood