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Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D

By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 8, 2013
1.0 1.0 Stars

Forget the various sequels, remakes, and prequels of Tobe Hooper's seminal horror movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This new entry is a direct continuation of the 1974 original's less-is-more, you-are-there docudrama, and it converts around five minutes of grainy film footage of Hooper's movie into 3D. Then the truly gross digital cinematography takes over — and you have a new film to forget. Director John Luessenhop (Takers) picks up moments after the first film's carnage, as a lynch mob descends on the cannibalistic Sawyer clan, killing most of Leatherface's kin, save a baby. The infant grows up to be Heather, who is bequeathed the old Sawyer estate. Considering the film is set in 2012, she should be nearly 40, so naturally she's played by a twentysomething (Alexandra Daddario) who looks great in a midriff-baring get-up. Leatherface (Dan Yeager), on the other hand, looks as leathery as ever. And yes, she inherits him, too. Isn't this what adoption agencies are for?

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