The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has never been one of my favorite horror franchises. In fact, I’m probably in the minority in thinking that the original 1974 film was one of the most boring horror films out there. However, they obviously have at least a little popularity still left out there, with a remake and prequel being made in the last ten years.
Today, thanks to Coming Soon, we have the first trailer for the latest entry in the series entitled Texas Chainsaw 3D (no “massacre” this time?) and, as you could probably guess, it features what we’ve come to expect from these films: plenty of scared teens being chased around by a chainsaw-wielding maniac.
The lengthy plot synopsis for the film reads as follows:
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.
Is it possible this entry could be any good? Probably not, especially given that Lionsgate is dumping it into theaters early next year, which is usually not a positive sign.
However, for those actually looking forward to getting a new dose of chainsaw carnage, you can catch Texas Chainsaw 3D when it opens on January 4th, 2013.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.