Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Dan Yeager,Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson
Direction: John Luessenhop
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes
STORY: ‘Leatherface’, the chainsaw-wielding psychotic killer, is back to brutally kill the youngsters who accidentally invade his privacy.
REVIEW: Ignoring various sequels made over the years, ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ begins where the original ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ (1974) ended. With a terrific background score, the opening titles show us the crucial footage of the classic as a quick recap for those who are clueless about the slasher franchise. Sally, the only survivor of a gruesome attack in a farmhouse by a bunch of cannibals, especially the ‘leatherface’, manages to escape. This film begins with locals burning down the concerned house and its inhabitants, the ‘Sawyers’, in order to keep the town safe.
Unaware of the brutal past, years later, Heather Miller ( Alexandra Daddario) discovers she too is a Sawyer and visits her creepy hometown with her friends to check out the house she inherited. Turns out, it’s not just the house she inherits! The film, like most American slasher films, defies logic. Without any inhibitions or inquiry, why would a girl accept some obscure mansion?! But logic is not expected in these series, so it’s fine. The film fails to induce fear as the filmmaker is unable to create any psychological tension.
The climax is a further letdown as the emotional twist does not work. But for those who seek cheap thrills, the typical slasher ingredients are in place. Nudity, boys who accompany skimpily clad girls to mysterious houses to get laid but get killed instead, huge mansions, secret dungeons, deceitful characters and a chainsaw killer who cuts up youngsters who invade his house..it’s all there in standard 3D. Avoid, if you can’t stand graphic violence.