Friday, September 14, 2012

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D trailer


From horroryearbook, One of the most rebooted horror franchises is getting another reboot!

Lionsgate has created a new sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 horror classic. If you’re keeping score: There are two originals The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Platinum Dunes remake in 2003, one prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), two kinda-reboots, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), and now two sequels, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986), and Lionsgate’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2013).

I know Leatherface was called part 3, but it was basically a reboot, which attempted to make Leatherface the new Freddy, who “died” in 1991. I have no explanation for The Next Generation, and it hardly seems like a sequel to the first three. Anywhoo, that’s a lot of fucking reboots. Check out the official description and trailer for the second sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, which will hit theaters(?) on January 4.


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…

2 comments:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Sweet Fucking Jesus, another one?

"Lionsgate has created a new sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 horror classic. If you’re keeping score: There are two originals The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Platinum Dunes remake in 2003, one prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), two kinda-reboots, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), and now two sequels, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986), and Lionsgate’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2013)."

Bullshit. Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning was dubbed a "prequel" but it was the same damn story. It was a reboot. Texas Chainsaw: New Begginning was nothing of the sort. It was another reboot. Enough already. I don't see how they can top TCM: The Beginning but I suppose I have no choice but to see it anyway.

Octopunk said...

I had the exact same reaction! That has to be one of the worst summaries of anything ever. Although I think my version of the right answer is a little different from yours, JSP.

First of all, do it in chronological order for dang sake! Second of all, there's no such thing as "two originals."

It's the original TCM (1974), and then the sequel (1986). Then it's two more sequels: the one with the number 3 at the end of it (idiot!) and then the loony tune Next Generation. Content and continuity don't matter here; it was the 90's and nobody would be talking about rebooting franchises until Casino Royale in 2006. Those are sequels. If you don't believe me, observe Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, a movie so bad the next sequel just decided to pretend it never existed. There were no "reboots" back then; you stuck another number on the end of your title and moved forward.

Then you have the TCM remake in 2003 and the prequel in 2006 -- which is not a prequel to the 1974 movie but the 2003 one, duh. (I remarked in my review of New Beginning that making a prequel of a remake had probably not been done before, but I'm not sure.)

Now I ask myself what the difference is between a reboot and a remake. It might be like squares and rectangles; every remake is a potential reboot, but a reboot is not necessarily a remake (as every square is a rectangle, but not the other way round). So I guess Johnny and I can agree.

Whew!

So I guess this new thing can be whatever it wants; with this new backstory involving an angry torch-bearing mob it seems like it has to be a reboot. I'm kind of into it because it stars the chick who played Alex Rousseau on Lost.