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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' Is an Insult to the Original 1974 Film (VIDEO)

by Sasha Brown-Worsham on January 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Texas ChainsawTexas Chainsaw Massacre 3D hits theaters today with a buzz and a body count. Like the films that have come before it and used the name of the 1974 classic, my guess is the new film will be full of boobs, torture, and pain. But that wasn't the point of the 1974 film.

As a horror movie aficionado, I always heard the legend of Texas Chainsaw, so when I saw it for the first time, I was surprised by how un-gruesome it was in comparison to later films like Slumber Party Massacre and other B-grade fare. The movie was dark and scary, but it was more a metaphor for the Vietnam War than a bit of torture porn.

The new ones are all T&A, slaughter, and gruesome deaths. One need only watch that poor guy get put on the meat hook one time before realizing the 2003 remake movie was all about showing off Jessica Biel's taut stomach and torturing some kids. Now the 3D version is going to be more of that. See below:

The story starts where the 1974 original film ends. After the murders, the entire family is "dead" except the infant, Heather, who is placed with an adoptive family. Twenty years later, "Heather" inherits a house from her long lost grandmother. The rest is history.

Even from the trailer, it's obvious that this film has more style than the original. It's more music video than film and more beautiful people than real, raw emotions. Who needs fear when you can see hot people get terrified.

The first film had a deeper message. This one just wants to get off on torture. See the original trailer below:

Different, no? The actors weren't glamorous or sexy and the fear was real. It was tied to the political events of the time.

Maybe it's asking too much from a slasher film. Hell, I love the blood and guts and the craziness of modern horror. But these aren't films. These are a lighter version of pornography, shot only for entertainment value and no deeper purpose. It is what it is and that's fine. Enjoy it for what it is. But stop capitalizing on the Texas Chainsaw name. Give it a new name.

Some ideas:

Rednecks Kill Hot Girls. Again.

Scary Freaks Carve Up Hot City People

Ugly Mutants Hate Beautiful Teens

Any other ideas?


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  • jalaz77


    January 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    I HATED the original. Alls the main character did was scream! I said end her already she is annoying. Haha. I loved the remake with Jessica Beil.
  • sukainah


    January 4, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    I didn't really like the first one so I doubt I'd like this one.  

  • Madel...


    January 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM


  • hello...


    January 4, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    All movies consist of these days is naked people. More sexuality than 10 years ago. Then again, I think ever since film was invented they've been showing more naked people as each decade passes. More than what I'd like to see. However, I LOVED The 03 TX Chainsaw Massacre remake with Eric Balfour. I don't believe there was as much profanity either.

  • dirti...


    January 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    i thought the original was fantastic. while there are a lot of parallels between TCM and Vietnam, that's part of the story. the thing is, hollywood these days doesn't try to tell a story, or create an analogy. and when they do, it's usually some long winded, star studded event that loses the point of the story. messages and stories don't sell - sex and gore do. we're in a different world now. 

    and no, i won't be seeing the new TCM, even if Gunnar Hansen is in it. shame too. 

  • MamaB...


    January 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I'm not a fan of horror movies

  • Felly...


    January 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM
    Ick, I hate movies with torture. My stepmoms kids were ubducted and tortured by drug cartels, so even the thought makes me want to puke. I never want to see these movies.
  • claud...


    January 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    "Leatherface" is loosely (and i use the term "loosely" loosely) based on Plainfield, WI, murderer, Ed Gein.  he tortured and killed his victims, then would make their skin and bones into furniture and would sometimes wear their skin.

  • Kyler...


    January 4, 2013 at 8:38 PM
    I love to watch an old movie, and the end credits last for like... A minute. Movies now have so many people on the payroll, that the credits go on for like 10 minutes. Eventually every movie will be a 2 disk set, one with the movie and another with the credits. Of course they'll have to charge us more... It seems like all they make these days are remakes or sequels or prequels. Let's do it again! In 3D!!!
  • Leath...
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    Leather face

    January 5, 2013 at 12:26 AM
    They keep butchering classic movies. Texas Chainsaw 3D, horrible. Scream 4, terrible. Saw 3D, insanely horrible. They just need to stop making movies. They all suck now.
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