Texas Chainsaw

  • 18
  • John Luessenhop (2013)
  • US
Film Review
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1 out of 5

Leatherface is back, and in gloriously indifferent 3D for this semi-coherent, morally confused, clumsy and superfluous sequel. It offers more slicing and dicing by filmdom's favourite chainsaw-toting cannibal, who emerges implausibly from the basement of the old family home to butcher its new occupants. But there's a family tie, and blood ultimately proves thicker than slaughter. Almost 40 years separate this and Tobe Hooper's original everyday story of flesh-eating folk, but there's no Hooper this time and director John Luessenhop (Takers) fails to match the short, sharp shock of the 1974 classic. Instead, this is chock-full of missed opportunities, with precious little to satisfy even the most easily pleased of horror film fans. Clint Eastwood's son, Scott, has a prominent role, but this isn't something he'll want to write home about.

Plot Summary

A murderous Texas family's killing spree is brought to an end by a vigilante mob. Years later, a woman inherits a house in the area, but when she and her friends visit the property, they discover the last survivor of the evil clan is lurking in the basement ready to start the slaughter all over again. Horror sequel, starring Alexandra Daddario and Dan Yeager.

Cast and crew

Cast

Heather Miller
Alexandra Daddario
Leatherface
Dan Yeager
Ryan
Trey Songz
Carl
Scott Eastwood
Nikki
Tania Raymonde
Darryl
Shaun Sipos
Kenny
Keram Malicki-Sanchez
Verna Carson
Marilyn Burns
Drayton Sawyer
Bill Moseley
Farnsworth
Richard Riehle

Crew

Director
John Luessenhop

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Lionsgate
3D
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Jan 2013
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Categories
Drama

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