Okay, I know what you’re thinking: What’s with the over-abundance of remakes and everlasting additions to horror series?
But before I get to the “meat” of the story, I must first declare that Texas Chainsaw 3D is not a remake.
Despite being the seventh installment of the “Texas Chainsaw” franchise, it can actually be condered, believe it or not, the first official sequel to director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 clasc.
TC3D kicks off with a flashback to the acclaimed original reminding audiences of the nightmare Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) and her friends endured after stumbling upon a family of cannibalistic sadists. Immediately following this brief retrospect, director John Luessenhop initiates his vion of the story right where Hooper’s left off.
The evolution of Leatherface has seen many different “faces” and statures. With the commencing of the chainsaw wielding maniac portrayed by Gunnar Hansen, who carried his character to forever become a horror icon, relied much on implied violence to stimulate the mind. But with Dan Yeager portraying the older, yet most brutal antagonist among the series, TC3D is, hands down, the most aggresve in on-camera imagery to stimulate the feeling of nausea.
Daddario can be tagged as employing the most credibility within her character as compared to the protagonist pack. With the casting of Trey Songz and Tania Raymonde to emphaze the “sleaze” factor of the film as the greatest downfall throughout, only does their roles shed a bit more excitement when they become tallies on Leatherface’s board of victims.
TC3D can be deemed as unorthodox to the rest of the franchise’s following. Luessenhop certainly spins the story’s finale to establish a sense of sentiment, as well as suit the phrase “the saw is family.”