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Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Title: Texas Chainsaw
Directed by: John Luessenhop
Written by: Adam Marcus; Debra Sullivan; Stephen Susco; Kirsten Elms
Produced by: Carl Mazzocone
Music by: John Frizzell
Edited by: Randy Bricker
Distributed by: Millennium Films
Mainline Pictures
Lions Gate Entertainment
Released: January 4th, 2013
Rating: R
Running time: 92 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $10,000,000 [1]
Gross: $34,334,256 (US) [1]
$47,241,945 (Worldwide) [1]
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Texas Chainsaw is an independent American feature film of the slasher subgenre. It is the seventh movie produced in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series and serves as a quasi-sequel to the original 1974 classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but is also a soft reboot of the franchise in general. It has no continuity connections to the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or its 2006 prequel film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

Texas Chainsaw was released as a 3D film and promoted under the title Texas Chainsaw 3D. It was directed by John Luessenhop with a script written by Adam Marcus, Kirsten Elms and Stephen Susco. The movie was produced by Millennium Films and Mainline Pictures and distributed through Lions Gate Entertainment. It premiered theatrically in the United States on January 4th, 2013.

Texas Chainsaw stars Alexandra Daddario in the role of the leading female protagonist Heather Miller, with Dan Yeager donning the skin mask of everyone's favorite adorable flesh-eater, Leatherface, this time given the proper name of Jedidiah Sawyer. The film also stars Trey Songz as Ryan, Scott Eastwood as Carl, Tania Raymonde as Nikki, Shaun Sipos as Darryl, Keram Malicki-Sánchez as Kenny, James MacDonald as Officer Marvin, Thom Barry as Sheriff Hooper and Richard Riehle as real estate broker Farnsworth. The movie also includes notable cameo appearances by genre favorites such as Gunnar Hansen, Bill Moseley and John Dugan.

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  • Texas Chainsaw closed out of theaters on February 28th, 2013. At its widest release, it was screened in 2,659 theaters. It was in theaters for a total of eight weeks (56 days). [2]
  • The movie was filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana. The scenes at the carnival were shot at 7700 Lotus Lane, Cargill Park. [3]
Texas Chainsaw 3D Official Trailer (2012) - Horror Movie HD

Texas Chainsaw 3D Official Trailer (2012) - Horror Movie HD

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013); inside Leatherface's room

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013); inside Leatherface's room

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) Van Chase Scene

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) Van Chase Scene

  • Texas Chainsaw has also been made available for instant viewing on Netflix streaming video service as well as standard and high definition streaming. [6]
  • The film review aggregate website Metacritic gave Texas Chainsaw 3D a metascore of 31 out of 100, based on a total of seventeen critical reviews. [7]
  • The film review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes gave Texas Chainsaw 3D a 19% "Rotten" rating. The tally was based on a total of seventy-five reviews, 61 of which were negative with only 14 being positive. [8]
  • This is director John Luessenhop's third film work. It is his first work in the horror genre. He is also known for directing Lockdown in 2000 and Takers in 2010.
  • Co-writer Debra Sullivan is also known as a film and television actress. This is her first work in the horror genre.

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There is a rather glaring inconsistency in the timeline presented in this film that is difficult to reconcile. These inconsistencies relate to established and/or implied years in which events in the film take place.

  • The events of Texas Chainsaw take place in the modern era, as evidenced by a Sheriff's deputy who uses a flashlight app on his smart phone to navigate through the darkness. Even if this film took place in the recent past, it could not have occurred any earlier than 2011. The flashback scene in the beginning showing the original massacre takes place in August, 1974. This is the same year that Edith Sawyer, aka Heather Miller is born. Assuming the year 2011 to be the correct year (as this is when the bulk of the movie was shot), this would make Heather Miller 37-years-old. Actress Alexandra Daddario was born on March 16th, 1986, making her only 25-years-old when she began working on the movie. If the film takes place any later than 2011, then that would make her character even older. There is no way that Heather Miller could pass for being thirty-seven or older.
  • Another important notation about the timeline is that the original 1974 flashback is presented as a re-imagining of the events of the original film, and cannot be counted as a continuation. In this film, there are many more Sawyer family members presented at the farmhouse than were seen in the original film. They are also all killed off, including Drayton Sawyer, who we know lived on beyond the events of the first film and appeared in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

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