January is approaching, which means a heavy dose of horror films are about to fill up theaters. We just got a look at the somewhat creepy Mama and now its time for an iconic villain to return, chainsaw and all. John Luessenhop, coming off the surprisingly fun Takers, has directed Texas Chainsaw 3D, which forgoes the rest of the series and picks up right where the original classic left off.

The first trailer has arrived and while it mostly relies on a lot of teasing, I have to say it looks a bit better than other recent horror offerings. Luessenhop seems to have crafted a film that doesn’t rely strictly on gore like so many others out there now, which is a pleasant surprise. After seeing The Cabin in the Woods, it might be hard to take these kinds of films seriously, but we’ll find out if this one actually works early next year.

Check out the trailer below, today thanks to Apple, for the film starring Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, James MacDonald, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Richard Riehle, Bill Moseley and Gunnar Hansen.


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…

Texas Chainsaw 3D arrives on January 4th, 2013.

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