Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78% (Critics) / 84% (Audience)
Directed By: John Luessenhop
Written By: Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, Kirsten Elms and Stephen Susco
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde and Dan Yeager
Studio: Lionsgate Films

Synopsis:A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. (Source)

The Good:
I guess the younger members of the cast were sufficiently photogenic but that is about all I can come up with in the plus column for this movie.

One is the loneliest number...

One is the loneliest number…

The Bad:
Where to start? Firstly the story is a jumbled mess of nonsensical gibberish that was made even more horrendous by the films turn to attempting to make Leatherface into some sort of sympathetic anti-hero. I don’t care if he is mentally challenged and his family of murderous rednecks all got burned to a crisp by a gang of vigilantes. Nothing about the townsfolk all being corrupt dickheads justifies anyone siding with Leatherface for any reason let alone a woman whose friends had been butchered by this freak not more than an hour earlier and especially not the gotdamn sheriff of the town.
Idiotic is way too genteel a term for this pile of crap.

Who is gonna clean up this mess?

Who is gonna clean up this mess?

The Ugly:
I could have done better effects on my iMac than what was produced by what is supposed to be a major motion picture studio. The effects were just sloppy and cheap looking.

These two had the lamest most anti-climactic deaths in this entire shitty movie

These two had the lamest most anti-climactic deaths in this entire shitty movie

Final Verdict: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D is a steaming pile of excrement that made me ashamed to be a horror movie fan while I was watching it especially when I realized that it made enough obey at the box office to get a sequel made.

Rating: F


  1. Parlor of Horror · May 4, 2013

    This is almost like the new Evil Dead – lets ignore all continuity, common sense, and atmosphere – thus turning a horror movie into an action movie. All we needed was Bruce Willis, running around barefoot and bloodied. The ending was laughable… I did a review at the beginning of the year, er, didn’t fair to well with me either!


    • Derek · May 4, 2013

      You hit the nail on the head. I don’t think anyone was clamoring for Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be remade as revenge tale of a woman whose family was done wrong. Every decision that was made in the production of this movie was just bad.


      • Parlor of Horror · May 5, 2013

        And for Leatherface to become the ‘hero’ at the end, give me a break. They just did a remake in 2003, why would they even greenlight this????


      • Derek · May 5, 2013

        I didn’t understand why they went away from the recent reboot to make this bizarre movie that is supposed to be some sort of sequel to the original either.


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