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Cinefantastique Spotlight: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D

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Dan Persons

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Cinefantastique Spotlight: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D

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The Long and Winding Road/That Leads to Your Slaughterhouse: Dan Yeager clocks in as the new Leatherface in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D.

Blood runs thick in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, both in its usual, slaughterhouse context, but also in a more symbolic way. Yes, the venerable horror franchise has caught up with the rest of mainstream film, and now it’s all about family, as a surviving — and hitherto unknown — member of the murderous Sawyer clan (Alexandra Daddario) returns to Texas to claim an inheritance from a similarly previously unseen grandmother, and discovers that it includes a living legacy in the form of a certain, Leatherfaced, chainsaw-wielding relative.

Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons dipped into the bloodbath that is the first genre release of 2013 and come out, if not impressed, at least appreciative that the film isn’t quite the car wreck that usually gets shunted into the first weekend of January. Click on the player to hear our review.

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