FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Sep 14, 2012

Once More Unto the Saw

So have you seen the trailer for the forthcoming Texas Chainsaw 3D yet? Well no more excuses, it is.

What a brave attempt at filmmaking from Lionsgate, the way they recycled all the exact same shit we've been seeing in Chainsaw-related movies since 1974 but added that extra dimension to the proceedings.

Why am I even talking about this? I'm not going to make any effort to see it. I gave up on modern-era Chainsaw flicks after The Beginning, which made me want to run face-first into a swarm of bees wielding very tiny chainsaws of their own.

Upon viewing the trailer for the first time, the only thing that ran through my mind was "Why would I ever watch this instead of the original movie?"...but now I find my blood getting oddly fired up about it. Maybe because giving this trailer the time of day again just highlights the laziness of it all, the propensity for mainstream horror to simply go to the same well AGAIN even though it dried up 25 years ago rather than take a chance on something new.

Wow, this trailer has me feeling all curmudgeonly! And old! It's like the total opposite of a Crystal Pepsi.

BUT WAIT. Just a few hours after watching that TC3D trailer and feeling all I'm getting too old for this shit, my eyes meet the trailer for Mama, produced by Guillermo Del Toro and a-comin' in January. The creepiness factor is high, and I am already all over it. I feel so young again!

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