Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Gets R Rating

Posted August 26, 2012 by Rick in Movie News
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After plenty of speculation, the MPAA has decided that it is a good idea to give The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D an R rating. When you consider the movie is about a guy named Leatherface that likes to kill teenagers and make fashion statements with their skin, I guess that is logical. The movie is said to have grisly violence and strong language throughout, so expect this to be a gore-fest like the rest of the movies in the series. For horror fans, that is great news indeed.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D has all kinds of fun options available to it where gore is concerned. Chainsaws and 3D technology will make fans of TTCM drool with anticipation. Director John Luessenhop will attempt to get as much out of that as possible, as Leatherface and the TTCM horror franchise are legendary.

The movie stars Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Sue Rock and many others. The film is set to release in January of 2013.

The story is about a young girl that finds out she is adopted and that she has gotten an inheritance. Turns out, she is related to Leatherface himself and was taken away when the Family was all killed off by vigilantes after the first installment. Everyone thought the entire clan was killed off, but no such luck. Now, the young lady and several of her friends take off for Texas on a road trip to find out what she inherited. She does not even want to know.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D has a built in following that will no doubt clamor to see it when it hits theaters on January 4th. Despite this, I am hoping that directors will get back to making films that are completely original. The sudden spate of horror movies that are connected to legendary films and characters are so hit and miss, it becomes tough to know which films to try out when they hit theaters.