Review – Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

Horror films have a reputation for churning out sequels that are ridiculous and unnecessary. Whilst this echoed throughout the Saw series and direct to DVD films like Wrong Turn 2, The Hills Have Eyes 2 etc, this film Texas Chainsaw 3 (D) is the most ridiculous, waste of time horror film possibly ever. Big call, but it’s true! The throwaway plot, horrid script and appalling acting all contribute to making this possibly the worst horror film of all time.

The Texas Chainsaw 3D is a direct sequel to the original 1974 film, but set in 2013…let me explain how this is meant to make sense…After the tragic events of the first film, a group of vigilantes head to the house of the Sawyers and burn them all alive. Little do they know that a baby and grandmother escape the blaze and when the grandmother dies her unexplained heir Heather gets access to the house and brings a few friends who mistakenly let her cousin Leatherface loose who wreaks havoc upon the town and the people who burnt his family alive.

The story is so badly and thinly sewn together it is just laughable. Nothing seems to fit together and make sense, I found myself saying “what” all through this film and laughing at all the gaping holes in the plot. The script is so horribly cliché for a C grade horror film and not even in an ironically cool way, it is just unbearable.

The young actors are passable, but with bad dialogue and a leaky plot there isn’t really much room to move. One part of this film that annoyed me was making Leatherface a retarded child and making his revenge plot out to be heroic was just a joke, and only added to the ridiculousness of this movie.

There isn’t really much more to say apart from steer clear of this at all costs, even die hard fans will be bored and insulted by this unnecessary sequel. I have never felt so ripped off by a movie in my life, especially after being so disappointed that this didn’t make it to Australian cinemas, I am glad it didn’t and you should be too! Avoid this!

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