Texas Chainsaw (2013) is a 2013 American slasher film directed by John Luessenhop, with a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, and Kirsten Elms. It is the seventh film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and was presented in 3-D.
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, and Bill Moseley.
Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family — or so they thought. Much later, a young woman named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) learns that she has inherited Texas property from an unknown relative, and she is unaware of horrors that await in the mansion’s dank cellar.
|Chris Stuckmann (ChrisStuckmann.com)||The trend lately in Hollywood is that the first weekend in January belongs to horror. Unfortunately for us, it’s subpar horror. Full Review|
|Jeffrey M. Anderson (Common Sense Media)||Characters usually suffer their terrible fates through blatant stupidity. Full Review|
|James Luxford (The National)||embarrasses a horror icon Full Review|
|Felix Vasquez Jr. (Cinema Crazed)||The gore is plentiful, the acting is solid, and Leatherface is a monster once again. Full Review|
|Chris Sawin (Examiner.com)||With acting that falls way under the bar, poorly written characters, a ten year gap that everyone ignores, and a pretty laughable storyline, Texas Chainsaw is somewhat watchable thanks to the legacy its built on that it nearly pisses all over. Full Review|
|Bill Gibron (Film Racket)||There’s a great deal of potential in the approach. The execution, however, is half-baked and half-assed. Full Review|
|Steve Newton (Georgia Straight)||It deserves a modicum of credit for actually making you despise a chainsaw-wielding maniac less than a bunch of lowlife redneck scum. Full Review|
|David Nusair (Reel Film Reviews)||Texas Chainsaw immediately establishes itself as a significant improvement over the various other entries in this enduring franchise… Full Review|
|Glenn Lovell (CinemaDope)||The equivalent of filmic road kill … An abridged version of the original, rendered in bad 3D, serves as a pre-credit set-up and makes us long for the real deal. Full Review|
|Ken Hanke (Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC))||You may think that after six movies that there would be nothing left to say on the topic of Texas chainsaw massacres, and you would be right. Full Review|
|John Beifuss (Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN))||Director John Luessenhop delivers some jolts as well as much gruesomeness, but a bogus ending and the convoluted morality of a script that tries to transform the vengeful Leatherface into a sympathetic if psychotic antihero hamstrings his efforts. Full Review|
|Graham Young (Birmingham Mail)||( … ) you might want to imagine I’m wielding a chainsaw that’s making the noise rrrrrrrrrrrLLLLLLLLL! And that, as I write, I’m chopping up the three scriptwriters and three story writers on the grounds of over-manning (ditto, nine producers). Full Review|
|Nick Nunziata (CHUD)||Leatherface is a loser. Full Review|
|Kristian Harloff (Schmoes Know)||Seeing a flick in January usually means lowering your expectations, but no moviegoer should have to endure this. Full Review|
|Mark Ellis (Schmoes Know)||Leatherface is the smartest one in this picture: he’s the only one with the good sense to cover up his face so no one will know he was involved in this putrid waste of time. Full Review|
|Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle)||This new film survives on its formulaic horror mechanics and the powerful image of a chain saw wielded in 3-D. Full Review|
|Henry Northmore (The List)||There are some gory kills and some goofy fun as a huge chainsaw thrusts out of the screen in 3D, but this is a generic by the numbers slasher that squanders TCM’s grimy history. Full Review|
|Tim Brayton (Antagony & Ecstasy)||Includes some of the absolute worst 3-D effects that I can ever remember seeing. Full Review|
|Ed Whitfield (The Ooh Tray)||Texas Chainsaw 3D is the sort of movie that makes you wish they made kevler contact lenses. Full Review|
|Paul Chambers (Movie Chambers)||“Texas Chainsaw 3D” is not a very original slasher film. It mostly serves fans of the horror genre with its stereotypical characters and gore. Full Review|