In the remake of the original Brian De Palma film, and based off of the novel by Stephen King, Carrie tells the story of young Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz) who goes through life being tormented by classmates and teachers. The only person she feels close to is her religion-obsessed mother Margaret (Julianne Moore). After a cruel joke, one of the popular girls, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde) decides to provide an act of kindness to Carrie by allowing her boyfriend to ask her to prom. But along the way, Carrie starts to develop telekinetic abilities that could bring disastrous results if she’s pushed too far.
I believe that to compare this remake with the original and say which is better would be completely wrong and impossible. Both films have very strong aspects of their own that make them both able to stand on their own. But to discuss this version as a remake itself, I would definitely have to say it was VERY well-done. The film really gets into the emotional side of the story, we really get to know Carrie and get a sense of her loneliness. This in part is due to an excellent performance by Chloe Grace Moretz in what I really think is her best performance to date. She portrays the emotions of Carrie with such ease that you really feel for the character and think of her as a real person. But when it switches gears and her evil side appears, Moretz provides a very chilling performance. We are also given Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mother. From the start of the film and until the very end, Moore shows just how unhinged Margaret White is, and she does it perfectly. Her performances leaves the viewer really unsettled with her dead and haunting performance. As for the effects, unfortunately this remake is filled with a lot of CGI. Does it completely ruin the film? No. But it does take away a lot of the effect. The prom scene for example, while much more violent (which I was pleased about), the CGI was really noticeable. But despite this, some of the effects combined with amazing camera shots is very well-done. One example being when two characters are involved in a car crash, the impacts in the crash were very cool (and slightly disturbing) to watch.
So overall, Carrie is a very well-done and perfectly modernized remake that lets us get in touch emotionally with our lead, plenty of bloody moments, and most of all, amazing performances by Moretz and Moore.
What follows is a brief, spoiler free review. If you love Chucky as much as I think you might, don’t like ANYONE give away the twists in the final act.
If ever there was a fan boy horror movie on Chucky, “Curse of Chucky” would be it. With references to all of the previous entries in the franchise, this film is a delight from beginning to end. As “Curse of Chucky” begins, we meet the lonely Nica (played by Fiona Dourif in a wonderfully understated performance) as she is living with her mom in house in the middle of nowhere. Her mother wants to keep her sheltered from the rest of the world as Nica is confined to a wheelchair. One day, the two receive an anonymous package in the mail with a doll inside. The doll is Chucky and he is ready to play. When an unfortunate “accident” causes her mother’s death, Nica’s greedy relatives are back to claim the house and sell it to make a few extra bucks.
After the rest of Nica’s family arrives including her bitchy older sister Barb (nicely played by Danielle Bisutti) with her daughter Alice (Summer H. Howell), it is up to the family to survive the night to keep from becoming Chucky’s latest victims. And victims many do become with a bloodbath that results in a few grisly deaths that had me smiling.
Though the film starts with a slow buildup in the first act that results in two off screen deaths (don’t worry, like I said, the film does get bloody), the film nicely comes together in its second act to become one of the best made for video horror movies of recent years. To go on and tell you what REALLY works about this film would be to give away way too many of the devilish surprises. Let’s just say that fans will cheer in delight as the film hits its final act as there are in jokes, references, and homages to just about anything and everything Chucky has done in the past. The backstory might not be fulfilling to some and there might be some leaps in logic, but this is the rare horror sequel that actually appears to be trying to add something new while being faithful to what came before it. If you are a Chucky fan, you owe it to yourself to check this one out. Also, make sure to stay after the end credits for one treat of a scene that will leave audiences howling. Thanks for returning Chucky, you were missed. Now, let’s see some more Chuck!
When Marcus, Melanie, Adam, Jules, Sara, and Bernadette (Christopher Backus, Jennifer Blanc, AJ Bowen, Brianne Davis, Kamala Jones, Alyssa Lobit) get together for an 80s prom themed party, they have no idea what’s in store for them. When arriving to the party, they are told that they are going to be taking part in a Whodunit game. Noticing that one of their friends is missing, they assume it’s all a part of the game. But things quickly begin to change when one member of the group takes the game to a whole new, and bloody level by causing secrets to be revealed and the friends to turn on one another.
The film is the directorial debut of horror Scream Queen actress, Danielle Harris of Halloween 4 and 5, as well as Rob Zombie’s two Halloween films and many other horror flicks. For her first time directing Harris does an extremely well-done job. She has a vision only a horror vet can see and it’s evident she has a love for 80s horror films. While many may look at the film and call it “stupid” or “bad acting”, in all actuality it’s not. This is very much a homage to 80s horror through and through. We are given some brutal and bloody situations, as well as some very over-the-top performances by its cast. The villain especially gives this off by giving the evil performance with random outbursts, but also can be intimidating by how calm they are during the torture scenes or watching the characters panic.
While some may not get into the story, fans of 80s slasher films like Happy Birthday to Me or April Fools Day will find some enjoyment in it. The film also features some great cameos by known horror stars such as Kane Hodder of the late Friday the 13th films and the Hatchet trilogy, as well as a cameo by the director herself in a very big nod to her early Halloween days that will please fans. The film isn’t exactly a slasher and sometimes pales because of it, but it has a slasher feel to it. The characters aren’t exactly the most likable either, but it’s comical watching these characters interact with each other.
So if you’re a fan of cheesy, over-the-top 80s horror, or a big Danielle Harris fan, I definitely recommend it.
This Slasher Studios review comes all the way from the Netherlands as Ferdi Akkulak takes a stab at the critically acclaimed slasher “You’re Next”. Make sure to check out his video clips and subscribe to his Youtube Channel for more.
I have to be very honest, I didn’t know there was a movie called ‘You’re Next’ until I saw it on the release schedule in July. That probably proves that this was a pretty unknown movie by the time… When I did some research for this movie I found out this movie was made way back in 2011 and got picked up from a festival by Lionsgate but it took them two whole years to finally release this movie in theatres. That’s kind of weird… I think the distributor didn’t have much confidence in this movie and it sat on the shelf for an amount of time. In America the trailer got released on Youtube at the end of March 2013. While the distributor that would release the movie in Holland didn’t release the trailer on Youtube until July 1st… So I have seen the trailer for You’re Next multiple times on the big screen but also on Youtube, in my opinion the movie looks really promising especially as me being a slasher lover and this movie seems to be delivering the good stuff already based on the previews. The spooky atmosphere, the unknown but certainly not bad cast, the song in the trailer is very chilling and the terror really seems to be amazing! Definitely a movie to look out for and that’s just based on a trailer of 2 minutes.
The cast of You’re Next is pretty unknown to be although I do see one familiar face. Let’s start with her: Sharni Vinson, the Australian actress. Now I haven’t seen her in a single movie but I do recognize her by face. I do know that she starred in recent movies like Step Up 3D and Bait 3D (I really tried to see this movie on the big screen, but I failed). So yeah, but she is still the mostly known cast member of You’re Next. Cannot wait to see her in this movie and to see what her acting is like, from what I’ve read, her acting in other movies is pretty solid. Nicholas Tucci also stars in the movie but I don’t know this actor, at all! Next up is Wendy Glenn, she’s mostly known of starring in the horror movie ’11-11-11′ that I never got around to see but heard pretty bad things of. Further than that I don’t know this actress. Next up is A.J. Bowen, now this actor is kind of familiar in the horror/slasher genre as he has starred already in movies like: Creepshow III, The House of the Devil, Hatchet II and A Horrible Way To Die. None of those movies I have seen but glad to see a cast member with a lot of credibility. Next up is Joe Swanberg who has also starred in A Horrible Way To Die and Cabin Fever: Spring Fever. However he has recently directed, wrote and produced a movie called Drinking Buddies that stars Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde so that is pretty big! He also directed a segment in the horror anthology movie V/H/S. Next up is the older actress Barbara Crampton, again I don’t know this actress but she has a pretty nice slate of horror/slasher movies on her resume and was even considered a scream queen back in the days. She starred in 80’s movies like: Re-Animator, Chopping Mall, From Beyond and Puppet Master. All very well-received horror/slasher movies so it’s pretty awesome that she has experience with starring in these kind of movies! She also recently starred in The Lords of Salem. And finally last but not least is the well known horror director Ti West which actually has an acting role in You’re Next. That is pretty awesome and a nice move from a director to translate into an actor for one movie. He has as so far directed movies like: The Wicked, The Roost, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers (Really looking forward to see this movie, the trailer looks promising) and some segments of V/H/S and The ABCs of Death. He also has an acting part in Drinking Buddies which just shows how collaborate this cast is! Pretty cool!
You’re Next is directed by indie director Adam Wingard (You’re Next features his first major and wide release in America so that is pretty amazing). He has previously directed horror movies like: A Horrible Way to Die and segments in V/H/S and V/H/S 2. As he really worked his way up in Hollywood over the last years and he really has experience with directing and casting horror movies I am pretty much pumped to see what the final result of You’re Next will become. This would be my first movie I would see directed by Adam. I heard so many positive things about his movie and ofcourse the inspirational story of someone who started with short films and mostly went low budget and indie and grew to direct these bigger horror/slasher feature films.
You’re Next is released by Lionsgate in America, a well known distributor that is mostly known for releasing the Saw franchise and The Hunger Games franchise. They picked this movie up two years ago. In my country Holland this movie gets released by Dutch FilmWorks, a well known Dutch distributor that has so far released some major movies but also some small indie movies. It should be in good hands with this distributor. The running time of the movie is 94 minutes, which is a decent running time for a horror/slasher movie. Longer than average but you can see that it could’ve been much longer. I don’t complain though, it might have some nice tricks up its sleeve and I am very excited for that to see. Wonder if there is some character development in the movie. You’re Next has a reported budget of under the $1 million although there is not an actual figure. Sources tell that the movie was actually made for under $1 million which is terrific and also very low budget! It has that kind of budget that the original Halloween and Friday the 13th had back in the days. This suggests that this movie is gonna be very profitable for Lionsgate! The movie was released in America just this past Friday on August 23rd 2013, box office prospects were pretty high for this movie but what it has grossed in its first 3 days of release is pretty disappointing, even considering its micro budget. It has so far grossed a paltry $7 million, it means that is may be already in the green and earned its money back but still one might thought this movie would’ve done so much better and more close to the numbers of recent horror movies: The Purge ($34 million, opening weekend) and The Conjuring ($41,8 million, opening weekend, now that I think of it, that would be highly unlikeable). But to read that it faced the worst opening of any horror movie in 2013 (even behind Dark Skies of earlier this year) is pretty depressing. I just hope this movie does better in the long run and might score a cult following. It is pretty uncertain what its chances are overseas, there are no numbers available yet… Reviews were certainly not the problem of why it underwhelmed during its debut, as of right now You’re Next has a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes of 80% Fresh which is pretty damn good! Far better reviews than lets say The Purge which earned so much more money. The consensus that most critics gave the movie in America was: ‘You’re Next’s energetic and effective mix of brutal gore and pitch black humor will please horror buffs and beyond.’. It’s good to see that most critics were impressed by this movie and just a small share thought it was bad. Praises were given to the performance of Sharni Vinson, the horror elements and the bloody death scenes. Also praise was given to its dark humor. In my country Holland You’re Next got released in theatres on August 22nd 2013 (A day earlier than in America, that totally rocks!). Reviews were pretty similar to the ones given in America, if not slightly more worse. What the quotes were that critics gave You’re Next: ‘The buzz was not there for nothing.’ ‘You’re Next blows new life into a milked out genre and that should be celebrated.’ ‘Adam Wingard has potential as a horror director.’ . There were also some negative reviews but I don’t bother to quote them as they are pretty much ridiculous and very complaining.
As a movie goer and horror/slasher buff I decided long before release that I would see You’re Next on opening and I did! I saw the movie on August 22nd 2013 (Attended the first showing of the day at a movie theatre in my city) and I of course went in with pretty high expectations! Did the movie live up to the hype? Me: Damn sure it did! Not only did I thought this movie was terrific, it is by far the best and smartest horror movie of 2013! Much better than recent horror movies like: Mama, Evil Dead and The Purge. Although The Conjuring is still not seen by me so maybe things can change. Anyway back to You’re Next! This movie has all the right ingredients that simply work with me: A good story, great cast, one hell of a bad-ass final girl that gives all the scream queens and final girls of the past a run for their money, great horror elements and jump scares, a lot of blood that is really noticeable in the awesome and original death scenes and most importantly pitch black humor that really goes great into the mix!
Some scenes might not be for the faint of heart (blender, anyone?) but the fighting back nature in this movie feels so original and an idea that has not been done in the past before. The characters however, I can’t say that I like them all as most come over as whining and complaining and definitely underdeveloped. However the one that stood out for me with her awesome axe was the bad-ass and incredibly beautiful and talented Sharni Vinson! She gives a performance that is so well put together that I am wondering why she doesn’t star in more horror movies. This was a very challenging role for her and knocked it out of the park in my opinion! What a talented actress and an incredible final girl! Not that it is some kind of spoiler but this was really the only girl of the family that actually fought back and that was just so awesome and inventive to see that happen. She proved that there aren’t just only those stereo type characters that only scream and run around. The rest of the cast, honestly for me they were just there. They didn’t do anything that made me love them or hate them even more. I don’t have my complaints, the acting was definitely a strong thing of You’re Next. Allthough the situation escalates quickly and a lot happens in so little time you do start to think it looks very realistic. The opening scene is really the only aspect of this movie that felt flat. It was so generic and not a genre bender but I see what the makers were trying to do with this opening scene, they tried to let the audience they have already seen this all before until they unleash the real terror. Also I have to say, this movie was fairly funny, I laughed a lot cause even when terror strikes, the movie still manages to score a laugh or two. That is really one of the best things going for You’re Next, besides all the blood and screams and terror there is some fun to mess around and make the audience laugh. It mixes so well with the overall movie, it’s amazing!
I also have to note that You’re Next is ten times better than the disappointing movie of earlier this summer called The Purge, I just wished this movie was released before The Purge so it wouldn’t fell victim of having a bad taste from an earlier movie… The Purge seriously underwhelmed in my opinion. You’re Next proves to be the opposite! Cause the movie comes from the right people that knows how to bring horror and terror on the big screen unlike the director of The Purge who simply went for making another cash cow.
As a result, I really found myself enjoying You’re Next and I can highly recommend it to anyone to see it on the big screen! It has a great cast (amazing performance by Sharni Vinson), bloody death scenes that are extreme but also not so much, great atmosphere and suspense, a great 80’s vibe and soundtrack and the movie is full of twists and turns. The way I like it, it was definitely not all that predictable! This movie went where very few movies has gone before.
In my opinion the horror sensation of 2013 that is both terrifying and smart in a way that will wow general audiences and slasher fans alike, such a smart good old fashioned horror/slasher that succeeds in delivering the goods! And the ending is probably one of the best a horror movie could wish for! Just when you thought it was all over… Go see You’re Next! This movie is gonna have a cult following in the next few years, I can’t wait to experience that time period, I am so buying this movie when it comes on DVD, day one! And I am for sure seeing it a few more times on the big screen!
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Stephen King’s IT premiered on ABC in the fall of 1990 and from that moment onward, many children’s psyches were scarred for life and kids across the country developed a fear of clowns. Some older horror fans may cite Poltergeist as the reason for their coulrophobia, but for my generation–it was all about Pennywise the Clown.
This two-part television movie is probably the most well known and well liked of Stephen King’s adaptations, but 23 years later–does it hold up?
The answer is no. It does not hold up. As a matter of fact, some parts of it are outright laughable. But in 1990, this was scary shit.
Seven childhood friends must reunite and return to their hometown of Derry, Maine to put an end an unstoppable evil force that has begun feeding off of the town’s children for the first time in 30 years.
The television movie, adapted from King’s bestselling novel of the same name, does a pretty decent job of adapting the most fundamental elements of the story but (of course) is completely and utterly watered down in comparison to the book itself. I can’t fault it for not having lepers offering blowjobs, or child gangbangs in the sewer, or a refrigerator full of dead pets (and truthfully, who would want to see any those things?) This was ABC after all–the same network that brought us Family Matters. Considering the budget and content limitations director Tommy Lee Wallace faced, IT is not a bad movie, and certainly not a bad horror movie.
As anyone who has watched the two-parter could tell you, the strongest half is the first 90 minutes. The seven child actors (Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Ben Heller, Adam Faraizl, Emily Perkins, Marlon Taylor, and Brandon Crane) really bring their A-game and that’s rare to see in any film. They truly show up the seven adult actors (Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Denis Christopher, Annette O’Toole, Richard Masur, and Tim Reid) in every way, shape, and form. The two actors that steal the show, however, are Tim Curry as Pennywise and Jarred Blancard as the local bully, Henry Bowers. Everyone goes on and on about how Tim Curry is flawless in the title role, and don’t get me wrong–he is. He’s the best thing about this movie. But Blancard doesn’t get enough credit for his turn as Henry Bowers. He is perfect in the role and absolutely believable.
The movie has its fair share of flaws–such as its use of the book’s lackluster ending, poor special effects, and timeline inconsistencies. But ultimately I find these things excusable. It’s my belief that a good horror film, over time, does one of two things. It either becomes timelessly frightening or a parody of itself. And IT effectively, and unintentionally, has transcended into parody. That’s not to say that there aren’t creepy moments, or fine examples of acting, but if you watch the movie lightheartedly and go into it knowing that some moments will be…less than impressive…you’ll ultimately find yourself enjoying IT a lot.
Our resident Twitter reviewer Tim Schilling is back with another tweet by tweet review looking at the scary slasher sequel “Scream 2.” A few people find this one to be even better (ME! ME! ME!) than the original. Let’s see if he does as well.
Thoughts before watching:
Out of all the movies in the series, I’ve seen #Scream2 the least. That’s a shame.
Thoughts while watching: 0:02 I think going to a showing like this would be tons of fun. 0:03 Doing the whole movie in a movie thing based on the first movie is seriously a stroke of genius. 0:07 Scary Movie 2 ruined the bathroom scene for me. 0:10 I love the opening scene to this one, almost as much as the first. 0:17 The horror genre was destroyed by sequels. 0:25 Pow right in the kisser. 0:33 I never realized this but they made it obvious there were two killers early on. 0:40 Dewey’s hobble is hilarious. 0:50 Oh Tori Spelling. 0:52 I wish Randy was a real person. 0:59 I’d actually like to see this play Sidney is in. 1:05 Not Randy!! 1:12 I loved that they used the character Cotton in this. 1:18 Get it Dewey. 1:27 Ghostface, you made a mess. 1:30 The killer is unconscious, why would you not see who it is/bash his/her face in!? 1:37 Imagine how guilty all those people are gonna feel for hanging Derek up there in the first place. 1:48 Poor Aunt Jackie. 1:52 I already said this but I LOVE how they use Cotton in this movie.
Overall: If anything, #Scream2 is even more genius than the first one. Almost every single line takes all the cliches of horror movies and sequels twists them up and makes it it’s own amazingly smart movie.
I must admit that I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with most films from Asylum. With over 50 movies in the can, the production company has yet to lose money on a single feature. Often from the time a title is announced to the moment the film is available to purchase is less than six months. This is cynical filmmaking to say the least but there is something ingenious about the business side of this sort of low brow end of movies approach. Is this really anything different than what Roger Corman did in the 60s and 70s? Joe Dante’s Piranha was a shameless rip off of Jaws. The Asylum’s Hansel and Gretel is a shameless rip off of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. The real question to ask…does this rip off work or is it even worse than the “blockbuster” it is trying to capitalize on. Let’s take a bite out of Hansel and Gretel.
As Hansel & Gretel begins we witness an overweight girl tied up in shackles trapped in a dark and dreary basement. She manages to get herself free and she runs out of the house and into the woods only to find herself trapped yet again. An apple in the mouth and some seasonings and she has become the next meal for the family who lives in the house. After “treated” to the opening Saw “homage”, I was already tuning myself out of the film. But then something strange happened. The movie developed a sense of humor about itself and it went from being a chore to sit through to becoming one of the more entertaining movies of the last few years. We have our two heroes (Hansel and Gretel, of course) on a race against time as they battle the delightfully evil Dee Wallace as the witch. But I mean Dee Wallace runs a bakery that sells meat pies called The Gingerbread House. How great is that?
I’m been complaining lately that there haven’t been enough good-bad horror movies lately. Horror movies that aren’t exactly great but are shamelessly entertaining. The Asylum’s Hansel and Gretel completely fits the bill. Not only is this Asylum’s best work to date, it is also their most enjoyable work yet. A terrifically over-the-top performance by Dee Wallace who gets to shout lines like “EAT YOUR FUCKING DINNER!” and “I was always going to eat YOU!” seals the deal. A must watch for slasher fans. I can’t wait to dig in for seconds.
Here is the second half of our Michael Myers double feature from our resident Twitter reviewer Tim Schilling. “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” was rushed into production for release less than a year after the very successful “Halloween 4” to negative critical reception and poor box office. Is the film really a diamond in the rough or did it deserve the horrible reception it received?
Thoughts before the film:
Halloween 4 is probably my favorite sequel of the whole series. But, I haven’t seen this one in forever. Maybe that’ll change?
Thoughts while watching: 0:04 Legit, I don’t know why they just don’t chop Michael’s head off. That’ll be the end of him. 0:11 The dog better not die in this one. 0:18 Did something happen Jamie so you can’t talk or did they write that in with no reasoning? 0:21 Wah I liked you Rachel. Your death was pointless, and not even good. 0:28 Half of Halloween Resurrection was basically ripped off of this one. 0:40 I wonder how Michael learned how to drive? 0:45 That did not sound like cookie woman at all. 0:46 Oh okay you can talk again. Why? No reason. 1:01 These cops are so useless. 1:04 Boo editing. Release a movie the way it was meant to be seen. 1:12 I like how Rachel hasn’t even been mentioned since she died. She wasn’t a main character or anything. 1:24 Only this series could make a scene in a laundry vent thing last 5 minutes. At least it’s memorable. 1:24 Memorable as in this scared the crap outta me when younger. 1:25 Screw you. No reason to kill the dog. Completely pointless. 1:26 Danielle Harris is actually really good in this for being so young. She’s a scream queen at heart! 1:30 Dr. Loomis check yourself into an insane asylum.
I like how Halloween 4 and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers were connected. Similar tone, similar sets, but a different story that was a great continuation of the 4th installment, not mentioning some huge and completely random plot holes.
We are back with another tweet by tweet review from our twitter reviewer Tim Schilling. Earlier today, he reviewed “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake and now he is back taking a look at the prequel. The film did okay at the box office making $40 million on a $17 million but received harsh reviews from most critics who called it unnecessarily grisly. Does it stand up to the remake?
Thoughts before the film:
I liked the remake of TCM, a prequel of a remake is kind of interesting. #TCMTheBeginning
Thoughts while watching: 0:02 She’s having a baby you moron, she’s not dead. 0:13 So the reason behind Leatherface’s killings is cause he couldn’t work at a meat factory? 0:24 What’s with these characters and Mexico in this series? 0:27 Oh no they hit a cow and flipped over! Is 50 First Dates a spin off? 0:32 At least in the remake the sheriff didn’t kill people out of the blue for no reason. 0:45 I’m gonna cut your head off! You just keep sweet talkin me. 0:46 They eat people in the prequel, but not in the remake. What happened? Did they go vegan? 0:54 There’s no way they could have pushed that 752627 pound woman to close the door. 0:56 Leatherface and his freaking meat hooks. Forget about the chainsaw. 1:03 “tell me where the girl is!” as I cover your mouth to stop yelling. Makes sense. 1:11 Isn’t this supposed to be ‘the beginning’? So why is Leatherface know so good at… taking their faces. 1:20 Youre just mad that she found our y’all are inbred. 1:23 These movies need to be renamed to Texas Chainsaw and Jumping out of Windows Massacre. 1:28 That ending was really the only good thing of this movie.
For a prequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning was pretty pointless. It hardly gave a reason why this family is so messed up. If you look at is as as just another sequel, it’s basically the same thing as the other movies in the series. Nothing new was brought to it.
Today we bring you a brand new slasher review from our one and only twitter reviewer Tim Schilling. In the first review we bring you today, Tim will be looking at “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake. The film received mixed reviews but was a huge commercial success making over $80 million on a $10 million budget. Let’s see nine years later how well this remake holds up to the original classic.
Thoughts before the film:
The original #TexasChainsawMassacre is one of my favorite horror movies. I love the whole series too(3 is the only one I haven’t seen yet).
Thoughts while watching: 0:02 I liked the way they introduced the movie. Very different. 0:07 I want this guy’s van. They’re too freaking cool. 0:16 This old lady ain’t calling the cops. 0:22 That possum had to of been mutant or something. 0:26 This house was definitely a slave house in the past, no question. 0:31 I want pet pigs in my house! Wait I lied. 0:32 No other movie in this series could ever top seeing Leatherface for the first time like they did in the original 0:41 Oh no… Teeth. If I have nightmares about my teeth remember, I will sue. 0:45 Leatherface doesn’t give a crap about the house in every movie. It just gets destroyed all the time. 0:46 The car doesn’t start. Typical. 0:54 There weren’t any bullets in the gun, typical! 1:00 Holy crap, Leatherface is really creepy in this one when he changed faces. 1:01 At least he’s not a screeching transvestite anymore. 1:20 Going to a meat factory in a horror movie is just asking to die. 1:25 Leatherface gets messed up in this movie. 1:28 What’s with people not being able to explain what happened to them? A guy chased me with a chainsaw. Easy.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake) wasn’t that bad I don’t think. By the end it got repetitive, but I thought it was a different but good take on the simple story of the original.