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Mama Takes Number One Spot at the Box Office

Horror is back on top at the box office in 2013.  Universal’s Mama, produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Jessica Chastain, came in at number one, grossing an estimated $28.1 million for the 3-day weekend (not counting the Martin Luther King holiday tomorrow).  The film bumped another Chastain picture, Zero Dark Thirty, from its top spot down to number two.  This is the second horror release of 2013 to open big.

Texas Chainsaw 3D Wins the Weekend

Audiences have shown there is still love out there for Leatherface.  Texas Chainsaw 3D took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, grossing $23 million.  

The direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre dethroned The Hobbit which has been tops at the box office.  The film also performed better in its opening weekend than Leatherface’s last outing in theaters, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which grossed $18.5 million in its debut.

Alexandra Daddario On the Future of the Texas Chainsaw Series

Originally posted December 19, 2012, but felt we needed to resurrect it in light of the film’s opening weekend.

When Texas Chainsaw 3D arrives in theaters January 4th, it will – if producer Carl Mazzacone has his way – kick off a series of sequels inspired by the new story arc presented in the film.  And according to Alexandra Daddario, she’s on board for the ride.

ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke with the actress yesterday in Los Angeles where she told us she is “locked in” for another round of Texas Chainsaw.

“I was really excited to be a part of the franchise and I’m grateful and be happy to do another one, it’d be great,” she said.

Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D

Texas Chainsaw 3D is the most polished, expensive Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan film I’ve ever seen.  

That could be a good thing or that could be bad thing, depending on how you look at it.  Me?  I don’t see that as, nor am I using it, as a compliment.

Like a fan film, Texas Chainsaw’s heart is in the right place and it goes through some the motions of what we’ve seen before.  It painstakingly scrutinizes the minute details of its predecessor (this entry ignores everything after Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre) to be “familiar” and “true” to the series canon.  But it’s a lunk-headed, often silly (like many fan films), effort that lacks logic and makes the crucial mistake of misfiring in its depiction of Leatherface.   It earns points for steering the series into new, potentially interesting territory, but boy, did they screw up in its execution.

Shock Video: Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz on Texas Chainsaw 3D

She has appeared in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and the indie horror film Bereavement, he’s a hit musician making his feature film debut.  Together, Alexandra Daddario and Trey Songz are taking on the legendary Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw 3D, opening in select theaters tonight at 10pm and wide tomorrow (Friday, January 4th).

ShockTillYouDrop.com sat down with the stars to discuss their involvement in the long-running horror franchise and you can find that video interview inside.

Picking up decades after the events of Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the new film finds Daddario playing a a young woman named Heather who learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion

Alexandra Daddario Talks ‘New, Unique’ Texas Chainsaw 3D

Tomorrow, I’ll be posting my one-on-two video interview with Alexandra Daddario and Trey Songz, the stars of this Friday’s release Texas Chainsaw 3D.  Shortly after that interview took place, I had a few extra minutes to pick Daddario’s brain about the film and her role in which she plays a young woman who inherits a family home only to discover that Leatherface resides there.

“I wasn’t all that familiar with the Texas Chainsaw franchise and I knew who Leatherface was, but I had never seen any of the films so I didn’t know what the meaning behind it was,” Daddario said when asked if she understood early on her character’s importance in relation to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre legacy when she first read the script.  “Watching the original film and other films and researching it, I got to understand [who my] character is and what it means to the franchise and that’s when it all became a lot more meaningful for me.”

Drayton, Grandpa & More Featured in New Texas Chainsaw 3D Photos

We haven’t seen “Grandpa” in too many press materials for Texas Chainsaw 3D, but that is remedied in a new image released for the film.  It is one of three fresh photos Lionsgate has unveiled to promote the January 4th release.  Grandpa is once again played by John Dugan, who essayed the role in Tobe Hooper’s original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  You’ll also find a better look at Bill Moseley as Drayton Sawyer and leading lady Alexandria Daddario.  Head inside for more!

Happy New Year from Leatherface, New Texas Chainsaw Preview Revealed

A new year, a new beginning, the same legend…  Lionsgate has released a new spot for Texas Chainsaw 3D; this one’s called “Happy New Year.”  You see why when you check out the video inside.  The film opens in theaters on January 4th.  For all of our coverage of this title to date, follow this link.

An International Poster for Texas Chainsaw 3D

A new international poster for Texas Chainsaw 3D is here, blending familiar artwork and art spotted in this billboard.  Head inside for a look!

The film is set decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre when a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion

Check Out This Gallery of Fan Art Inspired By Texas Chainsaw 3D

Vice and Lionsgate teamed up for a Texas Chainsaw 3D promo that’s worth bringing to your attention.  The former reached out to a variety of artists and asked them to create a piece of art inspired by our favorite chainsaw-wielding, skin mask-wearing maniac.  The result is the Gallery of Horrors which is a good place to visit if you’ve got time to spare.  There’s some solid art there, including some of our favorite selections you’ll find inside.

Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th and stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle.

Video from the Set of Texas Chainsaw 3D, See the Original Cast

A new video released by Lionsgate takes you on the set of Texas Chainsaw 3D, the sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The b-roll features a lot of the cast, but what’s interesting here is get you get a peek at “Grandpa,” once again played by John Dugan.  Other TCM vets include Gunnar Hansen and Marilyn Burns.  Check out the video inside.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion

*Updated* Texas Chainsaw 3D Billboard Offers Different Poster Art

Lionsgate has begin to populate my neighborhood with billboards for Texas Chainsaw 3D and they feature yet even more new poster art.  

I’m going to see if I can try and get a clean version as this is a bit raw.  Also, what you cannot see is that Leatherface is actually wearing what appears to be the original mask we see him in when we first meet him in Tobe Hooper’s original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  

The new film opens January 4th.  Head inside for a look.

A UK TV Spot for Texas Chainsaw 3D

Another television spot for Texas Chainsaw 3D has presented itself, this one is hailing from the UK, however.  You get it here in the States on January 4th; January 9th for those in the UK.  Take a look!

Two New Photos of the Lovely Ladies of Texas Chainsaw 3D

Two new photos from Texas Chainsaw 3D have been released giving us a better look at stars Alexandra Daddario and Tania Raymonde.

Daddario plays a young woman named Heather who learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion

Texas Chainsaw 3D Viral Gives You a Glimpse of the ‘Day of the Incident’

Lionsgate has been making the most of the Texas Chainsaw 3D Facebook page to unravel a viral image campaign. The latest pic gives you a glimpse of a police report, moreover, a snapshot that reads “Day of Incident.” With the pic comes the following: “The town of Newt, TX has blood on its hands.  Who will make them come clean?”

In the pic, you’ll get a very small look at Bill Moseley as Drayton Sawyer. Head inside for the image.

Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th and stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle. The film is not a remake but a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The 2012 – 2013 Winter Horror Movie Guide

Winter officially begins December 21st and we’re thrilled to see that the season is going to be jam-packed with horror releases!

What was once a dumping ground (some might argue it still is) for genre titles is now prime real estate (The Devil Inside raked in big bucks in its debut at the start of 2012).

ShockTillYouDrop.com breaks down the films you can expect to see later this month through March 19th, when winter concludes.  As usual, we weigh in with our thoughts on what is to come and provide you with links to photos and trailers (if available).

Use our comment boards below to sound off on what you are looking forward to!