The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will open on the first weekend of 2013, giving us a great choice for our first horror film of the New Year.

Bringing back a handful of members of the original films’ cast, as well as new blood in the form of leading lady Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, White Collar), director John Luessenhop will be picking up where the first film, from way back in 1974, left off.

With a little over four months left to go until it hits theatres, Fandango have debuted a dark new poster for the film, nicely setting the tone we can look forward to.

“Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

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’s dank cellars…”

Starring alongside Daddario will be Tania Raymonde (Lost), Scott Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve), Keram Malicki-Sánchez (Punisher: War Zone), Richard Riehle (Office Space), Shaun Sipos (Final Destination 2), with Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Bill Moseley, and John Dugan returning in new and original roles having starred in the original instalments.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will be released on 4th January, 2013. For now, here’s the great new poster, which you can click to enlarge. And here’s to hoping the first trailer will be following shortly.