Texas-Chainsaw-3D-UK-Quad-PosterTexas Chainsaw 3D hits theatres this Friday, opening the first weekend of the year by rebooting one of the longest-running franchises in horror, dating back to the original 1974 cult classic.

All we’ve seen so far from the film has been promising plenty of blood, guts, and all-around horror when it lands, most recently with the latest trailer surfacing back in November. And with just days to go before its release, Lionsgate have released another great thirty-second TV spot to get us all in the mood.

“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…”

Alexandra Daddario will be taking the lead in this latest instalment, and she’ll be joined by 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.

John Luessenhop (Takers) is behind the camera, directing from a script by co-written by collaborators Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan (Conspiracy) and Kirsten Elms (Banshee), and it looks like Luessenhop has done a brilliant job rebooting the franchise.

Texas Chainsaw 3D will be released in the US this Friday, 4th January. Here in the UK, we can look forward to advanced previews on 4th and 5th January, with its wide UK release date set a little later for 9th January. For now, here’s the latest TV spot to set the mood. Enjoy.

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