The legend of Leatherface is being pimped around once more, this time under the guise of three dimension and with ‘Massacre’ omitted from the title (a sensitive studio decision perhaps?) with Texas Chainsaw 3D.

As a little taster before you can indulge in the delights of witnessing that menacing power tool coming right atcha on the big screen, the first trailer is available to view below.

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…

This film seems to take its cue from the original, rather than the series of sequels, or the 2003 remake, or even that film’s own prequel (confused?) and revisits the horror which occurred in that titular state several decades later on from Tobe Hooper’s era-defining shocker. Not sure if that term will be applicable to this version. Enjoy:

Source: Apple