Leatherface lives! And what better day than Halloween to unmask his latest romp in all its gory glory?
In the upcoming “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” a sequel to the 1974 Tobe Hooper-directed “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” everyone’s favorite power-tool-wielding killer is back, stalking a whole new generation. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos and Trey Songz, the slasher pic will hit theaters January 4, 2013.
MTV News got to witness, firsthand, all the thrills and chills during a visit to the Shreveport, Louisiana, set last year, where Daddario explained how the new flick fits within the established Leatherface canon.
“This one is a sequel to the original. I think it’s a different kind of film than the original, but as far as the stories and the characters, there are a lot of references to the original, so I think fans of the original will sort of get a kick out of a lot of those references,” she explained.
“It sort of starts off — it shows a sequence of flashbacks that is the direct continuation of the way the movie ended in the first one,” Raymonde added. The film then pushes forward to present day, in which Daddario’s character, along with several friends, returns to her grandmother’s Texas home to collect her inheritance. One companion along for the ride is singer Trey Songz, in his debut lead acting role.
“The cast has been great in helping me as a new actor just with whatever skills they use or whatever methods they use — how to navigate in certain situations,” Songz enthused in between takes. “It’s been great working with these guys because they’ve been doing it for a while although they’re still young and very fresh faces. They’ve been very helpful.”
Of course, some have been more, er, helpful than others.
“Some moments that will standout for me? Uh, well the day before yesterday I got to make out with Alexandra Daddario. That was heaven on earth,” Songz said with a big grin.
But ooey-gooey romance will take a backseat to the gorefest horror audiences have come to expect from the man behind the mask.
“It’s just like a really frickin’ scary movie,” Raymonde promised. “Some dude in a mask made of human skin chasing you with a chainsaw? That’s scary to anyone — that’s scary to people who’ve seen the original, and it’s scary to people who’ve never heard of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ So I think it’s universally going to freak people out.”