With the soothing strains of Mark Lanegan‘s “The Beast In Me” playing, the trailer for “Texas Chainsaw 3D” opens with a young woman in sexy lingerie just casually changing her clothes in the backseat of a van. Well, you gotta hand it to the marketing gurus at Millenium Entertainment — they sure know who to grab the eyeballs of anyone who couldn’t care less about another entry into this franchise.
As for the rest? It’s your boilerplate, half-baked sequel, side-quel whatever who cares. Alexandra Daddario is the Jessica Biel of this one, playing Heather who goes to Texas to collect an inheritance from her grandma. But instead of a sleazy lawyer gouging her, it’s a chainsaw-wielding nutjob. Blood and body parts presumably go flying.
A bunch of random people we don’t recognize round out the cast, with “Takers” helmer John Luessenhop directing. In other words, this was made on a very small budget. “Texas Chainsaw 3D” opens on January 4th.