January 4th is almost upon us. And I could really care less honestly. That’s the day that the next chapter in the Leatherface saga begins and my anticipation couldn’t be any lower. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s in 3D that turns me off? Or maybe because every trailer or clip I’ve seen reminds of something that should be going straight to DVD? Texas Chainsaw 3D has gotten a “ringing” endorsement from original TCM director, Tobe Hooper, that has appeared on numerous ads and posters. It seems awfully forced though, so I continue to sit here typing this post without the slightest bit of horror-filled giddiness, and I almost feel guilty for it.
Incredible is a strong word to use by the way Tobe. Careful with that. I suppose I should be a little gung-ho though that this new incarnation sports cameos from past TCM alums such as Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, and Bill Moseley….but for right now anyway, it’s just not enough. God this is depressing. But here’s the thing. I like having lowered expectations when it comes to movies, and especially when it comes to horror movies. So maybe this is a good thing? Yeah, yeah – and maybe after I leave the theatre I’ll be literally shaking from the amazing movie experience I just had! (inspirational music inserted here) Yeah! And then I’ll have faith in the TCM franchise again and happily bring on any and all upcoming sequels, prequels, or reboots! Yeah!!! Ok – I’m feeling better about this! More exclamation points!!!!!!!!!
Oh who am I kidding, this shit’s gonna suck.