Missed Opportunities: ‘The Carnival Scene’ From ‘Texas Chainsaw’ (2013)

Upon seeing the underwhelming trailer for the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie that’s coming out this month on Netflix, it got me to thinking that maybe I had been too hard on some of the franchise’s previous sequel/reboot efforts. So I took Texas Chainsaw from 2013 for another spin and the impression it left me with (besides Alexandra Daddario having an amazing shirt), was that the carnival scene was such a wasted opportunity! Gadzooks!

Now, I will say that this scene gave me a smile and a chuckle (kind of like Jason Voorhees walking around New York for all but 15 minutes) – but they could have done so much more, and there should have been so much more chainsaw carnage! And I’m sorry – but who dropped the ball on letting Leatherface take a quick break and play a carnival game?? Wasted opportunity. And who are the ad wizards that came up with him NOT riding the Ferris wheel?? Another wasted opportunity.

I guess the ridiculous chainsaw throw at the end was alright, until Leatherface scurried into the woods like a scared possum. But I digress. How about Alexandra Daddario’s shirt though? In any event, be sure to check out the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix starting February 18th. Carnival most likely not included this time.

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