There’s a few viral images out there from Texas Chainsaw 3D, which 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.
Included are a newspaper clipping that ties the events of the first film to this sequel, and a simulated artist’s rendering of some gloves that Ed Gein – the real-life serial killer inspiration behind Leatherface – fashioned out of human skin. There’s also a look at an apparently forbidden evidence box.
In theaters January 4, 2013, the slasher is being directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms. Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Bill Moseley, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Paul Rae, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Ritchie Montgomery, Trey Songz, Marilyn Burns (The original final girl), Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry and Richard Riehle star. It’s been rated “R” by the MPAA for “strong, grisly violence and language throughout.”
The original film was the scariest film I had ever seen as a child, but I think after seeing all of the sequels and remakes I'm not too excited to see this new film. Plus, these viral images are pretty boring. My Sidney Prescott tumblr is better than this crap! What are you favorite viral marketing campaigns for horror movies? I really liked when The Ring (2002) sent out the cursed videos on VHS.