Some things just never end (even when they should). It’s been long-rumored, but now The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D has finally materailized, as evidenced by the trailer for this continuation of the franchise.

With this latest installment, it’s Lionsgate and Millennium Films (the studios behind The Expendables) pushing for this unnecessary revisit to the classic horror franchise – instead of Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. The “story” revolves around a girl named Heather, who unexpectedly inherits a large house out in the country and travels there with friends to investigate her reward. But when they get there, it quickly becomes apparent that the house has a dark and evil history – one that is not yet done being written… in their blood.


Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D provides us with fresh meat in the form of Percy Jackson star Alexandra Daddario in the lead role as Heather, alongside Tania Raymonde (Alex on Lost), Scott Eastwood (Clint Eastwood’s son), Shaun Sipos (star of the new Melrose Place) and pop-R&B singer Trey Songz. Horror movie icons like Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface) and Bill Moseley (Army of Darkness, Halloween (2007), Repo! The Genetic Opera, Grindhouse) make appearances – while newcomer Dan Yeager suits up to play the chainsaw-wielding maniac this time around.

This trailer is really just a teaser of the gore and horror that will be literally coming at us in 3D; something tells that director John Luessenhop (Takers) is going to use the stereoscopic format in full celebration of kitschy B-movie gimmickry, rather than trying to use it in any especially artistic or immersive manner. For fans of films like Piranha 3D or the Resident Evil franchise (in 3D), this should be another fun film entry for you.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will cut into theaters on January 4, 2013.

Source: Lionsgate (via Apple)