Screen Junkies » Texas Chainsaw Massacre http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:31:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Wanna Know How ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface Came To Be? There’s A Prequel For That http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wanna-know-how-texas-chainsaw-massacres-leatherface-came-to-be-theres-a-prequel-for-that/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wanna-know-how-texas-chainsaw-massacres-leatherface-came-to-be-theres-a-prequel-for-that/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:40:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264224 Did he start with a saw, then invest in a chainsaw?

The post Wanna Know How ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface Came To Be? There’s A Prequel For That appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
People rarely ask, “Why?” in horror movies. And they probably should. Some pretty crazy shit goes down at in these types of films, and we normally aren’t exposed to the motives of the killers or villains until far later in the canon.

Better late than never, say the producers of Leatherface, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel that will let us know how a little Leatherboy in 1970′s Texas became a LeatherMAN. And also why he’s running around killing these guys with a chainsaw.

What does this mean for the timeline of the franchise? Nobody could figure that one out. This thing has been spun and sequeled and rebooted so much that the timeline looks like a spider web. Let’s just pretend it’s a standalone prequel, beholden to nothing.

(The Wrap)

The post Wanna Know How ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface Came To Be? There’s A Prequel For That appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wanna-know-how-texas-chainsaw-massacres-leatherface-came-to-be-theres-a-prequel-for-that/feed/ 0
There’s More Story To Tell: ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Sequel In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-more-story-to-tell-texas-chainsaw-3d-sequel-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-more-story-to-tell-texas-chainsaw-3d-sequel-in-the-works/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:11:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252702 The young ladies love some Leatherface.

The post There’s More Story To Tell: ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Sequel In The Works appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Leatherface‘s return to the theater this weekend surpassed expectations by taking the number spot with a haul of $23 million. Which means, another sequel will soon be on the way.

The real story, however, is how well the film was attended by the ladies. The audience was 52 percent female and 64 percent under 25 year-of-age. Lionsgate is reporting that a third of those young girls stated that they were there to see singer Trey Songz try his hand at acting. Horror films are notoriously cheap to produce and when they hit with audiences, it leads to profits larger than anticipated. It only makes sense to revisit the franchise. There aren’t any plot details for the sequel yet but it will likely involve running and chainsaws and maybe Ne-Yo this time around. (Box Office Mojo)

 

The post There’s More Story To Tell: ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Sequel In The Works appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-more-story-to-tell-texas-chainsaw-3d-sequel-in-the-works/feed/ 0
7 Sequels Of Remakes Hollywood Felt Were Necessary http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-sequels-of-remakes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-sequels-of-remakes/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 22:12:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244859 An unnecessary article discussing unnecessary films. Perfect.

The post 7 Sequels Of Remakes Hollywood Felt Were Necessary appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The Karate Kid 2 project is underway, so don’t worry, Jaden Smith will finally get that money he needs to hire a 17th landscaper for his Bahamian island. That pseudo-neccesity, coupled with the inability of a studio to say “no” to follow-up on any film that ends in the black, means that not only are we seeing an unnecessary sequel, but rather an unnecessary sequel of an unnecessary remake, which means that this film is really, really, really unnecessary.

And this convention is more common than we would like to believe, with many films, just churning out sequels of remakes left, right, and sideways, confusing future generations who should go through life knowing that the first Karate Kid with Ralph Macchio was the good one, the second one was pretty good, the third one sucked, and the first reboot, with Hilary Swank, was inconclusive because nobody saw it.

What we did was assemble a list of bastard children, sequels of remakes and remakes of sequels. We tried to ignore franchises that were being rebooted, so Batman, Spider-Man and other superhero movies needn’t apply. Of course, the whole thing is pretty arbitrary and convoluted, much like the concept of tacking on a sequel to a remake.

Father of the Bride 2

Many will be just tickled to know that the 1991 Steve Martin film Father of the Bride was a remake of a 1950 Spencer Tracy film of the same name. Of course, the 1991 version was charming and funny enough to stand on its own, so people often don’t feel compelled to ask, “Why did this movie come into existence?”

Not the case with 1995’s Father of the Bride Part II, which takes all that adorable wedding stuff and dumps it in baby-land. Further, the film has Martin Short’s Franc returning like a catchphrase character on Saturday Night Live, completely eradicating any goodwill garnered in the first.

Yay for sequels of remakes!

Ocean’s Twelve (and Thirteen)

Not content to leave well enough alone, the all-star cast and crew of the 2001 Ocean’s Eleven remake had such a good time hanging out together and being rich and famous that they got the band back together not once, but twice. The follow-up Ocean’s Twelve was a misguided attempt to mire a decent plot in gimmicks and European style, while Ocean’s Thirteen was just terrible across the board.

But I bet they had a great time shooting them, and isn’t that what great filmmaking is all about? Having fun, regardless of the finished product? Yeah. It totally is.

The post 7 Sequels Of Remakes Hollywood Felt Were Necessary appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-sequels-of-remakes/feed/ 0 father of the bride bank-thief-oceans-12