Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Human skin. Severed limbs. Hammers. Bones. Chainsaws. There’s no denying that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and its terrifying character, Leatherface, have helped shape horror iconography. To celebrate Texas Chainsaw 3D, the latest film in the series and first that’s a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic, Lionsgate and Vice are celebrating that iconography by creating an online gallery of eye-catching art.
The Gallery of Horrors: Original Art & Video Inspired by Texas Chainsaw 3D is now online at Vice.com and with it comes an opportunity to see some killer art (pun intended) combining the ideas of Leatherface, Texas, 3D and much more. After the jump, check our 12 favorite posters from the gallery.
The full Gallery of Horrors is over on Vice.com. If you head there, you can see all 30 posters based on the film and if you’d like to own these posters, Lionsgate will be releasing them all as one image in the near future. For updated info, keep an eye on the Lionsgate Tumblr.
Here are our 12 favorite images from the Gallery of Horrors. Mouse over each image for the artist’s name. Which is your favorite?
For more on Texas Chainsaw 3D, read our report from the set. The film, directed by John Luessenhop, stars Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood and Tania Raymonde, opens January 4.
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