The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series has spawned numerous sequels, remakes and even a prequel to the remake. Yet none of them told us what happened immediately after the terrifying conclusion of the 1974 original. Texas Chainsaw 3D begins right there, explaining the results of the first film and how that changed things in the future. Leatherface and his family are believed to be gone (this film ignores all other sequels) until, one day, a young girl finds out she’s inherited a house. In Texas. And she goes there with her friends. In a van. Yes, this is a recipe for a blood-soaked disaster.

Directed by John Luessenhop, Texas Chainsaw 3D will ring in the new year on January 4 and you can watch the first trailer now.

Head to iTunes Movie Trailers for the high definition version of the trailer, or just watch this embed.

Here’s the official plot description:

Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D 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. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family–or so they thought. Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

We’ll have much more in the film in the coming months as I was lucky enough to be on the Louisana set of the 3D film. But, until then, what do you think of the trailer?

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