In the spirit of the Halloween season, last night I watched The Cabin in the Woods again for the first time since catching it in theaters back in April. After a second viewing, my feelings on the film haven’t really changed. I love it. I love it with the passion of an army of “Mermen”. It’s just a brilliant blend of satire, horror and comedy and I’ll argue all day/all night with anyone who tells me differently (in all fairness, it’s okay if you don’t like the movie…you’re wrong, but it’s okay). If you’re like me and enjoy taking in horror classics around good ol’ All Hallows’ Eve, I ask that you do yourself a favor and include The Cabin in the Woods in your classic programming slate. You’ll either (A) love it or (B) have the opportunity to argue with me all day/all night. It’s a win-win.
With my Halloween viewing recommendation in hand, I’ll now present to you this week’s edition of our Top 5. In this week’s iteration is our coverage of New York Comic-Con 2012, yours truly’s Texas Chainsaw 3D set visit, Wally Pfister using the words “appalling” and The Avengers in the same sentence and all hell breaking loose shortly thereafter, the first teaser trailer for director Kimberly Peirce‘s Carrie remake, and Hugo Weaving vs. Transformers. A brief recap and link to each patiently awaits your attention after the jump.
Anytime you have the opportunity to sit down with Leatherface himself in full, bloody costume (save for the mask & chainsaw) on the set of a Texas Chainsaw movie it’s a pretty good day. That’s exactly the situation I found myself in last August while visiting the Louisiana set of Texas Chainsaw 3D. The man behind the mask, Dan Yeager, is physically imposing to say the least. Even now, I’m having a hard time believing that the clean cut guy pictured above is the same blood/dirt covered man I met over a year ago.
All of this in mind, Yeager was undoubtedly a great interview. Soft-spoken, eloquent, and personable, he is the antithesis of everything his chainsaw-wielding character embodies. During the sit down, Yeager covered a range of topics including how he initially landed the iconic role, the undeniable power associated with wearing the mask, the influence Gunnar Hansen‘s original performance has on his own, avoiding his fellow cast mates when the cameras aren’t rolling, and more. Hit the jump for the full interview.
The first trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D has been released. Fans of the franchise will probably be happy as they look to get exactly what they expect from this new installment. The trailer is quick to establish who is probably going to be the first to die (a half-naked girl who appears to enjoy drugs), but doesn’t do much else to establish why this film was warranted. Expect a lot of chainsaw-centric 3D gimmicks and a rehashing of the original storyline. If that’s all you’re really looking for in a Texas Chainsaw movie, this trailer should be enough to whet your appetite.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), the film stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Dan Yeager, and Scott Eastwood. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th, 2013.
Lionsgate has announced the full cast for director John Luessonhop’s (Takers) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Joining Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, and Scott Eastwood in the pic is a slew of names including: Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Keram Malicki-Sanchez (Punisher: War Zone), Shaun Sipos (Final Destination 2), and R&B artist Trey Songz. Per the press release, the film will also feature a handful of throwback appearances with the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, set to make a cameo and original lead Marilyn Burns and John Dugan appearing in the pic as well. Burns will play the role of Verna Carson whereas Dugan will be reprising his timelessly creepy turn as Grandfather.
As for the iconic role of Leatherface, Lionsgate has tapped newcomer Dan Yeager who earned the part after a chance meeting with Luessenhop (talk about good timing). For more on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, check out the official press release after the jump. The film has begun principal photography in Shreveport, Louisiana with an October 5th, 2012 theatrical release in mind.