As we head into the beginning of January, we prepare for a rather drastic shift in new releases from awards contenders to genre fare. The critically reviled The Devil Inside kicked off 2012, and first out of the gate in 2013 is another horror film, Texas Chainsaw 3D. A few new images from the film have landed online, giving us a couple of new looks at ol’ Leatherface. The pic is a direct sequel to the 1974 original and picks up where that film left off: a young woman has escaped the horrors of the Sawyer family and alerted authorities. The townspeople descend on the Sawyer household and burn it to the ground, seemingly putting an end to the family’s reign of terror. The story then jumps forward to present day where a young woman has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she didn’t know she had, and naturally things take a dark turn when she goes snooping around.
Hit the jump to take a look at the new images. The film stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Dan Yeager, Gunnar Hansen, and Paul Rae. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4, 2013.