Exclusive Clip from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Goes Behind the Famous Hook Scene

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the most formative films from my childhood.  I of course didn’t get to see it until I was in my early teens, but the box was always taunting me from the shelf of my local Blockbuster, “I dare you to watch this.”  Once I watched, I wasn’t disappointed.  And the film still holds up wonderfully today.  When you break it down it’s actually far less gory than its title implies, but it’s shot in such a visceral manner that you think you’re seeing things you actually aren’t. Even if director Tobe Hooper never made another film (and he’s made several great ones since), his mark on cinema history would have been complete.

Dark Sky Films has done a truly stunning job on the 4K restoration of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for its 40th Anniversary Release.  Their Blu-ray also has a bevy of bonus features, including a through making-of documentary.  The clip we’re sharing with you today comes from that doc and explores the famous meat-hook scene.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Millennium Films Moves Forward with TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Sequel

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I guess this was fairly inevitable.  Coming off the opening weekend box office success of the sequel Texas Chainsaw 3D, Millennium Films is now moving forward with a follow-up film.  The news was first reported by Bloody Disgusting, and Deadline now confirms that production on the untitled sequel is set to get underway later this year in Louisiana.  Producer Carl Mazzocone and executive producers Mark Burg, Avi Lerner, Tobe Hooper, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman, and Christa Campbell will all return.

Despite scathing reviews, Texas Chainsaw 3D bested the likes of The Hobbit and Django Unchained to land the number one spot at the box office last weekend with $23 million.  BD’s report notes that the producers have acquired the rights to make up to 7 Texas Chainsaw sequels, so depending on how further installments fare, Leatherface may be sticking around for some time to come.

Collider Goes to the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow Screening of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

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When I heard that the Alamo Drafthouse would be honoring the state of Texas with this year’s Rolling Roadshow screenings, I was delighted:  this meant that all of this summer’s Rolling Roadshow events would be happening right in my own backyard.  And when I learned that one of the first shows on the Rolling Roadshow schedule was a screening of the horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre– screening right next door to the house where Tobe Hooper filmed his masterpiece nearly four decades ago– I just about wet my pants in excitement.  Turns out, I was right to be excited: as usual, the Drafthouse throws a helluva party. Read on for our report from the frontlines of this weekend’s awesome Texas Chainsaw Massacre screening, after the jump.

Tobe Hooper to Direct Arabian Horror Flick DJINN [Updated]

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Tobe Hooper (1974′s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is set to direct the Arabian horror film Djinn.  David Tully penned the script which “young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to malevolent beings known as Djinn.”  This is why you should never feel silly to ask a realtor about the “Djinn situation.”

Imagenation Abu Dhabi will produce and that shooting is scheduled to begin in the United Arab Emirates this March.  Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja will work with Hooper as a “cultural consultant” and train with him as she prepares to direct her own feature length horror film.  Hooper’s last feature film was 2005′s Mortuary.  [Update: You can now check out the full press release after the jump.]

POLTERGEIST Remake to Hit Theatres in November 2010

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They’re here…It seems there’s some forward momentum on MGM’s remake of Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper’s 1982 haunting classic, “Poltergeist”. “House of Sand and Fog” director Vadim Perelman is slated to direct a script by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, which tells the tale of a suburban family beset by ghouls, ghosts, and little-girl-eating-televisions after finding out their home was built over sacred burial lands. The clown scene alone makes me wonder if it’s possible to top the original. Read on for musings on death, the afterlife, and scary-as-hell living dolls after the jump.

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