The latest entry in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is due in theaters this January, and on the heels of the film’s incredibly creepy first poster, the first Leatherface-enhanced image from Texas Chainsaw 3D has now landed online. The film 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. Naturally, she discovers unspeakable horrors in the home’s underbelly, as the townspeople may not have gotten rid of the entire Sawyer family.
Hit the jump to check out the image. Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), the film stars Alexandra Daddario and Scott Eastwood. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th, 2013.