THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE/TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D DOUBLE FEATURE
|Director||Tobe Hooper/John Luessenhop|
|Starring||Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Gunnar Hansen, Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
TOBE HOOPER, DIRECTOR-WRITER-PRODUCER OF THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, LIVE IN PERSON!
Prepare to have your face ripped off! The Alamo Drafthouse and Lionsgate are proud to present a monumentally awesome evening for all generations of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE fans -- a double feature screening of the original THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in 35mm and its first-ever direct sequel, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D! With Tobe Hooper in attendance!
In 1974, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE was released. Five kids. A Volkswagen van. And the inhuman, cannibalistic Sawyer family. To the landscape of horror cinema, this was pretty much the equivalent of God floating down to earth, erasing all forms of disease, and incinerating white people with cornrows. In other words, TCM changed everything and made the world better. The film terrorized a bazillion people through subtlety, simplicity, and a beautifully ragged D.I.Y. aesthetic. With cross-dressing, schizo-maniac Leatherface as their mascot, Tobe Hooper and friends launched one of the longest-running and most controversial horror franchises of all time. That impact has never been lost.
After four decades of semi-sequels, requels, and reboots, the franchise returns with TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, the first-ever direct sequel to the original film. TC3D gets down to what really counts. There's no attempt at irony. No smug self-awareness. This is Leatherface in all his glory -- hacking, chopping, and sawing everything that gets in his path, while opening up a new world of possibilities for the infamous Sawyer family. This film isn't another re-imagining. It's a reason to throw up your fists and rejoice. With Tobe Hooper's approval and appearances from original series cast members Marilyn Burns ("Sally" from TCM), Bill Moseley ("Choptop" from TCM2), and Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface!), this is the one that gets it right. (Joseph A. Ziemba)
TC3D directed by John Luessenhop (TAKERS); screenplay by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms; story by Stephen Susco and Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan; based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper. Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout.
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
*Q&A speakers subject to availability. Showtimes and other screening details are subject to change. The motion pictures have been rated R and any attendee under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.