REVIEW: Texas Chainsaw 3D

 After the first massacre in 1974, the townspeople suspected that the Sawyer family were responsible. A vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family. Decades later a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her grandmother. She decides to bring her friends along on the road trip to investigate her inheritance. On arrival she uncovers she has inherited a mansion but is yet to uncover the terrors that lurk in the basement below it.

304522-texas-chainsaw-3d

The plot has a decent background to it following after the original 1974 film, the plot develops steadily and is great for all those Texas Chainsaw Massacre fans out there however if you haven’t watched any of the films before you might get lost, but for you viewers that have seen the others in the franchise.. what a twist right?! Probably the best aspect of this movie was the characters and how they picked up from the original film, although this follows on from the 1974 original it is more modern than other adaptations for example the use of iPhone’s. Leatherface played by Dan Yeager was ultimately twisted and without a doubt handy with a chainsaw but I couldn’t help notice that he didn’t do much of the killing… I mean compared to other films of this kind it was very weak. The character that stood out for me was the character of Heather who later on finds out a horrifying secret about where she comes from, absolutely fantastic. Although I am a fan of the franchise I think I’m going to give this one a miss when it comes to DVD.

There was much speculation about the 3D aspects of the film and well they were all right. Not every film is meant for 3D and Texas 3D is a flop even if it is top of the box office. I counted one moment where it actually looked 3D, very disappointing.

Nether the less, still check it out… I’m sure you could pick it up in a bargain bin soon after DVD release!

Overall Rating: 2/5

REVIEW: Sinister

“True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where an horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn’t know. He is trying to find out more about the crime so he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some “snuff” film footage he finds in the house to help in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films, but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he), and things take a turn for theworse. Will they survive?

1352790619_1378_Sinister

The movie starts at a steady pace and continues the chilling effect throughout with Mr Boogie definitely giving it that fear factor. The movie is full of obvious sections that will make you jump (although I think its stupid and not scary in certain circumstances and films of it genre) however I must say this film did make me jump and was in fact both scary and disturbing. As the movie came to a close the plot kind of lost its way and it didn’t explain anything that happened in the previous scenes, and the ending was bad too.

The characters in the movie are really well cast and Ethan Hawke gave a very convincing performance, however I feel that it was Mr Boogie and the children of the snuff movies that really made the film for me. It’s quite surprising how a few children can make you tremble, an utterly spine chilling performance.

 I would watch this movie again, great film, however maybe not for a few months.

 Some of the shots that were used were great and were very common of  a horror/thriller like this, the snuff movie footage was good and the audio was very creepy especially the effect of the old movie player.

Overall Rating: 4/5