August 30, 2006

The Texas Chainsaw Mascara?

No, no... The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. If this is anywhere near as good as the 2003 film then I'll be happy. I know a lot of people hate the 2003 remake (starring Jessica Beil and Jonathan Tucker) but I loved it. Hadn't experienced anything like the feelings I had since The Blair Witch Project (ya know, absolute dread and wanting to crawl into a featus position). Below is the new poster for The Beginning, which is a prequel to the the sequel, which was a sort of remake of the the original but was also a sort of sequel. You follow? It's like discussing all these American remakes of Japanese movies. "The Ring Two is the sequal to the original remake of Ringu, but isn't a remake of the original sequal even though they were both directed by the same man."

...yeah. I know. It's getting (gotten?) quite ridiculous.


Ali said...

This is getting out of hand. I have no desire to witness the birth of Leatherface, I am perfectly fine being left in the dark about that one. He's scarier in his mystery; once you deconstruct him, you kill the freakiness factor.

It's like the treatment of Willy Wonka in the Burton update last year. I had no desire to understand the absurdity of his behavior rooted in some childhood daddy trauma. Lame!

Ditto the origin of the Oompa Loompas.

Kamikaze Camel said...

true, true...

...but then I always come back to the fact that it's a man with a chainsaw chasing around pretty people. And i just can't ignore that.