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2013-01-06 03:13:22 PM  
The preview I saw(trapped in a barn?) managed to make being pursued by a maniac with a chainsaw look really boring.
 
2013-01-06 05:24:41 PM  
Well it is January. We're going to get shiat until May. Maybe April if we're lucky.
 
2013-01-06 05:56:27 PM  
22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?
 
2013-01-06 05:56:55 PM  
Read an article in EW saying that the creators of this one basically want to recreate the "Saw" franchise. So expect another sequel in about 8 months.
 
2013-01-06 05:58:36 PM  
Texas Chainsaw should take a cue from Jason and maybe send Leatherface to Manhattan, hell or space
then he can fight Freddy and Jason
 
2013-01-06 06:01:56 PM  
Nothing could top the Tobe Hooper classic. Bonus: Dan Fielding from Night Court narrated it.
 
2013-01-06 06:06:41 PM  

Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?


Alcohol?

Really, another Texas Chainsaw? Hasn't the topic been explored enough? Hellraiser, that's a series that needs revisiting.
 
2013-01-06 06:12:24 PM  
Why do they keep remaking this shiatty movie? The first one was a complete snoozefest, and they've just gotten worse every time they remake/reboot the damn thing.
 
2013-01-06 06:13:40 PM  
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-01-06 06:17:09 PM  
Spoilers, if anyone even cares.

I saw (heh heh) it yesterday. It was cool to see clips from the original movie converted into 3D, and I was down with the concept for an alternate version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, but the rest of the movie pretty much sucked. They didn't treat it as a joke, so that was cool. And they had Bill Moseley (who was Chop-Top in Part 2) playing the Cook, and the original guy who played Grandpa reprising his role. But they both get killed off immediately. Cameos by Gunnar Hansen and Marilyn Burns are kinda cool to see but ultimately disappointing too. The rest of the movie takes place in the present day (which makes the teens in the movie in their late thirties) and the plot is lifted almost entirely from the Halloween movies. And Trey Songz gets killed in a car crash.

But it made a lot of money, so there will be more.
 
2013-01-06 06:17:53 PM  
I remember going to a drive in when the original Texas Chainsaw Masacure was showing. For those off you wondering, a drive in, was where you would go to pretend to watch a movie from your car. But instead, you would have sex in the backseat of a large fuel inefficient car. But that was OK because gas was like 40 cents a gallon.

I never did see that movie...
 
2013-01-06 06:19:02 PM  
I was expecting utter crap, it was better than that.

I liked the way they tied to the original, ignoring all the sequels.

That being said, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a twisted insane masterpiece.

3 had the cool chrome giant saw with 'The Saw is Family' engraved on it, and propelled the career of Vigo Mortenssen....

The 4th should be forgotten. There was no 4th.

The remake from 2003 had many good close up shots of Jessica Biel's ass in tight jeans.

The sequel to that one...I can't honestly say I remember anything about....
 
2013-01-06 06:22:31 PM  

AaronSynn: 3 had the cool chrome giant saw with 'The Saw is Family' engraved on it,


Now THAT should've been kept.
 
2013-01-06 06:27:32 PM  
If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.
 
2013-01-06 06:29:23 PM  

Trollin4Colon: If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.


Did enjoy Sinister quite a bit.
 
2013-01-06 06:59:29 PM  

Trollin4Colon: If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.


Sinister was pretty good. I'm looking forward to Mama. The Evil Dead remake looks like it could go either way.
 
2013-01-06 07:15:16 PM  

MagSeven: Trollin4Colon: If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.

Sinister was pretty good. I'm looking forward to Mama. The Evil Dead remake looks like it could go either way.


Sinister was OK but I thought that The Possession was a better movie.
 
2013-01-06 07:17:57 PM  

Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?


It's an established franchise with a built in fanbase. There really was no question as to whether it would have a good opening weekend. It's just like how the new Star Trek movie might suck, but I'll guarantee it will sell at least $75 million worth of tickets on opening weekend.

Couple that with the fact that it is a 90 minute movie, while numbers 2, 3, and 4 on the list clock in at nearly 3 hours. That means TCM got twice as many showings per day and the potential to sell twice as many tickets.

It's also the only new movie on the list, since the others have been out nearly 2 weeks. Many people who saw TCM had already seen the others on the list.

It's not some indictment on American culture, it's just math. It'll drop off the map by next week, and there probably will be a sequel. That's the circle of life for horror movies.
 
2013-01-06 07:19:08 PM  

Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?


From a similar story on Boxofficemojo:

"The audience was 52 percent female and 64 percent under 25 year-of-age. Lionsgate is reporting that one in three of those younger attendees stated that a primary reason for their attendance was singer Trey Songz's starring role."

Apparently the quality of the film was not relevant.

/doesn't know what a Trey Songz is
 
2013-01-06 07:24:57 PM  
I'll watch three hours of Jar-Jar Binks, the screaming woman from "Temple of Doom", Bella, and Scrappy-Doo dance the Macarena before I subject myself to any chainsaw massacres.
 
2013-01-06 07:31:52 PM  

Ravijn: MagSeven: Trollin4Colon: If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.

Sinister was pretty good. I'm looking forward to Mama. The Evil Dead remake looks like it could go either way.

Sinister was OK but I thought that The Possession was a better movie.


I'll have to check that out.
 
2013-01-06 07:37:58 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?

From a similar story on Boxofficemojo:

"The audience was 52 percent female and 64 percent under 25 year-of-age. Lionsgate is reporting that one in three of those younger attendees stated that a primary reason for their attendance was singer Trey Songz's starring role."

Apparently the quality of the film was not relevant.

/doesn't know what a Trey Songz is


Trey Songz is married to Alicia Keys.
 
2013-01-06 07:52:16 PM  
The Possession is ok. Its pretty much the exorcist, but if thats the type of thing that scares you, its a 1000xs better than The Devil Inside or *Shudder* The Last Exorcism.

//Never heard so many boos at a movie. The midnight release crowd at "The Last Exorcism" was not pleased and neither was I.
 
2013-01-06 07:52:53 PM  

MagSeven: Trollin4Colon: If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.

Sinister was pretty good. I'm looking forward to Mama. The Evil Dead remake looks like it could go either way.


I wonder just how they're gonna do the tree scene.

THAT tree scene.
 
2013-01-06 07:55:42 PM  
I saw The Impossible this weekend. Super good. One of the best movies I've ever seen. Really powerful stuff.
 
2013-01-06 07:57:15 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: I'll watch three hours of Jar-Jar Binks, the screaming woman from "Temple of Doom", Bella, and Scrappy-Doo dance the Macarena before I subject myself to any chainsaw massacres.


Bella? That's taking it a little too far.
 
2013-01-06 08:13:04 PM  

MagSeven: Sinister was pretty good. I'm looking forward to Mama. The Evil Dead remake looks like it could go either way.


Looks like they went alllllllllll out with blood and gore for the remake of The Evil Dead, sheeeeeeit.

Ravijn: Sinister was OK but I thought that The Possession was a better movie.


Disagree, thought Sinister was solid while The Possession was pretty terrible.

Trollin4Colon: its a 1000xs better than The Devil Inside or *Shudder* The Last Exorcism.


Liked The Last Exorcism, personally.  The Devil Inside, now THAT is a movie for which I have never heard more boos.  Genuinely angry boos at that.
 
2013-01-06 08:21:26 PM  

Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?


You hit the nail on the head.
 
2013-01-06 08:31:02 PM  
The Hobbit was beautiful to look at, and I really liked the beginning and the interaction with Gandalf and Saruman, but the rest felt a little too George Lucasy to me.
 
2013-01-06 08:32:35 PM  

Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?


Peter Jackson's multi-gazillion dollar  The Hobbit is getting %65 compared to his 1989 lowbrow, low-budget classic  Bad Taste, which gets a %68.

"I'm a Derek. Derek's don't run."
 
2013-01-06 09:02:05 PM  

Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?


Like The Hobbit, right?

The Hobbit sucked.
 
2013-01-06 09:08:20 PM  
I saw the Hobbit a second time instead. I know some people didn't enjoy it, but I loved the film. Bilbo is perfect casting, and Thorin is friggin' awesome, and, unlike LotR, he's not a goody-two-shoes while being so. I already can't stand the wait for the next two movies now.

Les Miz was alright...I would like to see Django eventually.
 
2013-01-06 09:15:20 PM  
It's new, it's a slasher flick, and young and stupid kids who aren't staying away from theaters due to being in holiday debt aren't into good movies 99% of the time.  Any other reasons you want for why it did well?

\seriously, it's a movie that's been driven into the friggin' ground already, almost as much as the Big 3 but without any reason to
\\also, headline fails for not using the proper "hobbitses"
 
2013-01-06 09:21:55 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Carth: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. Why would people go see this crap when there are so many better movies available?

Like The Hobbit, right?

The Hobbit sucked.


An aggregate rating of professional critics and viewer disagree with you. It is cool you didn't like it, but realize you're in the minority.
 
2013-01-06 09:31:36 PM  
The Hobbit sucked, Les Misérables sucked, most of the shared audience between Django and Texas Chainsaw have already seen Django and apparently one of the leads is a popular rapper. Why is anybody surprised?
 
2013-01-06 09:32:17 PM  

robsul82:

Trollin4Colon: its a 1000xs better than The Devil Inside or *Shudder* The Last Exorcism.

Liked The Last Exorcism, personally.  The Devil Inside, now THAT is a movie for which I have never heard more boos.  Genuinely angry boos at that.


Yeah I have run in to a lot of people who actually liked it, but as we were stepping in to the theater I noticed the "PG-13" on the poster and knew I was going to be bored to tears(They kept the rating hidden until the day of release so I already felt cheated).

I personally thought "The Possession" kinda sucked too but as far as the genre goes, It's at least competent. So like I said, if someone is in to that type of movie, they'll prob find some enjoyment out of it.

On another note, for anyone with netflix who wants good horror to watch (or at least original, if not exactly good) and don't want to sift through the wasteland, check these out.

Black Death
Tucker and Dale vs. evil
The Pact
The Snowtown Murders
Lo
Pontypool
The Innkeepers
Grave Encounters
The Shrine (Skip the first 20 mins)
V/H/S
The Theater Bizzarre.
The Woman
I Sell The Dead
Lovely Molly
Yellow Brick Road (Resign yourself to the fact that the movie is not going to make any sense and its still pretty good)
Dreamhome (The only slasher based on the mortgage crisis.)
Chop
S&man
 
2013-01-06 09:37:29 PM  

stoli n coke: It's also the only new movie on the list, since the others have been out nearly 2 weeks. Many people who saw TCM had already seen the others on the list.

It's not some indictment on American culture, it's just math.



Wait, are there really people out there that go out to the movies every freaking weekend? And will go see just about anything just for the sake of going? I think that right there is your indictment of American culture.

Pay 10 bucks to go sit surrounded by a bunch of noisy assholes and watch 5 minutes of commercials before they even start the farking previews... doing that every week seems like straight masochism to me. Maybe I'm just getting old.
 
2013-01-06 09:46:05 PM  

Neondistraction: stoli n coke: It's also the only new movie on the list, since the others have been out nearly 2 weeks. Many people who saw TCM had already seen the others on the list.

It's not some indictment on American culture, it's just math.


Wait, are there really people out there that go out to the movies every freaking weekend? And will go see just about anything just for the sake of going? I think that right there is your indictment of American culture.

Pay 10 bucks to go sit surrounded by a bunch of noisy assholes and watch 5 minutes of commercials before they even start the farking previews... doing that every week seems like straight masochism to me. Maybe I'm just getting old.


Yes, there are groups like that. They're called teenagers and college students. They don't have much money, can't get in to a lot of bars and clubs, and need a relatively inexpensive thing to take a date to on a Friday night.

That's why they are the group 99% of movies are marketed to.
 
2013-01-06 09:47:46 PM  
You have to check out the red band trailer for the Evil Dead. It looks amazing.

Evil Dead

you can check it out there
 
2013-01-06 09:48:13 PM  

Carth: An aggregate rating of professional critics and viewer disagree with you. It is cool you didn't like it, but realize you're in the minority.


65% Fresh

Wow, what a masterpiece.
 
2013-01-06 09:58:52 PM  

Trollin4Colon: The Innkeepers


Damn straight on that one. You could take out all the horror and it's still a damn good workplace comedy.
 
2013-01-06 10:01:24 PM  

Jizz Master Zero: The Hobbit sucked, Les Misérables sucked, most of the shared audience between Django and Texas Chainsaw have already seen Django and apparently one of the leads is a popular rapper. Why is anybody surprised?


Someone whose Fark handle is an Orgasmo reference really has no place criticizing movies.
 
2013-01-06 10:18:33 PM  
I thought The Hobbit dragged like $500M?
 
2013-01-06 10:19:18 PM  
The only reason I would see TCM:

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2013-01-06 10:27:56 PM  
That Evil Dead trailer looks really good. I can't say I can remember a trailer that has me creeped out in a long while.

/ cut it! cut it!
 
2013-01-06 10:31:30 PM  

I created this alt just for this thread: Jizz Master Zero: The Hobbit sucked, Les Misérables sucked, most of the shared audience between Django and Texas Chainsaw have already seen Django and apparently one of the leads is a popular rapper. Why is anybody surprised?

Someone whose Fark handle is an Orgasmo reference really has no place criticizing movies.


You sound butthurt.
 
2013-01-06 10:37:46 PM  

zekeburger: The only reason I would see TCM:

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She's hot, but her eyes freak me out.
 
2013-01-06 10:54:06 PM  

Trollin4Colon: On another note, for anyone with netflix who wants good horror to watch (or at least original, if not exactly good) and don't want to sift through the wasteland, check these out.

Black Death
Tucker and Dale vs. evil
The Pact
The Snowtown Murders
Lo
Pontypool
The Innkeepers
Grave Encounters
The Shrine (Skip the first 20 mins)
V/H/S
The Theater Bizzarre.
The Woman
I Sell The Dead
Lovely Molly
Yellow Brick Road (Resign yourself to the fact that the movie is not going to make any sense and its still pretty good)
Dreamhome (The only slasher based on the mortgage crisis.)
Chop
S&man


Also:

Monsters
The Caller
Absentia
The Devil's Rock
Session 9
The House of the Devil
The Skeptic
Stake Land
 
2013-01-06 11:02:42 PM  

Trollin4Colon: If people were smart, they would go watch Sinister instead of this remake garbage.

Sinister wasn't revolutionary but for a big screen horror movie it was damn good flick and I can bet money its better than this.


RUN, COWARD
 
2013-01-06 11:16:36 PM  

AeAe: That Evil Dead trailer looks really good. I can't say I can remember a trailer that has me creeped out in a long while.

/ cut it! cut it!


I really wanted to hate it, but I'm actually excited to see it after the newest trailer.

zekeburger: The only reason I would see TCM:


The ways they tried to keep her in as little clothing as possible without going full topless were hilarious. First the shirt that was loose enough at the bottom for underboob, but tight enough at the top for cleavage, and the button-down! Oh god, the button-down! She gets away from Leatherface and her shirt is covered in blood. A cop offers her a button-down shirt from lost-and-found that, in her next scene, is perfectly form-fitting and buttoned in the only two spots that keep her breasts in, but leaving plenty of cleavage, underboob and belly shots available. I guess when running from a chainsaw-weilding maniac, you need to stay sexy? Don't even get me started on the scene in the slaughterhouse. Shirt completely unbuttoned and opened to the point where the nipples would easily slip out in real life, but that shirt wouldn't budge no matter how much flailing and jiggling and bouncing was going on. It was all so transparent that all anyone in the audience could do was laugh.

At least in the remake Jessica Biel in tight/skimpy clothing felt like it was a side thought and wasn't so blatant. It's like these guys realized they were pooching the thing up so badly that they needed a distraction to hide how bad they had left the rails.
 
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