Texas Chainsaw is back for it’s seventh film in it’s most modern setting yet. The Texas Chainsaw franchise is as well known as the Freddy Krueger, or Halloween movies, and is proving that it too, can live on with many of it’s fellow classics.
What’s it all about? Heather Miller (Alexandra Daddario) one day discovers that her grandmother has passed away and has left everything to her. This also leads Heather to learn that she was adopted, something she had never known. Heather and a few friends then travel to Texas to collect her inheritance, only to discover some dark secrets. Heather must fight to stay alive, while at the same time, unveiling her true identity and that of her real family.
I found myself increasingly impressed with the film’s plot. It has the ability to capture the viewers interest as information is slowly revealed to the main character. It also built itself up to a climactic point quite well, with an ending that I very much enjoyed.
Pros: What else can I say, I was fascinated with Heather’s interest in learning about her real family. When she and her friends discover the incredible house that was left to her, we can still see that she is much more concerned about learning, than she is the physical materials left to her. A part of her had been hidden for so long, and now it was time to do some digging.
Cons: For you horror genre fans, I’m sorry to say that the movie wasn’t scary. It does disappoint when it comes to the scare factor. The level of “graphicness” didn’t seem so high either. Yes, people were murdered, and there was blood. But if that’s all you really care about, then this may not be the movie for you.
My rating: 80% for yet another good addition to the franchise, that perhaps lacks the appropriate amount of violence that some viewers had expected.