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Scaring Your Wallet: This Week's Horror Releases
While it may not have gotten the most glowing reviews from us the Unrated New Line Platinum Edition of Jonathon Liebesman's prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is still the highlight of this week's horror releases. Even if you don't decide to pick up a copy, it's still easily worth at least a rental spin. Here's some of what we had to say about the film:
"Marcus Nispel's 2003 re-imagining of one of (if not the) greatest horror films of all time surprised just about everyone by actually being a worthwhile entry in not only the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, but also the horror genre as a whole. And while Nispel's film is far from perfect, it does bring a fresh perspective and energy to a series that had, for all intents and purposes, died with the 1994 release of the abyssmal Texas Chainsaw Masscre: The Next Generation. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, however, is an unfortunate step backwards for the series (and the genre). Sure, it packs quite a punch with its gore-soaked killings and R. Lee Ermey is always fun to watch, but it just all seems so heartless and distant. The film has zero soul and it simply reeks of the 'let's cash in on the TCM franchise yet again' attitude. It's a shame that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning doesn't amount to something more meaningful, or at least add something interesting to the TCM mythos, but I guess that's to be expected. They say lightning can't strike twice, right? Well, you guys and gals didn't really think Michael Bay could be involved with another successful Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, did you?"
What do you guys and gals think of the film (and the rest of this week's horror releases)? Let us know in the DVD Stalk Forum.
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