01/07/2013 10:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Texas Chainsaw 3D

2013-01-07-TexasChainsaw_3D_410.jpgBlood runs thick in Texas Chainsaw 3D, both in its usual, slaughterhouse context, but also in a more symbolic way. Yes, the venerable horror franchise has caught up with the rest of mainstream film, and now it's all about family, as a surviving -- and hitherto unknown -- member of the murderous Sawyer clan (Alexandra Daddario) returns to Texas to claim an inheritance from a similarly previously unseen grandmother, and discovers that it includes a living legacy in the form of a certain, Leatherfaced, chainsaw-wielding relative.

Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and I dipped into the bloodbath that is the first genre release of 2013 and come out, if not impressed, at least appreciative that the film isn't quite the car wreck that usually gets shunted into the first weekend of January.

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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Texas Chainsaw 3D