Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An Eastwood Chainsaw Massacre

Clint Eastwood is heading to the cinema and popping on those 3D glasses to watch his son, Scott Eastwood, as he gets set to star in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Set for release next year, the film is the latest in the most peculiar of horror franchise - no two films are much alike in that cinematic canon - and from the plot description, this one sounds no different. The story, yet again everything that came after the 1974 original (although in a contemporary setting, apparently), and involves Leatherface's cousin (!) and a scheming town mayor leading a lynch mob on the Sawyer residence and then there's a carnival? I dunno, the entire plot sounds rather ridiculous, but I guess by the 7th film in a franchise you have got to start adding something a little bit different to the mix. And, you know, 3D chainsaws! VVRRRRMMMMM!

The cast, alongside this Eastwood fella are all pretty much no names to me, but I'll always be excited about a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie no matter what. It's a sickness, I tellsya!

Scott is a good looking man - much like his father was - so, umm, we've got that to look forward to! Although, I think Clint's going to have to face facts that he'll be watching his son get sliced and diced by Leatherface's favourite weapon since the men in these movies don't tend to make it out alive. Let's face it though, this news is only particularly interesting if you do indeed imagine Clint Eastwood, of all people, popping on down to his local cinema and paying to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Can you imagine? Oh gosh! Maybe he'll show up at the premiere in support! That'd be incredible and highly unlikely. I get a big ol' grin picturing Julia Roberts watching her niece, Emma, in Scream 4 and laughing wildly at the jokes. Tony Curtis though? Don't you just think he'd be stonefaced throughout all of his daughter Jamie Lee's horror pictures of the late 1970s and '80s? You know Janet Leigh was on board though!

What other respectable famous actors do you think have had to sit through slasher movies they otherwise wouldn't have bothered with simply because of family ties?

1 comment:

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Well now I'm picturing Debbie Reynolds watching the Sorority Row remake...