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This undated publicity film image from Lionsgate shows John Dugan, left, as Grandpa Sawyer, and Bill Moseley, center, as Drayton Sawyer, in a scene from "Texas Chainsaw 3-D," releasing in theaters on Friday, January 4, 2013.

Justin Lubin, Associated Press - Ap

Alexandra Daddario in "Texas Chainsaw 3D"

Justin Lubin, Lionsgate

Movie spotlight: "Texas Chainsaw 3D"

  • January 4, 2013 - 10:44 AM

 

Picking up where the 1974 classic "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" ends, the citizens of Newt, Texas, burn down the house of the Sawyer family for their role in aiding Jeb Sawyer, aka Leatherface. The entire family is presumed dead except an infant girl, who is placed with an adoptive family. Twenty years later, the young woman (Alexandra Daddario) returns to Texas after learning that she's due an inheritance. Collecting will be no picnic, though, as she has to deal with her cranky cousin (you know who). The film (Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout) wasn't screened for critics, but look for a review at startribune.com.

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