The general consensus here at AndyErupts is that 3D sucks. It’s a gimmick that generally gets used to push what would otherwise be a fairly run of the mill movie, such as My Bloody Valentine.
2012 seems to be the year that will see every big release in the genre pitching into this particular trend and we have already reported on: Dracula 3D, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D, Piranha 3DD and Underworld: Awakening 3D.
Two other projects set for 3D releases this year are The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and Halloween 3D.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D stars Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Alexandra Daddario (The Attic), Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood and Trey Songz. Dan Yeager is taking on the role of Leatherface. Original alumni set to make cameos include the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, John Dugan (reprising his role as Grandpa) and Tobe Hooper himself. TCM 3D sees “A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-yielding killer is part of the reward.” and is set for release in the UK and US on the 5th October 2012.
The idea for Halloween 3D has been around for a couple of years now and was in pre-production back in 2009 before the Weinstein Company ran out of cash. It would appear that the wheels are now back on this project with Patrick Lussier at the helm and no sign of Rob Zombie following the success of his reboot of the franchise.
Halloween 3D has a scheduled US release on 26th October 2012 and a reported budget of $23 million. This project sees director Patrick Lussier reunited with writer Todd Farmer; both worked together on My Bloody Valentine 3D. Farmer stated: “We took Rob Zombie’s story and continued it, but we did it in a way that sort of pulled it back to the John Carpenter tone and intention, and we didn’t cheat. We didn’t break any of the rules. We used the rules Zombie had established, and it felt good because it felt like a complete story.”
Like it or not, this fad shows no sign of abating… Let’s see how it goes.