Texas Chainsaw 3D: Trey Songz & Alexandra Daddario Reveal Horror Favorites

Texas Chainsaw 3D stars Trey Songz and Alexandra Daddario have different backgrounds when it comes to the horror genre. Songz is a self-admitted fanatic of scary cinema and in our exclusive video interview, lets us in on what are his favorites and why making his film debut in a horror flick could not have been more perfect.

Saw One is my all-time favorite and Friday the 13th was my favorite as a kid,” Songz said. “I had such horrible dreams, but I still liked it!

Daddario and Songz star in what is being called a true sequel to the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film even begins towards the end of the ’70’s set horror and fast forwards to a present that continues the scary story’s legacy. Proof of that continuity was present from the very first Texas Chainsaw 3D trailer.

Songz and Daddario also share their opinions on why this franchise still enthralls fans almost 40 years after the original gave us nightmares simply from its The Texas Chainsaw Massacre quotes. “The fact that there’s a family that loved their kin that much, no matter what he did, that’s a possibility in this world,” Songz said. “It’s so close to reality… it’s like wow!”

Daddario believes it has to do with how real the villain Leatherface is, and as extreme as it sounds… he’s relatable. “He’s so human,” she admitted. “He’s not just lurking in the darkness. You see that he’s a real human being. It’s very terrifying.”

Dead Man Down Trailer: You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Into

Dead Man Down is a new crime thriller starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus). Check out the first trailer below:

Farrell plays a killer-for-hire named Victor. After a woman named Beatrice (Rapace) sees Victor commit a murder, she blackmails him into killing the man responsible for violently maiming her.

Dominic Hooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Terrence Howard (Iron Man) also star.

Dead Man Down is the first English-language film from Niels Arden Oplev, who directed Rapace in the original Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The film hits theaters March 8, 2013.

January Movies: Will You Go Gangster Squad?

January used to be thought of as the month where studios dump their least desirable films. That is not so much the case anymore as the stars are lining up in new films to be released in this first month of 2013.

Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe do battle in Broken City while Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone go gangster as so awesomely teased in the Gangster Squad trailer. And a whole new generation gets to discover the grisly story of Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Gangster Squad Cast
And let’s not forget about Kathryn Bigelow’s bin Laden story — Zero Dark Thirty — finally opening nationally, as is Matt Damon’s Promised Land. Then there’s Jeremy Renner and his bringing a new take on a classic fairy tale with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and the Wayans brothers doing more movie parody with A Haunted House. Then, is it us, or does it look like everyone in Hollywood is in the Movie 43 trailer? Lastly, Jason Statham hopes to have a new franchise on his hands with the graphic novel leap to the big screen effort that is Parker.

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Texas Chainsaw 3D Gets New Stills: Alexandra Daddario’s Bloody Lip

Two new stills and one set photo have hit the internet from Texas Chainsaw 3D. Take a look (click thumbnails to enlarge):

Alexandra Daddario in Texas Chainsaw 3D

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Alexandra Daddario (Hall Pass) stars in the seventh film from the horror movie franchise. This installment picks up where the first film left off, as a young woman named Heather travels with her friends to pick up an inheritance from a grandmother she never knew about. What she doesn’t know is that Leatherface comes with the deal.

Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, and Bill Moseley also star.

John Luessenhop directs the film, which hits theaters January 4. Until then, check out even more Texas Chainsaw 3D stills!

The Worst Movie of 2012: Movie Fanatic’s Least Favorites of the Year

With the year coming to a close, it’s important to really take a look at the best parts of 2012; the things to be thankful for; the little moments that made the year special — like our Top 10 Movies of 2012. But it’s way more fun to just go to town on something you hated. So let’s do that!! Yaaaay!

As we head into the new year, Movie Fanatic’s own Micah Gordon and Joel Amos each discuss their least favorite movie of 2012.

MICAH:

This is going to be a very contentious pick, but there’s a lot to consider when discussing the worst movie of the year. I’d say that beyond simply picking the movie you enjoyed watching the least, one must consider expectation vs. payoff, cultural context, and the taste a movie leaves in your mouth long after you’ve left the theater. Keeping all this in mind, I really have to go with The Dark Knight Rises as the worst film of 2012.

Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises

TDKR was supposed to be the end of an extremely well-respected series. It was supposed to wrap up what is possibly the greatest superhero movie ever, The Dark Knight (which recently made our list of the 100 Best Films of All Time). It was supposed to feature the coolest villain we’ve ever seen, and the one guy who could actually defeat Batman. Instead, what audiences got was a 3-hour narrative nightmare, with a silly villain who wore his Achilles’ heel on his face (nobody thought to go after Bane‘s mask, if only to make him more intelligible?), some plot holes so canyonesque, I had to make up the word “canyonesque” to describe them, and one of the least believable, most unsatisfying, biggest cop-out movie endings I’ve ever seen.

Was TDKR a decent movie to sit and watch? Yes. But beyond being way too long, the moment I left the theater, doubts began to set in. Then, a close analysis of the plot revealed some truly unforgivable oversights, which ultimately concluded in flat-out hatred. So there you have it, America. I. Hated. The. Dark. Knight. Rises.

JOEL:

For my worst picture of 2012, we have to travel all the way back to January when an apocalyptic horror movie was nothing more than an absolute terror to watch. As I stated in my The Divide review, the film was supposed to be this big morality picture, masked in the horrors of what happens to humans after an all-out nuclear attack. Instead it was simply the most awful mix of what human evil can be inflicted on each other by each of us and a government-as-bad-guy story with neither ever being even remotely realized.

The Cast of The Divide
At one point in the film, one of the characters swims through a sewer and that is a perfect metaphor for how one feels after watching this stinker. It’s terrible on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to stop.

First of all, who is it that attacked New York City? Secondly, why did the government weld shut the door to the outside world that our handful of survivors are stuck behind? And lastly, would people really turn on each other in the way that is painted in The Divide? Sure, horrible things would happen, but there is no way that after surviving a nuclear attack, a group of strangers would act as filmmakers painted in this horror show.

If one has to watch violence porn, there are at least a dozen better examples (Saw) of how to achieve that sick feat in a more compelling manner.

Not only will you want to take a shower after witnessing The Divide, it may even make you swear off movies!