REVIEW: BUTCHER BOYS (2013)

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Distribution/Production Company(s): Phase 4 Films, Greeks Productions, Kitchen Sink Productions
Directed by: Duane Graves & Justin Meeks
Written By: Kim Henkel, also carrying a Producing Credit, & based loosely upon A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Starring: Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Matt Hensarling, Phillip Wolfe, Tory Tompkins, Justin Meeks, Tom Byrne, Sonny Carl Davis, Ed Neal, Terri McMinn, John Dugan, Marilyn Burns, Bill Johnson, Gregory Kelly, Jon Clinkenbeard, Matt Beene, Katie Patterson, Jack Lee
Running Time: 88 minutes
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexual content and nudity

Synopsis:

From the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. Starring Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, and Gregory Kelly, a birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human ­flesh.

We at Backwoods Horror have been excited about BUTCHER BOYS since news first began to leak out about the film back when it was still titled BONEBOYS way back in 2010. Being big fans of the directing duo of Duane Graves & Justin Meeks (Headcheese, Wild Man Of The Navidad), in addition to the script by original Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-writer Kim Henkel (a former screenwriting teacher of Graves and Meeks), how could we NOT dig it. Crazy cannibal goodness, while showing up now and again in indie horror, now had one of the original masters of the form behind it and two promising up and coming directors with the chops to pull it off.

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BUTCHER BOYS TRAILER AND STILLS HIT THE WEB!

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Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project directed by WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD directors Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that article, we reported that writer Kim Henkel, co-creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again. Recently, however, the film is finally getting distribution by Phase 4 Films under the new title of BUTCHER BOYS on VOD September 6, 2013. In anticipation of the film’s release, check out a variety of stills and the new trailer below!

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NEW PHOTOS FROM TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL POSTER!

If you didn’t get enough TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D for your New Years present, Lionsgate has released a slew of new photos from the film (some taken from Entertainment Weekly). Check ’em out after the break!

The film is being directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms. Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Bill Moseley, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Paul Rae, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Ritchie Montgomery, Trey Songz, Marilyn Burns, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry and Richard Riehle star. It’s been rated “R” by the MPAA for “strong, grisly violence and language throughout.

The film hits theaters on January 4th, 2013.

SYNOPSIS:

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE NEW STILLS, INCLUDING SOME BEHIND THE SCENES SHOTS AND A BETTER LOOK AT THE SAWYERS, AND THE INTERNATIONAL POSTER FROM THE FILM!

LEATHERFACE WISHES YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH A NEW TRAILER

Our old pal Leatherface and the folks behind TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D would like to wish you all, boils ‘n ghouls, a very…happy new year in a new trailer created just for the holidays. And, well, if not happy, at least gory as all hell!

 

The film is being directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms. Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Bill Moseley, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Paul Rae, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Ritchie Montgomery, Trey Songz, Marilyn Burns, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry and Richard Riehle star. It’s been rated “R” by the MPAA for “strong, grisly violence and language throughout.

The film hits theaters on January 4th, 2013.

And because you’ve been a bunch of naughty (which, in my world, means oh so nice) boils ‘n ghouls, here’s a new clip from the film as well, titled “Gate Crash.” Let’s just see how that works out, shall we?

SYNOPSIS:

Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D VIRAL IMAGERY & NEW PHOTOS FROM THE FILM

A slew of imagery has recently been released regarding the upcoming TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D including a viral police folder from the official facebook page and a variety of stills from the film.

The film is being directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms. Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Bill Moseley, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Paul Rae, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Ritchie Montgomery, Trey Songz, Marilyn Burns, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry and Richard Riehle star. It’s been rated “R” by the MPAA for “strong, grisly violence and language throughout.

The film hits theaters on January 4th, 2013.

SYNOPSIS:

Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

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TOBE HOOPER GIVES SEAL OF APPROVAL TO TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D AS NEW TV SPOT HITS

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The original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE helmer Tobe Hooper has, apparently, seen TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D and has provided Lionsgate a quote to run with for their advertising campaign.  His thoughts:

“Incredible! A perfectly terrifying follow-up to the original,” says Hooper.  And in anticipation of the film’s January 4th release date, the studio has released a new 60-second TV spot.

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TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D GETS A NEW POSTER

Another, and much cooler, poster has hit for the forthcoming TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (formerly titled THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D). Directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, the new film – a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s first film, co-written by Hooper and Kim Henkel- stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle. Produced by Millenium Studios, presently, Lionsgate is aiming to release the film on January 4th, 2013

SYNOPSIS:

Texas Chainsaw 3D’continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE WICKED NEW TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D AND TRAILER!

THE FIRST TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D TRAILER SAWS ITS WAY ONLINE

The first official trailer for the forthcoming TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (formerly titled THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D). Directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, the new film – a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s first film, co-written by Hooper and Kim Henkel- stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle. Produced by Millenium Studios, presently, Lionsgate is aiming to release the film on January 4th, 2013

SYNOPSIS:

Texas Chainsaw 3D’continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…

KEEP READING TO CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER!

FIRST OFFICIAL STILL OF LEATHERFACE FROM TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D

Lionsgate has released the first official still of the infamous Leatherface for the forthcoming TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (formerly titled THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D). Directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, the new film – a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s first film, co-written by Hooper and Kim Henkel- stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle. Produced by Millenium Studios, presently, Lionsgate is aiming to release the film on January 4th, 2013

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NEW OFFICIAL POSTER FOR TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D

A few days ago we reported that, obviously, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D had received an ‘R’ rating from the MPAA. Now we have, as you can see from the teaser above, the official poster for the film. It looks like they’ve apparently decided to title it TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, dropping the “THE” and “MASSACRE” for some reason. The “THE” I can understand, but everyone loves a good “MASSACRE.”

First Still From Texas Chainsaw 3D

Directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, the new film – a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s first film, co-written by Hooper and Kim Henkel- stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Sue Rock, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Trey Songz, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle. Produced by Millenium Studios, presently, Lionsgate is aiming to release the film on January 4th, 2013

SYNOPSIS:

Twenty years ago, the town of Newt, Texas exacted vengeance on the Sawyer family for their role in assisting and concealing murders committed by the chainsaw-wielding maniac Jeb Sawyer, aka “Leatherface.” The entire family was presume killed when Burt Hartman led the townspeople to burn down their farm house, but the Sawyer infant survived and was secretly taken away by two of the vigilante townies, Gavin and Arlene, and raised their daughter Heather. It’s not until she’s in her twenties that Heather learns that she’s adopted.

A lawyer for her grandmother tracks her down with word she’s been left an inheritance. Angry at her parents for lying to her, she sets out for Texas on a road trip with her boyfriend Ryan, friends Nikki and Kenny, and Darryl, a hitchhiker they pick up on the way.”

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