Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 015: Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

Happy 2013! Episode 015 is for all the horror fans out there! We’ve got a 1-hour and 44-minute episode where we go in-depth, picking apart “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Our special guests are two great horror critics: CRAIG “TERROR” TOVEY previously of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, Horror Metropolis and The Songwriting Podcast. And our second guest is DR. KYLE BISHOP (aka DR. WALKING DEAD), a literal zombie expert and the author of American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture.

And for the benefit of those who aren’t as familiar with the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise, we preface our feature review with a brief summary and explanation of all the preceding films and put them in context in relation to each other and this newest installment.

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Jason: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise overview
Andy: 21 Jump Street (2012), Drive (2011), Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Terror Tovey: Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Dr. Walking Dead: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

III. Feature Review: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D
Ratings and Recommendations for TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental )
Andy = 4 ( Avoid )
Terror Tovey = 3.5 ( Avoid )
Dr. Walking Dead = 2 ( Avoid )

IV. Trailer Talk:
V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIES: Zero Dark Thirty and Gangster Squad

Links for this episode:

Craig “Terror” Tovey:
On Twitter: @CraigTovey
PATM Productions
Maxwell the Turtle Boy music video featuring Dave Eaton
Gratuity short film

Kyle “Dr. Walking Dead” Bishop:
Book: American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture
***Kyle encourages everyone to watch the documentary Cleanflix, which is currently streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly.

Horror podcast episodes that Jason recommends:
Grisly Zone: Top 10 Horror Movies of 2012 (This is a video podcast. An audio version is also available at Horror
Scott Weinberg’s The Best and Worst Horror Films of 2012
Ep. 14: The Legend of Bigfoot

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Dave’s band: The Dave Eaton Element
Dave on Twitter: @EatonElement
Dave’s Music Video: Brief Relief

We’d like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.

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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 015: Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

  1. Jason, Drive is genius! I’m disappointed in Andy. Ryan Gosling says more as the driver with facial expressions and glimpses than any actor said in 2011. After all, film is telling a story through pictures (not words) is it not?

  2. Glad I missed this one. TCM3D sounds awful. I agree with Hammer about Drive. Gotta disagree with Kyle about Safety Not Guaranteed. The premise is awesome, but the casting makes it a rough ride. Aubrey Plaza is terrible in this and Mark Duplass was miscast. I do agree that the b-story was much more interesting and Jake Johnson was amazing in it. But the a-story just doesn’t work for the most part, though I do like the ending. Jason, I saw it at Sundance with the cast and filmmakers present, so I’d still be the coolest. 😉 And Cleanflix has already had way too much coverage on this podcast, but I was kinda hoping Kyle would mini-review it because he gave such an insightful review on Netflix. Blue Crush is better than it deserves to be. The visuals are just amazing. Much of Soul Surfer is good as well, but it suffers from poor writing, much like Chasing Mavericks. I agree with Jay that Riding Giants is a great doc. And I agree with Craig that Point Break is still the best. Great episode.

  3. My bad, Kyle. Thanks for the Cleanflix shout-out. Kids, this is what happens when you comment before listening to the very end. To return the favor, I’d recommend Dr. Walking Dead’s book, American Zombie Gothic, which I purchased on Amazon. It’s honestly a great read for cinephiles who enjoy some academia in their personal film studies.

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