Reviews for Opening Credits and '74 Footage Post-Conversion

Harry Knowles - Ain't It Cool News


  • "Through the opening credits, my jaw was on the floor. I'm going to say right now – that FOR ME – HUGE HONKING TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE MEGA-GEEK…. Hell, I was a fan before the film was ever edited. But man, what I saw tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar in the opening credits… I was not prepared for.

    The opening credits are a series of shots from the original film – LOVINGLY produced in 3D. And it wasn't only that. Whoever went to town on this opening sequence… not only dimensionalized it, but just like with Cameron's Blu-Ray transfer of ALIENS – they de-grained it. THEN they blew it up to full widescreen. AND IT LOOKED AMAZING. I mean, I was just going gaga."

Bloody Disgusting

Spinoff Online


  • "Most effective is the film's opening, which takes key footage from the original 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' and burnishes it with a stereoscopic makeover. Rendered in 3D, the brutality of Sally Hardesty's escape from the clutches of the Sawyer clan takes on a gauzy nightmare-like quality that's almost worth the price of admission."


  • "The best part of 'Texas Chainsaw 3D,' not surprisingly, is the opening compilation of clips from the original 'Chain Saw' film... Hell, even the 3D conversion utilized for these clips is surprisingly--I don't know if I would want to see the entire film redone that way but it does add an unexpectedly effective punch to the highlight reel."


  • "For those new to the series, or those with only hazy memories of watching a washed-out VHS of Tobe Hooper's low-budget 1974 sensation, 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' this new one opens with a nice recap of the original. Finally, a chance to see Teri McMinn's red shorts in 3D!"