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For the second installment in our Texas Chainsaw 3D interview series, Dread Central briefly chatted with one of the film’s co-stars and newcomer to the genre world, Scott Eastwood.

An up-and-coming actor who recently appeared in Trouble with the Curve (starring his father, Clint Eastwood) and Chasing Mavericks, Eastwood plays a small-town deputy named Carl who has designs on the new girl in town, Heather Miller (Alexandra Daddario), who has just inherited a mansion and a mysterious house guest in his jurisdiction.

Texas Chainsaw 3D opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, January 4th, courtesy of Lionsgate; check out our exclusive interview with Eastwood below and look for more on the sequel all this week.

Dread Central: It’s really hard to talk about your character without revealing too much but can you try to, in your own way, sum up Carl for the fans out there who want to know more about how he fits into the world of Texas Chainsaw 3D?

Scott Eastwood: What I like about Carl is that he’s a wild card; you don’t really know just how he fits in this world but you know there’s something there- whether it’s the attraction between him and Alex’s character or whatever- but there’s something to his dynamic where you’re just not sure whether or you love him or hate him. I liked that.

Tania Raymonde Texas Chainsaw 3D interview here

Dan Yeager Texas Chainsaw 3D interview here

John Luessenhop Texas Chainsaw 3D interview here

Dread Central: Because this is your first horror movie and the fact that fan expectation is high, were you ever hesitant at all about coming on board this movie- or rather, what convinced you to want to be a part of this project in particular?

Scott Eastwood: You know, at first I said no; I didn’t even read the script. I immediately said to myself, ‘Oh here’s another studio remaking something,’ and then I read the script and saw what the filmmakers were REALLY doing. The script was really good; it was 90 pages and had a really nice pace to it. It also turned out to be very story-driven with this weird and creepy dynamic to it which I really liked, too.

So I met with John (Luessenhop), the director, and he sold me on the project. He wanted to make this little character-driven horror movie that wasn’t just your average, stock horror movie either. So then he asked me to play this small town deputy and I was down.

Dread Central: And John’s approach also feels a bit different too- he seems to be a very ‘action-oriented’ director. Was that style something you were conscientious of when you guys were making Texas Chainsaw 3D?

Scott Eastwood: Oh yeah; I had seen Takers and I really liked it. I thought the action sequences were really well done, and I think John’s got a really different approach to shooting action where it doesn’t feel like anything you see going on right now in action movies. He really excels in that field, and sure, I was conscientious of it while shooting because there was a lot of action going on in this.

Dread Central: Since this was your first foray into horror, do you feel like you’d like to do more genre projects in the future then?

Scott Eastwood: You know, it all depends on story. If the story’s great, I’m not opposed to any movie. Thriller, horror, comedy- if the story is great, then I’m in.

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In theaters January 4, 2013, Texas Chainsaw 3D is 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.

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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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