Adam Marcus Says Original Texas Chainsaw 3D Script Took Place in the ’90s
I’m not going to sit here and defend Texas Chainsaw 3D. Not at all. It’s a bad movie. And on top of that, the flick contains one of the worst continuity errors in film history. No hyperbole.
If you haven’t seen it, the film starts right after the events of Tobe Hooper'[s original classic and then jumps ahead 17 some-odd years to find a baby from the beginning now an adult. In modern day. Wait, what?
Well, screenwriter Adam Marcus has finally broken his silence on how this error was made, and it wasn’t the Jason Goes to Hell director’s fault.
“Our draft took place in the early 1990s, but the finished film took place now, which makes no sense,” Marcus told Agony Booth. “The original film was in the 1970s, and the main character is in her twenties, which is why the script took place in the ’90s. It didn’t make any logical sense, and it’s frustrating. I was also trying to make the date in the script coincide with the release of Jason Goes to Hell.”
Okay, so the “error” wasn’t the screenwriters’ fault. But who DID give this idea the go-ahead? Hello…? Anyone…? Yeah. I’d hide too. Jason Goes to Hell was released on Friday, August 13, 1993, by the way.
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The film was directed by John Luessenhop from a script by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, and Kirsten Elms and starred Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, and Scott Eastwood.
Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family — or so they thought. Much later, a young woman named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) learns that she has inherited Texas property from an unknown relative, and she is unaware of horrors that await in the mansion’s dank cellar.