Leatherface is coming in 1st tense clip from Texas Chainsaw 3D

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

The first clip from the upcoming horror flick Texas Chainsaw 3D, which picks up as a true sequel to the 1974 original, has finally been released. Not surprisingly, the hulking slasher Leatherface is still on the prowl.

The footage picks up at some point after the action has ramped up, and finds a few survivors hiding out in a barn as the chainsaw-wielding baddie tries to bust in.

Here's the synopsis on what to expect:

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...

Check out the clip below:

Texas Chainsaw 3D opens Jan. 4, 2013.

What do you think? Does the world need another Texas Chainsaw flick?

(Via ComingSoon.net)