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'Chainsaw' redo slaughters the past

HOLLYWOOD — Proving there’s more than one way to slice a chainsaw, New Line celebrated the remake of its 1974 horror classic with a Chinese Theater launch Oct. 15.

“Sometimes it’s fulfilling to revisit the past,” topper Bob Shaye.

Prexy Toby Emmerich described “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” as “somewhere between ‘Henry the Serial Killer’ and ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ ”

New Line’s Guy Stodel called the remake “old school intense horror. There’s no nudge nudge wink wink at the camera.”

Despite the pic’s insomnia-producing frights, helmer Marcus Nispel said that “if you took all the blood spilled in both films, there’s still less than in one ‘CSI: Miami’ episode.”

Among those at the massive warehouse after-party (whose budget probably rivaled that of the original pic — $174,000) were New Line’s Rolf Mittweg; producers Andrew Form, Michael Bay and Brad Fuller; stars Jessica Biel, Eric Balfour and Erica Leerhsen; plus guests Arnold Koppelson, Jonathan Guber, Eric Bress, Richard Tillman, Adam Krentzman, John Fogelman, Rob Zombie and the original’s auteur, Tobe Hooper.

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