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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

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A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

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$3,296,000 (USA) (14 January 1990)

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$5,765,562 (USA)
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Trivia

The armadillo hit by Michelle and the coyote thrown on the Mercedes both have earrings, the same as worn by Tinker. See more »

Goofs

While supposedly set in Texas (a plains state) the California mountains are frequently visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

Tex: Come on sweetheart. Let's see what you got.
Benny: What the fuck is wrong with you people? Why don't you leave us alone?
Tex: We're hungry.
Benny: You never heard of pizza?
[swings at Tex and misses]
Tex: I like liver...
[punches Benny]
Tex: and onions...
[strangles Benny]
Tex: and pain! And pain! And pain!
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Referenced in Cop Out (2009) See more »

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Leatherface Music Score
Mixed by Chris Pelcer
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A serviceable conclusion to the "original trilogy"
2 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No matter how many sequels, reboots, spinoffs, or rehashes The Texas Chainsaw gets, none will compare to the original. That's a given. But there are some installments in Leatherface's interesting journey throughout the decades that are solid enjoyable movies on their own, such as the 2003 remake and this one. Here I feel like the campiness of TCM2 met the thrills of the original TCM in a healthy middle ground. There are some ridiculous one-liners, but they're placed fittingly unlike the second movie where the comedy felt forced and sloppy. The acting in the movie is above average too, with your standard "now famous but previously in a crappy horror sequel" actor to boot.

The main reason this is better than its predecessor is because it actually has suspense; not a lot of it but it's there. The creepy moments somewhat resemble scenes from the original but none of it feels rehashed. There are characters you can root for, and Leatherface is actually (kind of) scary again. There's also a satisfying climax, fit with heavy metal and cheesy lines that belong in a Marlon Wayans movie. It's just a fun popcorn horror movie with some gore, a couple thrills, and a decent amount of laughs. All in all, a movie is meant to entertain, and for the most part, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III did exactly that. Worth a watch for hardcore slasher fans.


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