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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

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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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$5,765,562 (USA)
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At the climax, the chainsaw falls into a small lake/body pit and slowly begins to sink. First of all, the chainsaw's weight would have caused it to sink almost immediately, not slowly. Secondly, somehow the chainsaw continues running despite the fact that no one is giving it gas and it is partially submerged in water. See more »

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Another fun, though lesser sequel is a baby step up from part 2
11 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well here we are in the land of chainsaw-wielding lunatics again folks! No longer in the hands of the original creators, this was a new leap for the series. Unfortunately by this point times had changed for horror films and the MPAA was cracking down on the violence in them. This film was target and suffered greatly. It ended up different from the vision of writer David Schow and director Jeff Burr and the closest we've ever gotten to what they intended to make is an Un-rated version. This isn't saying much though since this version is only slightly longer than the R-rated one. Does this mean the film is no good? Not at all. In fact, this second sequel is in some ways better than part 2 and so far is the best of the sequels.

Pros: Nice work by the cast. Solid musical score, plus a cool Heavy Metal tune over the closing credits. Stunning photography. Briskly-paced. Some good chilling moments. Though closer in tone to the original, this film has some good twisted humor. Fair amount of blood and gore. Good job on the make-up and special effects. Nail-biting last few minutes.

Cons: Brings nothing new to the table. Lacks the raw terror of the original. Not much plot. Unnecessary set-up for another sequel.

Final thoughts: By the time this film came out the slasher genre had run out of steam, but this still managed to be a solid film and sequel. It's still no match for the original, but it's not a washout either. Despite the cuts and changes made, an above average horror film still shines through.

My rating: 3.5/5


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