Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

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A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family.



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There's roadkill all over Texas.
18 April 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

The writer of Midnight Express apologized to Turkey for the negative depiction of the country in the movie. Oliver Stone, who wrote the screenplay, also apologized.

Well, someone needs to apologize to Texas for the depiction in this film. I have never seen such ignorant backwoods garbage as this family.

As to the movie, it was not worth the time it took to watch it. I did not see one drop of blood. It was more noise than anything, and, of course, a bunch of inbred cretins.

I really would like to know why this film was banned in Iceland, Finland and the UK. There was nothing in here to give it an R. It was just lame.

Can you believe that Viggo Mortensen was in this film

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