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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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"Watchers" director Jon Hess lobbied for the the job, but he was rejected by New Line, ironically enough, who felt his ideas were too dark and gruesome. See more »

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

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Michelle: There's road kill all over Texas.
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A good follow up.
7 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I avoided this film for many years, thinking it was awful from the poor score it got here, but really it isn't all that bad. Some people call it a reboot, but it is a sequel to the first film, it even has a recap of the what happened in the TCM, I don't know if that was just added in for continuity or if it was even in the original version. I like that the film followed the format of the first, it lacks the cheese and goofiness of TCM part 2. Even though the family is pretty sadistic, I couldn't help but laugh at what they said or how they acted with each other. The gas station attendant had some funny moments as well. The film is 1 hour and 24 minutes long, and was very entertaining, rarely a dull moment. The film is not as violent as part two was, it's mostly just blood splattering and and the odd severed head or face, we never see the chainsaw cut flesh, which is what everyone wants to see. Oh well, we have the newer films that aren't shy to show us what the title promises. Viggo Mortensen is in this film, it was neat to see his earlier work, I liked his line " Boy, they just keep getting dumber". Ken Foree is the character you end up rooting for. Leatherfaces final moment before the film ends, makes him out to be more inhuman then I once thought, then again this is the same guy who had a chainsaw rammed through him.

You may ask why I gave this a 6 out of 10, well I don't think it's all that bad, it was a more enjoyable sequel than Part 2, at least from my first viewing, we'll see if that changes in time once I've viewed it a couple more times. It's not bad, and I don't get why fans of this cry about every new film in this franchise that comes out, can't you just enjoy the film, it's not art, it's a horror movie. Now I starting to lean into the hate for Texas chainsaw 3D, so I'm going to end the review now.


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