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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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The chainsaw in the movie weighed apporiximately 80 pounds. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, when "Alfredo" takes the girl's picture, the position of his hands changes several times when he is holding the photographer of her. See more »

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Benny: Sshh. This gun makes an awfully loud noise. And an awfully big hole.
Alfredo: Do I know you?
Benny: Shut up!
Alfredo: Look here Mister; I am very scared of guns, so please, do not point that at my face.
Benny: How many?
Alfredo: How many what, OJ?
Benny: How many sick bent-fucks like YOU are there out here?
Alfredo: Darlin' I only got one thing to say to you; I don't like the tone of your voice.
Benny: What is this? Booby traps? Camel netting? What are you people doin' out here?
Alfredo: Big suprise... FUCK YOU MISTER!
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A Giant Improvement From Part 2.
27 August 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

"Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3" is the third installment in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" series, and proves to be much, much better than the huge disappointment of the ridiculous Part 2.

"Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" is about a couple who are delivering a car to California, and are crossing Texas country. They stop at a gas station where a creepy set of brothers work, and they are back on the road again. When a tire goes out, they stop to try and fix it, but Leatherface emerges from the darkness with his trusty chainsaw. In a panic to save themselves, they speed off and end up later crashing into another man's car. After the accident, they are chased through the woods and taken to an old secluded farmhouse where more torture awaits.

The family includes Viggo Mortensen, far before his "Lord of the Rings" fame, which is interesting to see him in his early movies. This movie doesn't skimp up on the gore, it is an all-out gorefest, much like "Part II" was, except I enjoyed this one a lot better. I rented it on DVD and watched the unrated version, and it was enough to make you think twice about eating anymore meat, it was pretty darn gory. Bottom line, this is one of the better sequels of the series, and a giant improvement from part 2. It had some suspenseful scenes that were well done and the acting wasn't bad. Overall, a well paced, well made sequel. 7/10.


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