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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
"The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  21 October 1995 (Japan)
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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

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Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
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Tonie Perensky ...
Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
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W.E. Slaughter
Lisa Marie Newmyer ...
Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ...
Sean
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Barry
James Gale ...
Mr. Rothman
Chris Kilgore ...
Rothman's Chauffeur
Vince Brock ...
Susan Loughran ...
Jenny's Mother
David Laurence ...
Jenny's Stepfather
Grayson Victor Schirmacher ...
Jeanette Wiggins ...
Woman Eating Chocolates
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Storyline

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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If looks could kill he woudn't need a chainsaw. See more »


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Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

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$94,558 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Trivia

When W.E. comes in with the sawed door, he bickers at Vilmer and Darla saying "Look what your brother did to this door." This line is very similar to what Drayton says to the Hitchhiker in the original movie when they come home with Sally. Drayton, upon seeing the sawed door, shouts "Look what your brother did to the door!" See more »

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Darla's window gets smashed by some local boys, and when she flashes them you can see there is some kind of netting in the window which is ripped. In the next shot the netting has vanished from the window. See more »

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Narrator: August 18, 1973. News of a bizarre, chainsaw wielding family - reports which were to ignite the world's imagination - began to filter out of central Texas. Regrettably not one of the family members was ever apprehended and for more than ten years nothing further was heard. Then, over the next several years at least two minor, yet apparently related incidents, were reported. Then again nothing. For five long years silence...
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Above Average
28 July 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

When I started watching the return of the Texas chainsaw massacre i thought that it would be another poor and insipid horror sequel like nightmare on elm street 2. The film starts off like an episode of the o.c. but it soon turns ugly, the youngsters get involved in a car accident and that's when you know the mayhem will begin and the group get split up. This film is very much like the original (even though kim henkel the director teaches film studies at a texan university) you would at least think that he could produce or help produce a script which would be original and keep viewers on the edge of there seats. some of the similarities in this film to the original are when jenny is escaping from leatherface she runs into another human being who could possible help her but is actually a member of the leatherface family another similarity is the fact that the kids are basically 2 couples just like the original all the needed then was to have a disabled brother and the characters would be exactly the same as the original. in this film I don't know whether it is intentionally done but the ending is very confusing like who was that British man with his chauffeur and who was in the plane which shot wilmer(matthew mccounahey) and also right at the end when jenny is at the hospital with the police men and he is reassuring her and sally(marliyn burns) is pushed past on a hospital bed by a hospital worker (paul 'franklin' partain)when i say intentionally done maybe in 1994 when the film was made they were hoping to make a sequel with the characters sally and jenny but because renee zellweger got really famous in jerry maguire and reality bites she would never return to the series and why did matthew mccounahey try to have this film stricken from the records and have it vaulted?


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