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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original title)
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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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Cast

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Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
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Tonie Perensky ...
Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
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Lisa Marie Newmyer ...
Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ...
Sean
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Barry (as Tyler Cone)
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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The American legend returns, to bring you back to the cutting edge of terror. See more »


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

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21 October 1995 (Japan)  »

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Intended by director Kim Henkel to be the "real" sequel to the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The characters of Vilmer and W.E. were intended to be the Hitchhiker and Cook characters from the original film. Jim Siedow was approached to reprise his Cook character, but was unable to. See more »

Goofs

The cut above Jenny's left eye differs in various scenes. For instance, in the kitchen scene it is at least a centimeter above her eyebrow, but then in the scene where Vilmer holds the knife up to her throat it is right above her eyebrow. 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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In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS. See more »

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Written by Anthony Park, Will Hoffman, Howard Behrens and Patrick Fogarty
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Cult Classic
13 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This TCM;Next Generation is an accidental cult classic.I wasn't scared watching this movie,but finally figured out i'm not supposed to be horrified.It is subtly funny,and it is obvious Renee and Mathew and the others were trying not to burst out laughing half the time.It was a load of fun to watch.The actors were having too much fun to try to give Oscar performances and for that their performances are brilliant.This is Renee's best role.Not that she isn't a great actress in general...i just love her so much in this role.She is a young actress who seems like she is just having fun.Mathew is amazing..how on earth this movie gets such low scores is beyond me.Watch it...you'll love it.


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