On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
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Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
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
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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 »
As Vilmer and Jenny are driving along in his truck, in some shots of Vilmer, through the glass of the truck behind him, you can see a crew-member in white, wearing a watch. See more »
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 »
I recently bought this film on DVD and was surprised about some of the nice touches in it.
Sure, the film suffers from very choppy editing, especially near the end.
Initially, watching the last scene, I scratched my head and said "what was that?"
However, after giving it some thought, it actually made sense in an "X-Files" sort of way. Certainly, it represented an original point-of-view that is rare enough for these types of movies.
Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zelwegger give charismatic performances, which makes their later stardom understandable.
As for the dumb dialogue and over-the-top performances, it was obviously intended to be campy, and, in many instances was funny and effective. Even the incredibly ditzy, wooden, female victim was obviously directed to perform in that manner. I highly doubt it was just a case of merely bad acting.
To the movie's credit, though it is brutal (and somewhat misogynistic) in spots, there is an absence of true gore. When a man gets repeatedly run over by a vehicle, or another character gets their head crushed underfoot, the actual gore is kept off the screen. This makes the deaths seem more horrific.
I was not enamored with the idea of Leatherface as being transgendered. That's been overdone in similar films and is rather unnecessary. In fact, one tends to feel sorry for Leatherface, more than anything else.
The film was atmospheric, though not especially scary. It reminded me of a live-action cartoon. Similar in style to the "Tales From The Crypt" series.
My main gripe, and the reason for just giving it a 6 (out of 10) was for some of the brutal sadism. For example, one of the characters is repeatedly poked and stunned with a cattle prod. It happens over and over again until you just want to scream at the director "Enough." A little too much relish went into terrorizing the females in the movie (not the men). Unfortunately, all that does is make you question the director's motives, which is not a good thing.
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