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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
Tonie Perensky ...
Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
W.E. Slaughter
Lisa Marie Newmyer ...
Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ...
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


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 October 1995 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation  »

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Box Office


$600,000 (estimated)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim Siedow was offered the role of the grandfather, but he refused. See more »


When Leatherface chases Jenny on the roof, he starts knocking bricks off of the chimney with his chainsaw. Some bricks that fall off the chimney reappear back on it in the next shot. 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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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS. See more »


Referenced in Dog Park (1998) See more »


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Written by J.H. Stanley
Performed by Daniel Johnston
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User Reviews

22 August 2002 | by (california) – See all my reviews

this movie brings me bakcc to likeing gruesome movies this is just a wonderful movie ive really never seen anything better besides the (halloweens), but anyways this movie is basically about 4 teenagers that get kidnapped and slaughering by a man eating monster.the kills were just fabulous like hanging the girl on the meathook i mean there were just good kills there was hangings,cutting,slaughtering,bashing, crushing,butchering,biting i mean this movie has it and to all the other people that insulted it back offf cuzz you gies must not be very good movie watchers but anyways i give it a 10/10

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