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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

 -  Horror  -  17 October 2003 (USA)
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After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

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Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It's quickly apparent the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky youths suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface. Written by Love Hewitt

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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$9,200,000 (estimated)

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$370,662 (Spain) (21 May 2004)

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$562,521 (Spain) (28 May 2004)
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Erin's last name was supposed to be Hardesty, the same last name as lead character Sally ('Marilyn Burns') from the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »

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When Sheriff Hoyt climbs into the van to begin wrapping the dead hitchhiker's body with the plastic he begins wrapping the head first. Moments later, he is still wrapping the head but her whole body is already wrapped. See more »

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Narrator: The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of 5 youths. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected, nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them, an idyllic summer afternoon became a nightmare. For 30 years, the files collected dust in the cold-cases divison of the Travis County Police Department. Over ...
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Very Well Done Remake
19 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is the remake of the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I thought this remake was done very well, it was very scary and very brutal. Much better then many recent attempts at horror. Im not saying that this is better then the original or worse, because in my opinion the two films were made very differently. This isnt the exact same movie, there are different characters, and many scenes are different. There are lots of similarities and references. The movie had one of the darkest atmospheres ive ever encountered in a film and was extremely brutal and gorey. A must see for a fan or the original and its sequels and horror films. If you like this definitely check out Wrong Turn, another recent horror film that i was impressed with.


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