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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | | 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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Release Date:

17 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La masacre de Texas  »

Box Office


$9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,094,014 (USA) (17 October 2003)


$80,148,261 (USA) (19 December 2003)

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A deleted subplot detailed Erin being pregnant, which was why, when they went to Mexico, she didn't "drink the water" or "smoke the weed," as they talked about in the final cut. See more »


Erin's shirt is tied in a knot for the entire movie. However, twice the shirt is not knotted...when running to the closet in the second house her shirt flops around but is again tied as soon as she is sitting with the rats. It is again loose as she runs outside in the rain by the meat factory - tied as she is sitting in the truck. 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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Damp, Filthy, and Frightening
2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's face it. There aren't, if any, good horror classic remakes. Good horror movies are not supposed to be remade, period. However, there are some remakes that come pretty close to "good" remakes, (such as The Ring) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of them. I watched this movie alone in the dark at midnight, with my DTS surround sound speakers, and it scared the HELL out of me! This movie intends to makes you feel damp, filthy and frightening. It takes itself very seriously, no jokes. The horror is non-stop, not allowing you to take a break. The fright and the gore satisfies most horror fans. Good style, good cinematography, well-directed. Of course, this movie cannot be compared to the original, but this is a pretty damn good horror movie itself.

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