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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- A group of friends passing through are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw in order to sustain his poor family who can only afford to eat what they kill.


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Writers (WGA):
Kim Henkel (1974 screenplay) and
Tobe Hooper (1974 screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 October 2003 (USA) See more »
Inspired by a True Story See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Marcus Nispel 
Writing credits
Kim Henkel (1974 screenplay) and
Tobe Hooper (1974 screenplay)

Scott Kosar (screenplay)

Produced by
Jeffrey Allard .... executive producer
Michael Bay .... producer
Matthew Cohan .... associate producer
Joe Dishner .... co-producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Mike Fleiss .... producer
Andrew Form .... executive producer
Bradley Fuller .... executive producer (as Brad Fuller)
Kim Henkel .... co-producer
Tobe Hooper .... co-producer
Pat Sandston .... associate producer
Guy Stodel .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Jablonsky 
Cinematography by
Daniel Pearl (director of photography) (as Daniel C. Pearl)
Film Editing by
Glen Scantlebury 
Casting by
Lisa Fields 
Production Design by
Greg Blair 
Art Direction by
Scott Gallagher 
Set Decoration by
Randy Huke  (as Randy Smith Huke)
Costume Design by
Bobbie Mannix 
Makeup Department
Troy Breeding .... key makeup artist
Grady Holder .... makeup artist: special effects body dismemberment
Kelly Nelson .... key hair stylist
Carla Palmer .... head makeup artist (as Carla E. Palmer)
Scott Stoddard .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Joe Dishner .... unit production manager
Tami Goldman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenny Bates .... second unit director
Randy Fletcher .... first assistant director
Phil Hardage .... second assistant director (as Philip Hardage)
Katie Tull .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Steve Allen .... carpenter
Annilee Ballentine .... set dressing buyer (as Annilee Ballentine Ramirez)
Amy Bell .... assistant property master
Kevin Berve .... prop fabricator
Debbie Cortez Haber .... art department coordinator
Erick Garibay .... assistant props
David Hack .... set dresser
Heather Ingram .... art department intern
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator
Mark Millicent .... storyboard artist
King Orba .... property master (as Mark Wallace)
Melissa Pagen .... assistant: production designer
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser
Shane Patrick .... leadman
Jeremy Reeves .... set dresser
Charles Seale .... carpenter
Corissa Smith .... scenic artist
Christopher Stull .... set dresser
Kara Sutherlin .... stand-by scenic
Gary Wimmer .... lead scenic
Robert R. Wonson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
John Bires .... sound engineer
Stacy Brownrigg .... production sound mixer
Matt Colleran .... sound re-recordist
Thadd Day .... second boom operator
Chris Frazee .... boom operator
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound supervisor
Frederick Howard .... sound editor
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Kevin Maloney .... additional boom operator
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
Brad Sherman .... re-recording mixer
Gregg Silk .... assistant sound engineer
Branden Spencer .... supervising assistant sound editor
Christopher Sposa .... utility sound: additional photography
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Jon Taylor .... re-recording mixer
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Caron Weidner .... sound effects editor
Ed White .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Special Effects by
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects assistant
Rocky Gehr .... special effects
Brandon K. McLaughlin .... special effects supervisor
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Christopher A. Suarez .... special effects technician
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group (uncredited)
Kevin McTurk .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Andy Barrios .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Joel Behrens .... compositor: Asylum
Emma McGuinness .... visual effects executive producer: Asylum
Nathan McGuinness .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Matthew Merkovich .... digital effects (as Matt Merkovich)
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
Jason Schugardt .... visual effects supervisor
Greg Stuhl .... digital artist
Bridget M. Taylor .... digital artist: Asylum VFX
Jeff Werner .... visual effects producer
Jesse James Chisholm .... element photography (uncredited)
Felicia Faden .... texture artist (uncredited)
Mark Alan Loso .... compositor (uncredited)
Jill Brown .... stunt double
Anthony Cecere .... stunt coordinator
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Jessica Biel
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts
Carl Milinac .... stunts (re-shoots)
Lillie Miller .... stunt double
Bryon Weiss .... stunt double: R. Lee Ermey
John Cann .... stunt double: Mike Vogle (uncredited)
Jay Krueger .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Basquette .... digital video assist operator
Buzzy Burwell .... set lighting technician
Jason Casillas .... assistant camera
Matt Cowan .... grip
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Edison Jackson .... best boy electric
Eric Laudadio .... assistant camera (as Eric R. Laudadio)
Greg Lomas .... dolly grip
James Marks .... remote camera technician
Edward A. Navarro .... additional electrician
Eric Pickett .... additional video assist
Ryan Pilon .... assistant camera (second unit)
Paul Postal .... electrician: additional photography
Van Redin .... still photographer
Donis Rhoden .... best boy grip
Peter D. Roome .... additional first assistant camera
Andy Ryan .... chief lighting technician
Tom Shinn .... electrician
Peter Simonite .... additional photographer
Jeremiah Spinney .... grip
Greg Travis .... grip
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip
Sean Wright .... grip
Thomas Young .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Simonite .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa Fields .... local casting
Julia Kim .... casting associate
Meagan Lewis .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Abbey .... key costumer
Matthew Jerome .... costumer
Nyima Johnston .... wardrobe
Kathy Kiatta .... costume supervisor
Stephanie A. Steel .... costume production assistant
Yvonne Wilburn .... costumer
Editorial Department
Nathan R. Fitzgerald .... associate editor
John McCunn .... digital intermediate producer
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Sara Mineo .... post-production assistant
Thatcher Peterson .... digital color producer
Christopher Reichel .... digital intermediate conform editor
John Scheer .... digital intermediate editorial
Rob Sciarratta .... video color timer
Kurt Smith .... color timer
Location Management
Logan Cooper .... location scout
Joey Hudgins .... assistant location manager
Kelly Kernan .... location manager
Rana Morrison .... location assistant
Deborah J. Page .... location manager: re-shoots (uncredited)
Music Department
Bob Badami .... assistant music editor
Wayne Bell .... composer: original theme
Jay Flood .... composer: additional music
Tobe Hooper .... composer: original theme
Malcolm Luker .... score mixer
William V. Malpede .... music assistant (as William Malpede)
Melissa Muik .... score recordist
Jennifer Nash .... music editor
Paul Silver .... music editor: temp mix
Mel Wesson .... ambient music designer
Transportation Department
Greg Faucett .... transportation coordinator
Joseph Lockwood .... transportation (2006-2010)
Russell E. Scott .... picture cars
Other crew
Crisoforo Aguilar .... key set production assistant: additional photography
John Arszyla .... medic
Meg Beatty .... set production assistant
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer
Allison Bergstrand .... assistant: Mr. Field
Sidney Bowen .... assistant: Mr. Nispel
David Boyle .... Business and Legal Affairs
Brinton Bryan .... additional set production assistant
Doug Carter .... key set production assistant
Simon Cassels .... title designer
Mia Cevallos .... liaison: Chapman
Monique Champagne .... production assistant
Brad Wm. Clark .... assistant: Mr. Nispel (as Brad Clark)
Shanti Delsarte .... production coordinator
Tiffany Lynn Drucker .... production assistant
Aaron L. Enz .... assistant: Mr. Allard
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor (as Pam Fuller Vasquez)
Josh Gold .... assistant: Mr. Form and Mr. Fuller
Susan Jasso .... additional set production assistant
Lauren Kaufman .... assistant: Mr. Form and Mr. Fuller
Nell Kennedy .... production assistant
Vas Leonidov .... artistic consultant: Mr. Nispel
Carolyn Mcguinness .... assistant: Mr. Bay
Tammy McKendrick .... production coordinator
Rich Newman .... production assistant
Heidi S. Pavey .... production coordinator: additional photography
John M. Pisani .... unit publicist
Gabe Proctor .... additional video playback operator
DeLayne Rasmussen .... assistant production office coordinator
Mikey Reyes .... production and props assistant
Jeremy Roberts .... payroll accountant
Ralph Sall .... album producer
Alicia Utz .... assistant: Mr. Fleiss
Jeff Valeri .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Suzanne Welch .... assistant: Mr. Field
Leigh A. Wilbourn .... production coordinator
Edward Albolote .... assistant: Michael Bay (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Justin Herber .... assistant: Mr. Bay (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Christopher Scull .... production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Texas Chainsaw" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and drug content
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Evan Rachel Wood was considered for the role of the hitch hiker.See more »
Plot holes: When the Sheriff has the three characters prone in the dirt, he has their drivers licenses in his hand. As he starts to toss them down, the second license clearly states that it is an Arizona license. All three of the licenses are identical except for the picture. As he throws them down to them, he calls out the states of each of the owners. He first says "Arizona", although that is the second license, not the first one. He then says "Colorado" as he tosses down the Arizona license and finally says "New York" for the third.See more »
[first lines]
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...
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
If you want a gruesome film, here you go, 5 February 2012
Author: timaenot from Switzerland

I am a hardened spectator; that means, I have only seen a couple films in my whole life which I considered scary. I like horror films but usually get disappointed with them, as 99% of them do not frighten me in any way. This one did. It is an extremely consistent and successful effort to create a sense of horror which is, in the end, the ultimate means of the genre. It is not even about the plot; it is about the director's possibility to create an atmosphere of hopelessness which penetrates the film from the beginning on. The tension is built in a masterful manner, cinematic means like light, soundtrack and camera shots highlight the events in the most fitting way, the pace is just right, all elements contribute to a consistently thrilling and gruesome outcome. This film seems very modern in its effects and camera style but somehow retro in its imagery which is a successful tribute to the original version of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". A seldom example of a good remake.

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