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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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In August, 1939, a worker goes into labor while working in a slaughterhouse and dies after a complicated labor, though the deformed child survives. The possibly orphaned baby is dumped in a garbage container and found by a beggar later, who brings him home. Along the years, the mentally retarded and disturbed boy called Thomas is raised by the Hewitt family in spite of having psychological problems as well as suffering from an unnamed skin disorder, later working in a meat packing plant. In July, 1969, when the facility is closed, the inhabitants move to other places, but the deformed, mentally childlike Thomas flies into a rage after being insulted and kills the foreman. His deranged brother (considered his uncle due to their age difference) executes the sheriff that is going to arrest Thomas, and assumes his identity, wearing his clothes,driving his car though the roads in Texas and entitling himself as Sheriff Hoyt. Meanwhile, the brothers Eric and Dean are traveling in a Jeep with... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Nicole Moore, Detroit, Michigan

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

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6 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,145 (Argentina) (24 November 2006)

Gross:

$39,511,038 (USA) (29 December 2006)
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Zachary Knighton was strongly considered for the role of Eric. See more »

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When the 4WD they were driving near the start flips over, just before it gets towed away, you can see the floor automatic transmission lever is in 'park'. when the camera looks out the front window at the old man and tow truck, you can see the shift lever on the steering column in "park" as well. See more »

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Dean: [Charlie walks in the door and Dean hits him] You motherfucker! Now, lets see what kind of soldier you are sheriff.
[Hits his head into the ground]
Dean: One! That was beautiful form sheriff!
[Smashes his head into the ground more]
Dean: Two! Halfway doesn't count dick head.
[Smashes his head again]
Dean: Three! Is that all you got, is that all you fucking got
[Continually smashing his Charlie's head into the ground]
Dean: You killed my girlfriend! Fuck you asshole, Fuck YOU! -
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the 2nd best chainsaw film?
12 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been a Texas chainsaw fanatic since i saw the original (when i was about 8) and all the sequels obviously tried hard (except the one with Bridget Jones in which was an utter waste of time) but ultimately failed to be worthy of following up such a classic. the remake was OK, it looked great and had some quality violence but didn't really hit the spot.

but when i had finished watching this one (a prequel to a remake?) I've got to say i was very impressed, of course it had problems. the odd character didn't seem to have much of a purpose other than to die horribly and scared teenage girls still have that tendency to walk towards the screams of pain rather than leg it, but the grimness and violence of it all was pretty much relentless. there was no crap attempts at humour (other than the 'sherrif' but thats laughing at how out of order he is) and once it gets going it doesn't stop until the abrupt ending.

it looks great, the violence is above and beyond what you expect to see at a cinema (i don't know all the cuts made to the us version but the UK version seems to be about 8mins longer) and it felt like i was watching something that deserved to have 'texas chainsaw massacre' in the title.

if you like horror and gore films you should have a great time, go see.


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