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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

R | | Horror | 6 October 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uncle Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
Terrence Evans ...
Marietta Marich ...
Sloane (as Leslie Calkins)
Supervisor (as Tim deZarn)
Allison Marich ...
Marcus H. Nelson ...
Lackey (as Marcus Nelson)
Sheriff Winston


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,508,228 (USA) (6 October 2006)


$39,511,038 (USA) (29 December 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Diora Baird who portrays Leatherface victim Bailey would later go on to star in the 2009 spoof Stan Helsing (2009) where her character among others must evade a collective of killers based off horror icons, one a blower wielding skin masked psychopath titled Pleatherface, a parody of Leatherface. See more »


The flip-flops Chrissie is using by the pool, are made in Brazil, and bear a Brazilian flag. Although the brand is quite old, the model with the flag is recent (mid 90's). See more »


Sheriff Winston: [about tom aka Leatherface] You raised that retard right, you and me, we aint takin' this drive right now.
Sheriff Hoyt: He aint retarded, he's misunderstood.
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References Wrong Turn (2003) See more »


The High and Low of the Blues
Written by Roger Yeardley (BMI) and Tim Skidmore (BMI)
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Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

Very Good...Full-On Chainsaw. Lots of gore. Very little cheese.
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is very good...if you're into this kind of thing. It's nice to see a franchise splatter film that is intense and gory without being cheesy. Many of the current crop of splatter films are played intentionally cheesy for humor. Which is fine, but they shouldn't ALL be like that. This movie has some humor in it, but it's a darker humor, and not meant to be cheesy or campy.

Everything that comes to mind when you hear the words "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is in this movie. No wussing-out in this one! Murder, torture, cannibalism, insanity and a touch of the surreal. Oh yeah, and a chainsaw. No punches are pulled, so this flick is not for the squeamish.

Tonally it wasn't as surreal as the original, but it had a better (read: creepier) tone than the 2003 remake. Plenty of blood and guts. R. Lee Ermey plays a major character instead of a bit-player like in the 2003 remake, and the film benefits from this.

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