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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:
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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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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8 October 2006 | by (United States Kentucky Hancock) – See all my reviews

I would like it be stated first that I really hated the last two Texas Chainsaw movies. Those being the remake and Next Generation. This one however being a prequel to the remake had a raw intensity that I had not seen in years and I loved it. I still like the first three chainsaws better but this was a step up to the old days. R. Lee Ermy brought something new to his performance in this that I felt was vastly lacking in his first attempt and that was a caring of the series. It seemed like the role fit him more in this. Andrew Byrinasli or however you spell it, is cool now because he is the first person ever to play Leatherface twice now, go Andrew. Go see this movie it is cool.

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