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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

 -  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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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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Erlebe die Geburt der Angst (Witness the birth of fear) See more »

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

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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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Trivia

Taylor Handley impressed the director and producers so much when auditioning for the film, that they cast him immediately after the audition. See more »

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In the meat house Chrissie hides in the blood pool, but when she is driving away she is clean. See more »

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[seeing Baby Thomas aka Baby Leatherface for the first time]
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Don't expect anything new
7 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Please don't get me wrong, this is a good horror film. To those looking for gore, it is there any there is plenty of blood shed. I would speculate several scenes have been cut to appease the mpaa. Had this film been release before Hostel, The Hills Have Eyes, or the Saw Franchise, more of the film would have ended up on the cutting room floor. The film is being advertised as it will show up how Tommy Hewitt became Leatherface. Anyone looking for any real discovery to this information will have to look somewhere else. Truthfully the only real incite into the Hewitt family origin is how a homicidal sexual deviant was able to become a Sheriff. Being a prequel, the lack of background information is, to say the least, disappointing.

I don't want to get into specifics, but there are several parts where the film feels as though it being recycled. Some scenes feel as if they were rehashed from other Chainsaw films, needless to say they did not live up. Add to this the typical slasher clichés (don't go upstairs/down to the basement, etc) and it only adds to the predictability.


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