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.
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
After the first massacre in 1974, the townspeople suspected that the Sawyer family were responsible. A vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family. Decades later, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her grandmother. She decides to bring her friends along on the road trip to investigate her inheritance. On arrival, she discovers she has inherited a mansion, but is yet to uncover the terrors that lurk in the basement underneath it. Written by
A draft of the script had Leatherface's name being Jebadiah Sawyer. However, this was later changed to Jedidiah Sawyer. In the 2003 remake, Jedidiah is the name of a young member of the Hewitt family. See more »
Leatherface appears to move very fast and limber and very fit to be able to chase around Heather and her friends. Given that the film is set 39 years later he would be in his 60's and not physically fit to terrorize the characters as seen in the film. See more »
The only really good thing about this movie is that it picks up right where the original left off, with a new opening scene featuring many of the original actors, but sadly, they're barely used. After that it skips ahead to a new sort-of sequel, even though the time span doesn't make sense (It goes from 1974 to 2012, even though the main character, who was a baby back then, is in her 20s, but there's iphones and modern music too.) The characters are all bland and barely developed, including leatherface himself. The action scenes are just decent or really dumb, like the scene at the carnival. The gore switches from practical effects to bad CGI at points, and it's hard to take seriously. The movie is very straightforward, even for this genre, and there are some gaping plot holes and a twist ending that is so unbelievable that it actually upset me a bit.
You should only watch this movie if you want to laugh at how bad it is. Other than that, don't bother.
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