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A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

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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 Tom Thomas

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Evil wears many faces.

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Rated R for strong grisly violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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4 January 2013 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,744,470 (USA) (4 January 2013)

Gross:

$34,334,256 (USA) (22 February 2013)
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Originally, a plan for a new trilogy was pitched. The films would be released out of chronological order, with the second film coming out first and being set almost entirely in a hospital. The next film would be a prequel explaining the events that led up to the hospital scenario. The third film would complete the storyline. Fearing it was too ambitious and risky, the producers opted for a follow up to the original instead. See more »

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During the opening standoff, a Dodge Diplomat squad car is visible. Diplomats were produced from the 1980s into the early-'90s. See more »

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Heather Miller: Do your thing cuz!
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Hand of the Almighty
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This movie doesn't even try.
16 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

-The direction sucks. It has no atmosphere what so ever and when Leatherface gets a new mask it looks all old.

-The writing is awful. Its fails at basic math and logic. The writers(yes, plural) think that the number of years between 1974 and 2012 is 20-something.

-A subplots that go nowhere. The main character's boyfriend cheats on her with her best friend and she never founds out.

-The characters are one dimensional, stupid, and make extremely surreal decisions. When the main character runs from Leatherface she gets on a fairest wheel.

  • The dialogue is dumb and laughable.One character says "welcome to


Texas, motherf****er!" even though he has lived in Texas for years and "Do your thing cuz!" HAHAHA!

  • Even with a 39+ million budget the production value is crap. It uses


CGI gore and fire. And Leatherface's mask and Trey Song's decapitated head looks so much like plastic.

-The acting is bad. -It tries to make serial killing cannibals look like innocent people.

The only thing that was good was Alexandra Daddario well toned abs and sideboobs. One of the worst movies ever I have ever seen.


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