Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.Written by
Mark J. Popp <email@example.com>
Submitted 11 times to the MPAA. On each submission, more and more footage was cut out, some of which was lost forever. See more »
At the climax, the chainsaw falls into a small lake/body pit and slowly begins to sink. First of all, the chainsaw's weight would have caused it to sink almost immediately, not slowly. Secondly, somehow the chainsaw continues running despite the fact that no one is giving it gas and it is partially submerged in water. See more »
Come on sweetheart. Let's see what you got.
What the fuck is wrong with you people? Why don't you leave us alone?
You never heard of pizza?
[swings at Tex and misses]
I like liver...
and pain! And pain! And pain!
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The laserdisc edition also presents the alternate ending and sledgehammer scene used for the roughcut and not included in the film itself. The ending is as follows: Benny is killed in the lake in a more graphic shot. A burnt Tex then grabs Michelle as she tries to leave, and she pushes him up against a trap, where he is impaled. Michelle then is caught by Leatherface and hits him in the head with the rock. After falling asleep by a tree, she staggers down the road the next day and is passed by a police car. Flagging it down, she stops when she sees the little girl in the backseat, laughing. Michelle begins to cackle and collapses in the road; the last shot is of a "Don't Mess with Texas" bumper sticker. This ending is very rough, edited from both film and videotape sources. At one point you can hear crewmembers talking in the background. A counter is barely visible in videotaped shots, almost entirely matted out by the lower black bar. The sledgehammer scene goes as follows: the little girl suddenly walks into the kitchen and begs Tex to let her kill Ryan. He agrees and boosts her up on the counter, where she grabs a metal ring hanging from the ceiling. On the count of three, she pulls and a sledgehammer flies towards Ryan's head (the impact is still offscreen). The girl then catches his blood in a mug as she did for Michelle and puts the mug on the table. This scene is shown unmatted and from a somewhat worse film element than the movie. The music used to introduce the girl also plays in the background here. See more »
A serviceable conclusion to the "original trilogy"
No matter how many sequels, reboots, spinoffs, or rehashes The Texas Chainsaw gets, none will compare to the original. That's a given. But there are some installments in Leatherface's interesting journey throughout the decades that are solid enjoyable movies on their own, such as the 2003 remake and this one. Here I feel like the campiness of TCM2 met the thrills of the original TCM in a healthy middle ground. There are some ridiculous one-liners, but they're placed fittingly unlike the second movie where the comedy felt forced and sloppy. The acting in the movie is above average too, with your standard "now famous but previously in a crappy horror sequel" actor to boot.
The main reason this is better than its predecessor is because it actually has suspense; not a lot of it but it's there. The creepy moments somewhat resemble scenes from the original but none of it feels rehashed. There are characters you can root for, and Leatherface is actually (kind of) scary again. There's also a satisfying climax, fit with heavy metal and cheesy lines that belong in a Marlon Wayans movie. It's just a fun popcorn horror movie with some gore, a couple thrills, and a decent amount of laughs. All in all, a movie is meant to entertain, and for the most part, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III did exactly that. Worth a watch for hardcore slasher fans.
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