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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original title)
A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director:

Kim Henkel

Writers:

Kim Henkel (characters), Tobe Hooper (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
Matthew McConaughey ... Vilmer
Robert Jacks ... Leatherface Slaughter
Tonie Perensky Tonie Perensky ... Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
Joe Stevens ... W.E. Slaughter
Lisa Marie Newmyer Lisa Marie Newmyer ... Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ... Sean
Tyler Shea Cone ... Barry (as Tyler Cone)
James Gale James Gale ... Mr. Rothman
Chris Kilgore Chris Kilgore ... Rothman's Chauffeur
Vince Brock Vince Brock ... I'm Not Hurt
Susan Loughran Susan Loughran ... Jenny's Mother
David Laurence ... Jenny's Stepfather
Grayson Victor Schirmacher Grayson Victor Schirmacher ... Grandfather
Jeanette Wiggins Jeanette Wiggins ... Woman Eating Chocolates
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Storyline

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,111, 1 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,626
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut) | (cut) | (video) (1997) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Intended by director Kim Henkel to be the "real" sequel to the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The characters of Vilmer and W.E. were intended to be the Hitchhiker and Cook characters from the original film. Jim Siedow was approached to reprise his Cook character, but was unable to. See more »

Goofs

When Jenny is in the car with Vilmer, there is a radio speaker hanging on a wire next to her. When she says, "What's gonna happen to me," between shots the radio speaker disappears from the end of the wire. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: August 18, 1973. News of a bizarre, chainsaw wielding family - reports which were to ignite the world's imagination - began to filter out of central Texas. Regrettably not one of the family members was ever apprehended and for more than ten years nothing further was heard. Then, over the next several years at least two minor, yet apparently related incidents, were reported. Then again nothing. For five long years silence...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Finnish video version excludes numerous scenes including violence. Cut by more than 15 minutes. See more »


Soundtracks

Voodoo Kiss
Written by Dan Bowman and Jack Shea
Performed by The Naughty Ones (as Naughty Ones)
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honestly one of the best movies I've ever seen
10 January 2007 | by stu2006See all my reviews

You couldn't make a worse movie if you tried. This movie does everything wrong, leaves out HUGE parts of the plot line, and has some of the worst acting i've ever seen. This combination is basically the perfect storm for making one of the most poorly made and crappiest movies of all time. The thing is, thats what makes it freaking hilarious. The craptasical nature of this movie combined with the COMPLETE seriousness with which it is delivered is perfect. Honestly, when i say you couldn't make a worse movie, i mean you couldn't make a funnier one. This movie is one of the best comedies I've ever seen, hands down. Can we say matthew mcconaughey and a TV remote operated bionic leg? Yeah, best movie of 94 and truly kickstarted renee zelweger's career


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