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 (Robert Jacks) and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
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.
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.
This is the twisted tale of Vilmer (Matthew McConaughey) and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface (Robert Jacks). They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny (Renée Zellweger) and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods.Written by
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This is the first movie where Leatherface does not kill someone with a chainsaw. See more »
While Vilmer is tormenting Jenny at the table, we see Darla walking around in the background. During this scene, she puts her compact mirror back into her purse -- twice. See more »
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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In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS. See more »
The Canadian DVD release on the Lions Gate label is the uncut version, running just over 93 minutes. It bears the title "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" The Next Generation." See more »
Anyone expecting oscar caliber film material when they popped this nugget in their VCR is kidding themselves.
Saying this movie sucks is similar to the people who stand in front of me at McDonald's complaining that their burger wasn't prepared properly. This aint Western Sizzlin, ya know!
So it was mindless, laughable, and possessed all of the other attributes that all TCM movies have. So what.
Can we really say that the original TCM had any kind of cinematic value. It was intense, graphic...yes. But the dialogue, (the small amount that it required) was no more cerebral than any TCM produced after.
I agree with the viewer in Baltimore that the mechanical leg was very funny. I preferred the trailer park babe who was constantly making references to her fake breasts. She was funny. The movie did go downhill with the arrival of the freak in the limo. It became very disjointed. So did all of the others, though. All TCM movies have always been about one subject...mindless violence and shock value.
If you didn't like it...fine. I was disappointed that the two main characters are embarrassed about making the movie. It's not something to be proud of, no. But it is still a piece of film that they got paid for. Also a break that they were given, as unknown actors. Just goes to show that once actors make it to the top, they forget the mere humans at the bottom, that boosted them up.
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