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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)

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 (Robert Jacks) 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 ... Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
Joe Stevens ... W.E. Slaughter
Lisa Marie Newmyer ... Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ... Sean
Tyler Shea Cone Tyler Shea Cone ... Barry (as Tyler Cone)
James Gale James Gale ... Mr. Rothman
Chris Kilgore Chris Kilgore ... Rothman's Chauffeur
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 (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 Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If looks could kill he woudn't need a chainsaw. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Barry and Heather are walking along in the woods, as Barry says, "That bitch, she started this whole thing," his collar changes from tucked under his black suit to suddenly being out, between shots. 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 »

Connections

Followed by Texas Chainsaw (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Bodcaw
Written by Richard Johnson and Randy Cox
Performed by Blind Willie's Johnson
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User Reviews

Bizarre, but good.
16 November 1998 | by ahaneySee all my reviews

This movie is incredibly strange, and a hell of a lot of fun

besides. Matthew M. goes hog wild as the lead psycho, and his

entourage of crazies provide for some hilarious interactions.

The on-screen insanity is real enough to pull you in and make

you feel like you are part of this frightening (and funny)

nightmare world. As long as you don't go into it expecting a

treatise on the whole horror movie genre, you'll have a good time.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,235, 24 September 1995

Gross USA:

$185,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,898
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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