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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 (Robert Jacks) and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.


Kim Henkel


Kim Henkel (characters), Tobe Hooper (characters) | 1 more credit »
4,131 ( 713)
Bottom Rated Movies #57 | 1 nomination. See more awards »





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 ... 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 David Laurence ... Jenny's Stepfather
Grayson Victor Schirmacher Grayson Victor Schirmacher ... Grandfather
Jeanette Wiggins Jeanette Wiggins ... Woman Eating Chocolates


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>

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The legend is reborn. 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?


Another element noted by critics and movie scholars is this movie's overt references to cross-dressing in the Leatherface character, which was briefly explored in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), but implemented to a greater extent. Robert Wilonsky of the Houston Press commented on this movie's treatment of the character, writing that this movie "turns Leatherface (Robert Jacks) into a cross-dressing nancy boy who screams more than he saws." According to Robert Jacks, he wrote the character as one who assumes the persona of the person whose face he wears: "The confused sexuality of the Leatherface character is complex and horrifying at the same time", he said in a 1996 interview. Movie scholar Scott Von Doviak also took note of this, likening Leatherface's presentation in this movie to that of a "tortured drag Queen." See more »


When Jenny jumps through the window, as she lands on the roof she rolls to the side and her legs fly upward. You can clearly see she has protective padded socks on to protect her ankles. She is barefoot in all previous and following shots. See more »


[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

Old (out of print) Japanese laserdisc (which used the title of "Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre) included the complete uncut version of the film. See more »


Featured in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »


Milky Way Jive
Written by Erik Moll
Performed by Erik & Erik
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7 March 2002 | by lil_tim_989See all my reviews

well where do i start. OK now this by no means will turn out to be a classic but it was an alright flick not near as good as the first three but still watchable. Sometimes the film will lose attention but well its a cheesy horror flick at its best and well its ok what else can I say 6/10

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Release Date:

1 January 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,235, 24 September 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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