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.
Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It's quickly apparent the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky youths suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface.Written by
In the original script, the character Jedidiah was going to wear a Felix the Cat T-shirt throughout the movie. This was later scrapped because the copyright holders of Felix the Cat wouldn't allow it. However, the novelization of the movie features the character wearing the shirt. Also, Jedidiah was going to be killed by Leatherface by slicing his chainsaw through his back because he let Erin and Morgan go. This was later scrapped because the filmmakers thought it was too intense. See more »
When the Sheriff is holding the drivers licenses of the three characters who are laying on the ground, what appears to be their date of birth is shown to be the same on all three, 3-11-92. Also, even though they are supposedly from three different states, the printing and information on the licenses are identical. They show the same address, "37218 N. A..." (you cannot see any more of the street name), and you see what appears to be "District Of..." on the bottom line where the state would be. This would mean they all live together and are from Washington, District of Columbia. See more »
The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of 5 youths. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected, nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them, an idyllic summer afternoon became a nightmare. For 30 years, the files collected dust in the cold-cases divison of the Travis County Police Department. Over ...
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Typical horror movie beginnings sometimes lend way to fantastic journeys. ok, maybe not here, but this movie did kick large amounts of ass. it really didn't try too hard to be the original, and that was smart. the original was good, but you have to put it in context. i don't think people could watch the first half hour of the original without being bored out of their skulls, having never seen it before. but since i've seen it dozens of times, i know what carnage lies ahead.
but, this is a new day. you can't treat horror the same way. we're scared by "jacob's ladder" and "the sixth sense." TCM-2K3 reflects this. don't expect lingering, tacky antagonist camera shots, ala freddy kreuger. this movie is supposed to have some mystery. so what, if we don't see every stitch of leatherface. that's not the point.
the cast wasn't remarkable, but, more importantly, they weren't annoying. you really did kinda feel bad for them. i really dig how they were able to capture the same feeling of "creepiness" as the original, but through different means.
finally, i need to give important marks to the director for camera work. very innovative shot keep the film alive, and any horror gimmicks that were used were not over used. editing was timely and precise; no need to show more than necessary. go see this in the theater!
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