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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

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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.

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Jonathan Liebesman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordana Brewster ... Chrissie
Taylor Handley ... Dean
Diora Baird ... Bailey
Matt Bomer ... Eric
R. Lee Ermey ... Uncle Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
Andrew Bryniarski ... Thomas Hewitt / Leatherface
Lee Tergesen ... Holden
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Monty
Kathy Lamkin ... Tea Lady
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Luda Mae
L.A. Calkins ... Sloane (as Leslie Calkins)
Tim DeZarn ... Supervisor (as Tim deZarn)
Allison Marich Allison Marich ... Young Luda Mae
Marcus H. Nelson Marcus H. Nelson ... Lackey (as Marcus Nelson)
Lew Temple ... Sheriff Winston
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Storyline

In August, 1939, a worker goes into labor while working in a slaughterhouse and dies after a complicated labor, though the deformed child survives. The possibly orphaned baby is dumped in a garbage container and found by a beggar later, who brings him home. Along the years, the mentally retarded and disturbed boy called Thomas is raised by the Hewitt family in spite of having psychological problems as well as suffering from an unnamed skin disorder, later working in a meat packing plant. In July, 1969, when the facility is closed, the inhabitants move to other places, but the deformed, mentally childlike Thomas flies into a rage after being insulted and kills the foreman. His deranged brother (considered his uncle due to their age difference) executes the sheriff that is going to arrest Thomas, and assumes his identity, wearing his clothes,driving his car though the roads in Texas and entitling himself as Sheriff Hoyt. Meanwhile, the brothers Eric and Dean are traveling in a Jeep with... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Nicole Moore, Detroit, Michigan

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Every Legend Has a Beginning. See more »

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,508,228, 8 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,517,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,764,406
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Diora Baird who portrays Leatherface victim Bailey would later go on to star in the 2009 spoof Stan Helsing (2009) where her character among others must evade a collective of killers based off horror icons, one a blower wielding skin masked psychopath titled Pleatherface, a parody of Leatherface. See more »

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Hoyt hoses down Dean and Eric to clean the blood from their skin and clothes. The shot changes and when it goes back to them, their clothes are dry. See more »

Quotes

Dean: [Charlie walks in the door and Dean hits him] You motherfucker! Now, lets see what kind of soldier you are sheriff.
[Hits his head into the ground]
Dean: One! That was beautiful form sheriff!
[Smashes his head into the ground more]
Dean: Two! Halfway doesn't count dick head.
[Smashes his head again]
Dean: Three! Is that all you got, is that all you fucking got
[Continually smashing his Charlie's head into the ground]
Dean: You killed my girlfriend! Fuck you asshole, Fuck YOU! -
[pause]
[...]
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14 October 2006 | by mbwormSee all my reviews

Impresively taking "Texas Chainsaw" back to its roots, horror fans and cinema-goers alike should definitely give this prequel to the daring 2003 remake a chance. Although the remake in 2003 was excellent and had a tighter, more involving plot than this film, it breaks a barrier because rather than directly approaching the style of the remake and trying to live up to its success, this equally grisly thriller ignores all of the gloss, cinematography, pacing and story that it was inspired from. Instead, it goes back to the film style which made the nightmare in 1974, a more direct homage to the in your face horror that started it all.

This story is in 1963, right before the events of the 2003 film which took place in the early seventies. Jordana Brewster plays Chrissie, who is on a fun road-trip across Texas with her friends, Eric, Dean, and Bailey, played well off of each other by Matthew Bomer, Taylor Handley and Diora Baird.

Shortly after the terrifying, recognizable psycho Leatherface commits his first murders, a cross story involving an encounter with some nasty bikers throws the doomed teenagers flipping across the road in a surprisingly brutal accident.

After Sheriff Hoyt arrives (R. Lee Ermy in another chilling performance), to take control of the scene, the nightmare begins for Chrissie's friends as she watches them get taken away in his police car, unknowingly headed for the house which would become a place of torment and nightmares for years to ensue.

Appropriately gory and no-holds barred, Jonathan Liebesman creates a tight, slick and sadistic thriller in the eyes of Chrissie as she endlessly attempts to rescue her friends from a demented madman's clutches. This is a highly worthy and satisfying entry in the horror series that will make an indelible mark on your imagination, if not already done by the seemingly endless spew of remakes and graphic horror films.


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