The year is 1969. On one last fling before leaving to serve in the Vietnam War, two brothers, Dean and Eric, embark on a road trip across Texas with their girlfriends, Chrissie and Bailey.
After their jeep crashes on a deserted highway, the sadistic Sheriff Hoyt mysteriously arrives on the scene. Chrissie hides in the nearby brush as she helplessly watches the sheriff abduct her three friends.
Taking them to his secluded house of horrors, Hoyt introduces his new captives to the deranged Hewitt family and their gruesome son, Thomas/Leatherface, who has a ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture. Chrissie becomes an eyewitness to the gory carnage inflicted by Leatherface upon her friends and quickly realizes that she is their only hope of survival.
As far as prequels go, I thought this was actually decent, compared to a lot of the other ones. They showed just about everything you could ever want to know about the Hewitt family, from the remake version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They explain how Leatherface was born, raised, and got his first facial mask. Also, they show how the father lost his legs, and how the sheriff became the sheriff and how he lost his teeth.
The only real complaint I had about this movie was when Eric ran into the cow, on the road. They couldn’t be that far away to not see it in the road. First, he was driving normally and then turns around to shoot the biker and then hits a cow, out of no where. On top of that, there were 3 other people in the jeep, and no one saw the cow. That was probably the only problem I had with the movie. The rest of the movie seemed fine, in my opinion.
As for the acting, I thought everyone played their character roles very well. It was nice to see the Hewitt family have the same cast, as the 2003 remake. I hate when they try to make sequels and not keep the same people from the original. At least, this movie didn’t decide to make any changes, in that section (Thank God).
If you enjoyed watching the remake version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, then you will enjoy this part, as well. Even if you liked the original version a lot better, it still was a lot better than the older sequels, which I thought sucked. By older sequels, I mean “Leatherface (Part 3)” and “The Next Generation (Part 4)”.
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