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Based loosely on true events that inspired the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip becomes a terrifying descent into madness when they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 19 S-words, 15 GD's, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief but raunchy sexual situations. VIOLENCE: Numerous bloody killings, mutilations, etc. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Marijuana and cigarette smoking. ACTION: Foot chases. COMEDY: Darkly humorous lines and situations; drug humor.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Above Average "Nevertheless, after the slow, deliberate start,
there's plenty to keep both casual horror viewers and die-hards involved.
There's nothing extraordinary or groundbreaking here, but the film delivers with
enough consistency to warrant a qualified recommendation for those seeking a few
extra scares at this time of the year.''
Review Terrible "The new version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
is a contemptible film: Vile, ugly and brutal. There is not a shred of a reason
to see it.''
Review Average "Like the 1974 version, this somewhat altered version is
shorter on graphic bloodletting than you might expect, partly because of so much
action taking place in dark locales. And though it, too, supposedly takes place
in the early '70s, a few references to Lynyrd Skynyrd are the only bows to
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Very Poor "...this new SAW film is so utterly unimaginative it
doesn't even count as hommage; it's just a smudgy copy of a still
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
As is ALWAYS the case with horror movies, the opinions are mixed. However, these opinions are quite a bit higher than I'm used to seeing on horror movies. Only a relatively few moviegoers didn't like it at all and the majority rated it very high.
As could be expected, the guys enjoyed it more than the ladies, but not by much more. Even the few adults enjoyed it, especially the males.
If this looks like your type of movie GO SEE IT! Your chances of enjoying it are quite good.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
On August 20th, 1973, police were
dispatched to the remote farmhouse of Thomas Hewitt, the former head-skinner at
a local slaughterhouse in Travis County, Texas. What they found within the
confines of the cryptic residence was the butchered remains of 33 human victims,
a chilling discovery that shocked and horrified a nation in what many still
refer to as the most notorious mass murder case of all time. Wearing the
grotesque flesh masks of his victims and brandishing a chainsaw, the killer,
known as "Leatherface,” would gain infamy when sensational headlines were
splashed across newspapers throughout the state of Texas: "House of Terror
Stuns Nation – Massacre in Texas.”
Local authorities would eventually gun down a man wearing a leathery mask and
declare they had their killer, which abruptly closed the case; however, in the
years that followed, many close to the grisly murder case would come forward to
level accusations that police had botched the investigation and knowingly killed
the wrong man.
Now, for the first time, the only known survivor of the killing spree has broken
the silence and come forward to tell the real story of what happened on a
deserted rural Texas highway when a group of five young kids inadvertently found
themselves besieged by a chainsaw-wielding madman, one who would leave a trail
of blood and terror that would forever become known as "The Texas Chainsaw