THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
As principal photography wrapped in
Austin, Texas on September 21st, 2002, all involved felt they had
shared in a unique film experience. "Everything about this film totally
surpassed all of my expectations," Jessica Biel reflects. "The
material really tested my emotional and physical limits, but one of the things
that gave me great comfort was having filmmakers like Marcus Nispel and Michael
Bay at the helm. Everyone involved had a really great time making this movie,
which usually tends to bleed into the final product. I hope that everyone who
sees this movie, along with being completely terrified, gets a sense of the
great enjoyment that our cast and crew had making it."
"What we're trying to do is
create a visceral experience," says Michael Bay. "We want a
no-holds-barred, not-joking-around movie about your worst nightmare. You're
stuck in this town and you can't get out. It's like a bad dream. I just
wanted to go back to the thrillers that I grew up with, where the terror was
"Audiences are going to be
devastated by what happens over the course of the movie," predicts Andrew
Form. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about raw emotion and terror,
and with the exception of The Silence of the Lambs and The Exorcist,
I can't remember a movie where the terror and fear resonate so deeply as they
do here. This film isn't about flying limbs and blood spurting at the camera,
it's about watching these characters make decisions that every audience member
would make in those life and death moments."
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