The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 23438

Average Rating: 1.9/4

# of Ratings: 68

Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/2006

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Actors: Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski

Plot: Shows the beginning of the Hewitt family's murderous reign of terror in a backwater Texas town and how Leatherface came to be, with the victims being a couple of Vietnam-bound men and their girlfriends. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/19/2011

As good as the original

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lpd381 - wrote on 12/31/2010

This movie actually really surprised me. When I saw the previews for this movie I scoffed at the thought of them trying to make a prequel. This movie actually did a pretty good job of explaining some of the habits of the family as well as a little bit of leatherface and why he is the way he is. The acting was also pretty good for a horror movie. Overall not nearly as good as the original but still a fairly good watch.

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horrorlover101 - wrote on 01/17/2009

I thought this was a very good addition to the legacy that is the Hewitt family. As a big horror fan it had enough gore and violence to satisfy even the most depraved fan and the writing was actually pretty well done for this sort of horror. One of the things that I will complain about is that the Hewitt family had more character development than the victims but other than that this a definite must see for horror fans!!

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A weaker link in the chain(saw) than previous.

cockney0_1 - wrote on 03/31/2009

The problem with most successful movies - horror in particular - is that people tend to see dollar signs and, usually inferior, sequels are routinely made and released. This is certainly true of the original '...Chainsaw' movie, with only part three serving the same sort of nastiness as the first, but it was still lacking in most other departments. The makers of the 2003 remake said there wouldn't be a sequel, but instead, after many requests from fans to address the psychotic Hewitt 'family's' history, they made this prequel (although this one is directed by Jonathan Liebesman in place of Marcus Nispel), detailing not only how and why Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski) first put on a mask, but also how Sheriff Hoyt (R.Lee Ermey) came to be and how the family entered into the madness …

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