The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Genre:  Horror
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: October 6, 2006
DVD: January 16, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.66
based on 928 votes and 63 reviews
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Cast: Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Jordana Brewster, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski, Matt Bomer


It's 1969. The conflict in Vietnam has exploded to immeasurable proportions, and 18-year-old Dean Hill's (Taylor Handley) number is up. But first, Dean, his brother Eric (Matthew Bomer) and their respective girlfriends, Bailey (Diora Baird) and Chrissie (Jordana Brewster) head across Texas for a final fling of serious fun.

Soon after their journey begins, the spirited foursome are spooked by a menacing pair of bikers, Holden and his girlfriend, Alex. When Alex chases the group's jeep, propelling them into a serious accident, Chrissie is thrown from the vehicle. As Alex attempts to rob the injured trio, Sheriff Hoyt (R. Lee Ermey) arrives on the scene. Hidden in the nearby brush, Chrissie watches as the sheriff kills Alex in cold blood and then taunts her friends before ordering them into the back of the patrol car.

Hoyt heads to the Hewitt family home where Thomas, who is being groomed to become the terrifying monster known as Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski), and the rest of the Hewitt clan await. In an effort to save her friends, Chrissie attempts to convince Holden to help her, but he is on a one-man rampage to avenge his girlfriend's death. As Chrissie witnesses the horrors inflicted by the Hewitt family upon the people she loves, she realizes she is their only hope of survival.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Michael Bay, Mike Fleiss, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Screenplay: David J. Schow, Sheldon Turner
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  • 1 star "Garbage prequel to a garbage remake. An insulting cash grab. Nothing more."
  • 5 stars "I loved this movie to death I thought that it was scary adn intense and well acted but about the comment below is not true this is not based on a true story Chrisse, Dean, Bailey, Eric etc. do not exist leatherface is based off of the notorious serial killer Ed Gein as was Norman Bates from Psycho, and Ted Levine in The Silence of the Lambs. I still loved it but I want people to know that none of this ever really happened a more accurate description of his early years can be found in Psycho and his later years in Silence of the Lambs the only similarity between leatherface and Gein is that Gein worked in a slaughterhouse and wore his victims faces but I stil loved thsi movie to death."
  • 5 stars "whoever thinks this movie sucks dont understand that people really died and the storie needs too be told because it is a reality like ornot."