The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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Released 2006

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Director:
Jonathan Liebesman
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is the 2006 prequel to the popular remake of the 1974 horror classic. Sloane (Leslie Calkins), a worker in a slaughter house, gives birth to a deformed baby at the factory, which gets put out into a bin where trampy Luda Mae Hewitt (Marietta Marich) finds it and decides to take it home and care for it as one of her own... Jump forward to 1969 where two brother's Eric (Matthew Bomber) and Dean (Taylor Handley) along with their girlfriends Chrissie (Jordana Brewster) and Bailey (Diora Biard) are driving across Texas before the brother's are sent to Vietnam, unfortunately they have an accident when they crash into a cow and then find themselves being robbed at gunpoint by a biker chick (Emily Kaye). Sheriff Hoyt (R. Lee Emery) arrives and the four friends think they are saved but he takes them home with him and introduces them to his family including Thomas Hewitt (Andrew Bryniarski) who happens to be a deformed cannibalistic chainsaw wielding killer always on the lookout for fresh meat...moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Nathan Lee

    Mindlessly repeats the archetypal "Chainsaw" scenario.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    This is not a slick, jokey horror movie in the post-"Scream" mold, but a genuine attempt to strip the coating from the audience's nerves. It's nasty and brutish, if not particularl...

  • 20

    Variety

    Auds would be well advised not to attempt "Beginning" on a full stomach.

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    Horror, Suspense

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    bloody and violent, back from the dead, good vs. evil, sex sells, ruthless killing