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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Cast: Jessica Biel, Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, more...
Director: Marcus Nispel, Marcus Nispel
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Studio: New Line Home Video
Genre: Horror, Slashers, Cannibals
Running Time: 98 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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One of the most infamous horror films of the 1970s is revisited in this remake produced by action-spectacle maven Michael Bay. In the summer of 1973, four teenagers -- Erin (Jessica Biel), Morgan (Jonathan Tucker), Kemper (Eric Balfour), and Andy (Mike Vogel) -- are driving through Texas on a road trip when they pick up a hitchhiker, Pepper (Erica Leerhsen), who is on her way to Mexico to score some dope. With Pepper adding to the party atmosphere, the other four decide to join her, but as they're passing through a small town in Travis County, they see a bloody and distraught girl (Lauren German) wandering by the side of the road, and after stopping to help her, they realize she's been involved in something horribly traumatic. As the kids try to help the girl piece together the story of what happened, they find themselves drawn into the web of a murderous family of subnormal cannibals. Inspired -- like the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, and Deranged -- by the crimes of Wisconsin multiple murderer Ed Gein, this remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre also features narration by John Larroquette, who narrated the original film (it was his first screen credit), as well as supporting performances by R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Prine, and Andrew Bryniarski. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Well Done by alienx June 6, 2004 - 3:07 PM PDT
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I probably watched the original years ago and thought it was amusing (no movie was scary or gross to me in college). This remake was very good though. I ended up having to re-rent the original just to decide how good this remake was. They did a great job.

The story is slightly altered, but not in a bad way. I think it just cleaned up nicely, while keeping the heart of the original story. The cinematography was excellent, the scares and gore were almost too much (if that's possible). And it was all done in a very current, 70's style.

I am very critical of Part 2's and remakes, but I was not disappointed by this film at all. In fact, I would recommend this one over the original!

Give it a look!

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