A couple named Michelle
(Kate Hodge) and Ryan (William Butler)
are on a road trip to Los Angeles but get
stuck in Texas by getting some gas at a
station where they run into a hillbilly
named Tex (Viggo Mortgenson) as he points
them in the right direction along with a
crazed gas station owner named Alfredo
(Tom Everett) as he seems to have shot
Tex when the couple speeds off.
Suddenly, havoc seems to follow them as a
truck drives them off and then they are
nearly slayed by a chainsaw maniac named
Leatherface (R.A. Mihailoff) while trying
to fix a flat tire.
Then their car crashes after being chased
off the road again by a scarred victim
along with a man named Benny (Ken Foree)
and are stranded in a wooded swamp
terrorised by Leatherface.
Michelle seems to escape from
Leatherface's grasps when she reaches a
house near the swamp thinking that she
can get help but she's in for more of a
terrifying event than ever while reaching
We have an impressive opening with shots
on Leatherface sitting
at a worktable in a shack and sewing
together people's skin to make a mask. A
nice shot on Sara staring in the window of the
shack looking very disturbed.
There's a great setting on Ryan and Michelle driving by at night when there's patrol
work on the side of the road from dug up
At a gas station scene we see a nice shot
on Alfredo cutting pieces of pictures on nude women
in a magazine which instantly gives away
that he's a demented one.
There is a good scene with a truck
hitting the car and scaring the people
We have a nice dark shot with Ryan and Michelle fixing a flat tire and
then Michelle herself is standing up with
the flashlight when she hears a sound
which almost came across suspensefully
but it looked slightly cheesy to pull it
There's a nice shot on Leatherface holding
his chainsaw and turning it on but is not
at all convincing by coming in for the
There's great adrenaline on Michelle when she is driving fast not listening to Ryan to stop the car.
A nice shot on two cars colliding and
A good shot on Tinker's truck
driving towards Benny.
The swampy area looked impressive while
all Ryan, Michelle and Benny are lost in the woods looking for one
another and footage of Leatherface's legs
walking and trying to hunt them down.
There's a good conversation scene between Benny and Michelle talking to
one another in the swamp on what is
Nice shots on both Michelle on the
bottom stairway of a house and the little girl on the top staircase too.
The happenings in the house with Michelle being nailed to the chair looked
believeably mad but the settings didn't
have as a creepy effect on it like you
saw in the original movie. It looked like
a modern day family at times and then
they act twisted the other times. It was
still well done as this was mainly
due to the writing of the film.
A nice close up shot on Ryan slowly opening his eyes while he is
pinned upside down like he was an animal
in a slaughterhouse.
Alfredo acts wild and crazy in the
swamp while dumping body parts in the
water which gives a good dark feeling to
There's a perfect shot with Benny acting
menacing on his shotgun shooting the
family and nice shots as well as
reactions on the family being hit by the
A fight sequence between Tex and Benny was
quite nicely choreographed as it looks
balls to the wall along with the heavy
music giving that direction a powerful
We also see nice shots on Benny and Leatherface fighting inthe swampy
water with a chainsaw rolling around in
the water too.
There's also a perfect shot on Michelle holding a shotgun towards Alfredo in a truck as you wonder if she will pull
Bottom line: Well there's the
rolling narration during the beginning of
this film like the first two talking
about the history that happened in 1973.
You kinda wonder if this was a direct
sequel to the first one but really it
doesn't explain itself that way when you
watch the movie and more like a corny
remake. It's a fun party flick but it doesn't do
alot for the plot of the film and not at
all effective like the first one and not
as bloody as the previous sequel with
less dark comedy to top it off. The film had some interesting effects and
they tried to make it look dark and scary
but failed in order to do so. Certain communities banned the first two
at rental stores for a short while during
the mid 90's only making this one
The acting is
quite good except for one of the lead
actors known as William Butler
(Ryan) as he tries way too hard to show
intensity and it is not believeable nor
is his character either. His reactions
and panicking after his car is hit is extremely fake. He reacts well as if he's drugged on painkillers.
Kate Hodge (Michelle) on the other hand seems
to have lots of spunk to her role and
seems to pour out alot of aggression and
scared emotions but not as good as
the original actress when she tries to freak out
at what is happening to her. Yet she cries well on set of the film
with all of this happening but she is not
bloody intense. Does well reacting to being drugged in a scene on painkillers. In another part of the story, she really
brings her insane words to action when
she explains what these people do and
shows nice intense expressions too. Shows nice intense anger and
agressions while calling for Leatherface's character to come and get her. Shows great menacing looks and puts
everything she's got by smashing a rock
on Leatherface's head.
Ken Foree (Benny) was believeable in his
role as a tough guy trying to save the
day from these maniacs and is impressive. He shows a nice shocked expression
on his face when a truck is charging towards him.
Supporting actress Toni Hudson
(Sara) was another impressive one with her
insane actions as a stranded one in the
wooded swamp trying to get away from the
Tom Everett (Alfredo) can come across as a
madman but sometimes is too much with his
role. He is good
at terrorising two of his fellow actors during the near beginning of his performance with his gun jumping around
and acting threatening.
Viggo Mortensen (Tex) was nothing too
spectacular in his role as the cowboy
chainsaw member but still can do his job
in this one.
Joe Unger (Tinker) really came across well at
being a vicious one in the family and had
the perfect looks too. He reacted well by acting
strange while setting up flares on the
ground during a certain part of the story.
R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface) wasn't convincing
enough to play the role of Leatherface as
he didn't seem so menacing but had the
right size for the role.
Jennifer Banko (Little Girl) stood out well as the
little girl of the chainsaw family as she
seems like a cute and evil child. She really showed nice sneering actions
We have some skin
that was already torn off a guys face
that is being constructed into a mask.
Some slimy body parts are pulled out of a
dug up grave
There's a violent bloodshed on a victim
being sawed in a swamp
Michelle's hands are hammered onto some
armchairs and it is graphic looking later
Body parts are being dumped in the swamp
Fingers and other parts of the chainsaw
family are being blown off by a shotgun
We have some nice stompin
and dark music by Jim Manzie and
Patrick Regan giving the film
that slasher type feel to the film.
We also have a real
effective balls to the wall metal
sountrack by groups like the ending song
"Leatherface" performed by Eraz
Rockit which suits the film for the
closing credits for headbangers who love
[after peeping on Michelle in the
bathroom] She likes it. She likes it
just fine. Just ask her!
Tex: Why don't you just shut up,
Alfredo: You shut the fuck up,
motherfucker. This is my place! I'll do
whatever I want here in my place!
Do you hear what I'm saying man? We're
Whaddaya think to our little lady?
Tinker: ...Uncertain. Looks like
she might get all screamy on us Eddie.
Tex: [Slams meat cleaver on
table] I wish you'd call me Tex. I
Tinker: Oh I'm sorry boy.
Goddamit, I'm sorry... how'd you like to
do us the honor of plugging that whore
[stripping Ryan] Hey, looky here:
Tex, Tinker: California.
Sshh. This gun makes an awfully loud
noise. And an awfully big hole.
Alfredo: Do I know you?
Benny: Shut up!
Alfredo: Look here Mister; I am
very scared of guns, so please, do not
point that at my face.
Benny: How many?
Alfredo: How many what, OJ?
Benny: How many sick bent-fucks
like YOU are there out here?
Alfredo: Darlin' I only got one
thing to say to you; I don't like the
tone of your voice.
Benny: What is this? Booby traps?
Camel netting? What are you people doin'
Alfredo: Big suprise... FUCK YOU
Benny: [Punches Alfredo into
the bog] One down.
Junior loves them private parts. We knows
what to do with them parts. Cut my own
out years ago, I did.
Come on sweetheart. Let's see what you
Benny: The fuck is wrong with you
people? Why don't you leave us alone?
Tex: We're hungry.
Benny: You never heard of pizza?
Time for dinner!
Benny: [lights lighter]
You're toast, fuck!