The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

2006 "What you know about fear... doesn't even come close."
5.8| 1h31m| R| en| More Info
Released: 06 October 2006 Released
Producted By: New Line Cinema
Country: United States of America
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Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills one of the bikers and brings Chrissie's friends to the Hewitt homestead, where young Leatherface is learning the tools of terror.



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SoTrumpBelieve Must See Movie...
Huievest Instead, you get a movie that's enjoyable enough, but leaves you feeling like it could have been much, much more.
Borserie it is finally so absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that’s also a detective story.
ThedevilChoose When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
mikekalb-28834 I can't believe the low rating this has on here (hence why I don't go by others reviews for movies). I thought this movie w as well done. I loved how it filled in the gaps from the remake. R Lee Ermey (RIP) did an amazing job! He will be missed.
Ilikehorrormovies I recently re watch for Halloween (my favorite day) and I wish I watch Jaws instead. I use to like this movie but I found a lot of mistake. The lack of story, some overstuffed people, and loud noise. Oh I forgot JUMPSCARES!! This was a letdown, disappointment, and mediocre. I'm sad because I like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise, the first one is a classic, I haven't watch 2,3&4 but I thought the remake was decent nothing special, and this is disappointing and screw Texas Chainsaw 3D, This movie was better. Good death scene but bad movie.
Leofwine_draca And so the cycle goes on. This time, the latest film in the Texas Chainsaw series (the sixth to date) is a prequel to the remake, claiming to reveal the origins behind Leatherface and show the viewer how this sadistic, inhuman killer and his mad family came to exist. That's the claim, anyway. In reality, the first twenty minutes are the 'prequel' bit, and then the film becomes just another formula movie with the same elements – a vehicle full of youths runs foul of the inhabitants of the remote farmhouse and are butchered one by one.Those expecting enlightenment will come away sorely disappointed – but maybe that's the point. Leatherface has no origin: he's just a brutal, faceless killer, a hulking he-man with a taste for flesh. His 'family' are all crazy and have always been that way. However, THE BEGINNING does manage to capture some of the raw grittiness of the original film, something that the last few sequels and the remake were missing; perhaps it's the period setting or the bleached cinematography, but this is a film that has the right 'look' to it. It's just a shame that look is wasted in such a mundane and routine film.You know, I'm getting mighty tired of these backwoods/rural/mutant/woodland killer films of late, because they're all the same: no story, just endless chases, captures and escapes. I'm thinking of the likes of WRONG TURN, MANHUNT; none of them are offering anything new, just more of the same. Jump scares and outrageous gore are no match for a good script and atmosphere, and THE BEGINNING is missing the latter two, although the gore is here in spades. In a film market saturated by the likes of HOSTEL and SAW, this is a film that goes all out to become the grisliest Texas Chainsaw movie yet. Skin is flayed off, people's faces are removed and the living are chainsawed into pieces, all shown in gritty, close-up detail. The blood flows freely and there's an emphasis on sadism and repellent torture and barbarity that makes this hard to watch; at the same time, you quickly become desensitised to it all, unlike in a film such as HOSTEL where my heart was pounding throughout.The cast members are pretty predictable – the usual bunch of bland twentysomethings who you don't really care about or engage with as they get variously slaughtered in gruesome ways. Jordana Brewster, the skinny heroine, is particularly bland and unremarkable, and I think the buxom blonde Diora Baird would have made for a far better 'scream queen'. Bryniarski looks the part as Leatherface but lacks the hulking, quiet menace that Gunnar Hansen brought to the role, although R. Lee Ermey has a ball as an absolutely despicable bad guy. And so there you have it – more gore than before but no new ideas in another ultimately bland and pointless teen terror flick.
GL84 Going on a road-trip together, two brothers and their girlfriends going to reenlist in the Army find their stop-off in Texas puts them into contact with the vicious Hewitt family and their chainsaw- wielding son Leatherface and must find a way of getting away alive.This one was a pretty big disappointment, and only has several good things throughout it. One of the biggest positives for this one is that this ups considerably the two factors that had plagued the previous entries in the gore and body count. This one has almost enough deaths than all the previous entries alone, and it generates these through some rather some fun scenes in here. The car chase from the bar and the resulting crash where they get confronted by the family is quite a rather chilling sequence where they get taken away in a creepy manner, while the cutting scenes in the basement are quite stomach-churning there's quite a lot more to like here from the creepiness of the family as they hold the friends hostage. From their torture methods of continually hitting them to continually forcing them to perform arduous tasks in impossible conditions and leaving traps that prevent their escape to their sheer calmness at all of the brutality unleashed and all of their bizarre traditions, they seem weird and creepy which is a great facet that lets the gore really fly in here. The only other thing that works is the final chase through the meat factory which is really great as well, being a really long, brutal and exceptionally gory sequence in a creepy location with an emphasis on suspense and is full of action that soon leads into the great confrontation in the car that ends this in a great manner. These are all that work for the film as this one is a really big disappointment, especially against the first one. The fact that there's very little going is a big one, since it never really does anything interesting for most of the movie with little slashes of interesting scenes here and there, but most of it concerns the group talking or the family making threats against them, and that is a major source of frustration. This is due to them holding them captive for a while and yet there's a long time in between before they start killing with most of that time spent on making threats coupled with pretty mild torture scenes before it leads to killing. There's also the fact that this one also suffers from what the others in the series suffer from, namely the lack of threat from Leatherface as the amount of screen time for Leatherface is quite minimal, making it hard to feel anything but the terror evinced from what he's doing. There's no motive for what's happening and that works even less in building fear for him. That he causes only a couple of deaths is another disappointment, since there's only so much that he can do that at some point it just becomes rudimentary that others would have a higher kill total. That there is the biggest one in lowering the threat of the villain, and also helps to sink the film a lot, as well as its other flaws.Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.