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THE TEXAS CHAINSAW
MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING
USA: New Line Cinema
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matt Bomer, Lee Tergesen, Cyia Batten, R Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski, Terrence Evans, Kathy Lamkin, Marietta Marich, Lew Temple, Emily Kaye, L A Calkins, Tim De Zarn, Marcus H Nelson
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
USA: 84 mins
USA Rated: R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content
USA Release Date: 6 October 2006
UK Release Date: 13 October 2006
For more than three decades, the legend of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has remained one of the most terrifying and lingering stories ever brought to the big screen. Ever since the original film debuted in 1974, fans have debated the origins of the story - but now New Line Cinema, in association with Michael Bay, presents the story of how it all began in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING.
The producers behind the successful 2003 remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE return to deliver this startling prequel, which details the beginnings of the Hewitt clan and exposes their psychotic idea of family fun. For the first time, audiences will learn what led to the origin of Leatherface, perhaps the most iconic horror character of all time.
It's 1969. The conflict in Vietnam has exploded. The toll on the United States is catastrophic, the losses immeasurable, while the conscription rates spiral upwards. 18 year-old Dean Hill's (Taylor Handley) number is up. But before Dean can report to the local induction center, his brother, Eric (Matt Bomer), who has recently returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, decides to surprise Dean. Despite the concerns of his devoted fiancee, Chrissie (Jordana Brewster), Eric plans to re-enlist alongside Dean in his beloved Marine Corps in hopes of keeping an eye on his directionless brother. Unfortunately, Dean's plans do not coincide with Eric's. Dean's simple strategy to dodge the draft and head south to Mexico is sponsored by his strong-willed girlfriend, Bailey (Diora Baird). But before either couple realizes the true battle they are about to confront, the boys and their respective girlfriends head across Texas for a final fling of serious fun.
Soon after their journey begins, the spirited foursome is spooked by a menacing pair of bikers, Holden (Lee Tergesen) and his girlfriend, Alex (Cyia Batten). 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 and turns the tables on their would-be assassin. While Chrissie hides in the nearby brush, she watches as the sheriff inexplicably taunts her friends before ordering them into the back of the patrol car. Unbeknownst to Chrissie, Hoyt is headed back to the Hewitt family home, where his nephew, Thomas - who is being groomed to become the terrifying monster known as Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski) - and the rest of the Hewitt clan await. As Chrissie witnesses the horrors inflicted by the Hewitt family upon the people she loves, she realizes she is their only hope of survival.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING details the terrifying story of a family left behind in a fading rural town, with no hope, no prospects and nothing left to lose, whose eccentric behavior crosses the line into gruesome, sadistic ritual. The film stars Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matt Bomer, Lee Tergesen, Cyia Batten and R. Lee Ermey. R Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski, Marietta Marich, Terrence Evans and Kathy Lamkin return to reprise their roles from the 2003 film.