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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

October. 06,2006
| Horror

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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Strong and Moving!

Bluebell Alcock

Ok... Let's be honest. It cannot be the best movie but is quite enjoyable. The movie has the potential to develop a great plot for future movies

Verity Robins

Great movie. Not sure what people expected but I found it highly entertaining.


The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) left a lot of questions and even if no one cared about it, a sequel was then put into production for unanswered questions and BOOM! We got Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2! Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning follows two brothers and their girlfriends who are ready to go to war and while driving there, certain events then lead them lured into the Hewitts traps. This film may have recieved a lot of negativity but Chainsaw fans loved it and I had to watch it considering I loved the first film and strangely already had it on DVD, well, what did I think about it?..it was ok, I guess. I am a big Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan and I did not really see the big thing about it, it was really good but it was not supposed to be second best after the original which loads of people thought, lets just talk about the goods and the bads. This film was very original, the film had a very fresh plot which i did like, the acting in the film was quite good aswell and Lee Ermey was very good too in this, Leatherface was not really in it but Ermey made up for his brilliant talented acting, now, lets get into the bads; The ending, the ending of this film I felt was pretty weak and it dragged on a bit, the characters were also pretty blunt and your predicatble cringy roles in a horror film, but I did like it! The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is a good enough horror film worth seeing if you liked the remake and just like gory horror fun!


I am giving this a 10, because the rating for it on here is absurd. It is easily a 7-9 film, but has a rating on here of less than 6?????How does this film get voted so low? Because it is very gory? That is the main complaint I see, or that it didn't bring anything new to the series. Really? I thought this was one of the most memorable and disturbing ones in a long time. This one is light years beyond the stupid crap sequels added on to the original. Even the other reboot with Jessica Biel was decent, I thought. Strange how people can see things so differently. The original Tobe Hooper film is OK, but nothing extra in retrospect. It kind of got lucky and opened up a cheap, gritty slasher market, but it wasn't really brilliant film making or better than these 2000s films. This one is very bloody, but I didn't feel it devolved into a torture porn for the sake of torture. I thought it told a lot of disturbing backstory, with a really gritty and disturbing film quality and this Leatherface is truly scary and brings HUGE(Literally) stage presence. There are some plot holes, like all films, but overall, I thought this was great compared to many others. R. Lee Ermey as the sadistic sheriff was awesome. Who could hate his character??? Both funny and darkly terrifying in one blend. I was on the edge of my seat and glued to the movie screen when I went to see this with a date for the first time. In fact, it had her curled up and kissing me after the show, and we were both really unnerved, and still terrified a bit while necking in the car out in the country later on. How some films have a 9 up here, and this has a 5, I will never understand.


The Beginning is okay. What did not work! A repeat of Leatherface running around. Same characters. Evil ones deranged, and people running around scared. Missing the shock of the first. What worked: The telling and evolution the deranged family, and Leather faces origin. Sad, disturbed, and isolating character development. The longer creation of the character development of the victims. The first half was strong, but the second half evolved into a remake of the first instalment. The original was better at creating the fear. 6 out of 10. Okay to watch. I would choose the first remake over the beginning. The ending had an impact.


This was one of the movies I re-watched during my annual horror-movie watching fest during Halloween.TCM the Beginning has been unfairly criticized and panned from people who say things like "there isn't anything new," or "who cares how Leatherface came to be?" Yet the filmmakers themselves said they made the movie partly in response to reams of mail they received asking about how Pa Hewitt came to be sheriff and how his brother-in-law lost his legs (both answered in this movie).From a writer's point of view, there are nice little subtleties about the script to keep the viewer engaged and caring about the characters. Without giving too much away, the poor good looking young people who get tortured this time are a couple of brothers on their way to re-enlist to return to Vietnam (this movie is set four years before either of the originals) and their pretty girlfriends.Other people get involved but the producers wisely stayed away from some of the silly, crowded-cast shenanigans of either "Next Generation" or TCM2.It does kind of end with a thud, as some people have complained, but part of that is because Sheriff Hewitt and Leatherface have to be around, totally intact, for the story that will come four years later.