A couple embarking on a road trip are in for the fright of their lives when they’re assaulted by a chainsaw-wielding maniac while changing a flat tire in the third segment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise of slash-’em-up movies.
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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre IIIDirected byJeff Burr
A solid sequel that is a lot closer to the original than its predecessor. But it's more than repetition of what was already done. Gone are an almost documentary approach in creating the terror and the feel of heat soaked dread - but instead, there are household names to keep viewers invested and here's probably the purest incarnation of Leatherface as a freewheelin and mindless maniac.
A modest attempt of creating a honest sequel to the original movie - it's undeniable not great. In fact, it's a bad third chapter but its core, its elements from the original tale, what it tries to be and its sense of being truthful (even though it recreates the universe) to the first Massacre's tone, somehow, makes it not that bad.
Living proof that "safe and gore-less" is not the way you should do a franchise with both CHAINSAW and MASSACRE in it's names. Lacking the skill of the first two, this movie feels like someone simply trying to cash in on the name recognition of Leatherface without any of the understanding of what made the series popular in the first place. Even Viggo Mortensen can't save this one
A kind-of sick sadistic twisted version of part II. Some tense moments and gruesome moments are memorable and the female lead give a soul shattering performance that I liked. The film must be seen uncut though as the obvious censorship problems: strange edits and pace problems ruin the experience if you see the theatrical cut. Unrealistic happy ending also don't work.
This tries to bring the franchise back to it's horror roots, but the shadow of the satiric Part 2 looms over it. With two brilliant films in the series, this was going to be a hard sell. It has some good moments, but ultimately can't compete with both of Hooper's marvelous entries.