The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning


The origins of the legendary horror character Leatherface will finally be revealed in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning". The film, which is set years before the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie, stars Jordana Brewster and is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Twisted Pictures to Buy the ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Franchise

In a story from Variety, Twisted Pictures, the group behind the Saw films, is looking to buy up the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

It looks like the producer/financier will work with Lionsgate on these projects. The studio is releasing Saw VI on October 23.

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Derek Mears Is Jason Voorhees!

AICN and Bloody Disgusting are reporting that The Hills Have Eyes 2's Derek Mears is gearing up to play Jason Voorhees in the upcoming Platinum Dunes remake of Friday the 13th. This new film will be an origin story.

The film is set to open on February 13th, 2009.

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CONTEST: Win the Highway Patrol Car From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’!

Movie PictureOkay readers, MovieWeb has had promotions in the past and as great as they all have been, we have a contest for the January 16 release of the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning DVD that is as groundbreaking as the film!

We are currently running a sweepstakes where the winner will receive the Texas Highway Patrol car that was featured in the movie. Yes, you have read that correctly, we are giving away the actual automobile that was seen in that film.

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‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’ Saws it's Way to DVD January 16

January 16 is going to be a day of reckoning as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning buzzes it's way to DVD.

For more than 30 years, cinema's most depraved maniac Leatherface, along with his sadistic family, have been terrorizing audiences worldwide. See how it all began with a haunting journey into the gruesome childhood of Thomas Hewitt and his transformation into Leatherface as the hit prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning arrives on DVD on January 16, 2007, from New Line Home Entertainment. Born under the most horrific of conditions, an abandoned baby is found and taken in by the demented Hewitt family. As he grows under their morbid nurturing, the boy develops a ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture - which is unfortunate for four teens who are captured and brought to the Hewitt's secluded house of horrors. There, the teenagers must fight to survive as Thomas' murderous desires are unleashed, and Leatherface is born.

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CONTEST: We're Giving Away Tickets to See ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’!

Movie PictureIn anticipation of this Friday's unveiling of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning MovieWeb is giving away tickets to see the movie for free!

CLICK HERE to enter our contest right now!

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History and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

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.

Leatherface is an entirely different animal because in none of the films have we even gotten a hint of this character's humanity. Yet, I don't think that anybody would classify him as a mindless killer who just comes in out of the room wielding a chainsaw. With very little information, this character has given us a name, a mode of behavior, and an appliance with which he will forever be identified. In fact, where Jason, Freddy, and even Michael Myers to some degree have taken on almost comic personas (Freddy vs. Jason, Halloween: Resurrection anyone?), Leatherface seems to be the one on screen serial killer that hasn't lost any luster. He still instills just as much fear now as he did when he was first introduced 32 years ago. How to explain The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 2003 grossing $80 million dollars? Or, the current popularity of the character (not the franchise) on DVD? Or even the fact that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning will probably do even better then all the other films thus far? This doesn't even discuss how the new franchise seems to all but ignore the other sequels that came after the 1974 films, with what seems not even a peep made by the legions of Leatherface fans.

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Free Tickets for New ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Screening & Video Game Preview

Fueled by rabid fan interest and anticipation, New Line Cinema announced that horror film aficionados will get their first chance to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 4 as well as play Epic Games' new blockbuster "Gears of War" in four major cities, marking the first time in entertainment history that a major motion picture and video game have been previewed together.

You can sign-up for first-come, first-serve FREE tickets RIGHT NOW by going to: and choosing one of the 4 locations (LA, SF, NY, CHI). HURRY, these ticket will be snagged real fast!

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CONTESTS: Win A Prop From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’!

We're giving away actual set props from the film!