Another lackluster entry in the Leatherface saga
Like the many Chainsaw films that followed the largely bloodless original, TEXAS CHAINSAW piles on the gore – with Leatherface putting his saw to use on several victims, including his own grisly not-so-magic trick of sawing a person in half. But TEXAS CHAINSAW is more than a story about a boy and his power tool: Corrupt policemen, brutish locals, and small-town secrets start playing a big (if not bigger) role than the horror of Leatherface, and the film falls into some sort of horror/crime hybrid that dilutes any terror it succeeded in creating. Uneven, rarely scary, and hobbled by an awkward and unsatisfying conclusion, TEXAS CHAINSAW is yet another sub-par installment in a film series where, nearly 40 years later, the first is still the best. *** VIOLENCE: People are shot, impaled, bludgeoned to death, beheaded, dismembered, skinned alive, and ground into meat. SEX/NUDITY: Heather and Ryan make out, with Heather only wearing a bra on top. Nikki strips to her bra and panties on several occasions. LANGUAGE: Countless four-letter words. A couple mentions of “retard.” *** READ MY FULL REVIEW AT: filmfather (dot) blogspot (dot) com.
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