The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre) (1994)
Movie InfoMore of an updated remake than a sequel to 1974's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this slasher outing differs from its original in that it is gorier and adds an angle of international conspiracy. Once again, the story centers on one young woman with an iron-will for survival in the face of the unspeakable horrors occurring within the home of an inbred family of cannibals.
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Critic Reviews for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Zellweger makes Jenny the most formidable scream queen since Jamie Lee Curtis went legit.
From electric cattle prods to human infernos, it's an tough, rough ride.
Without much wit of its own, Kim Henkel's tyro film is just what the polished Scream makes fun of.
The kind of cinematic endeavor where you suspect both cast and crew were obligated to bring their own beer.
Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey try to out-bad-act each other in the luridly abysmal third sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Actually a fairly serviceable slasher flick up until a head-scratching last fifteen minutes that introduces and then fails to explain a series of plainly stupid plot twists.
Not just a complete failure as a sequel, it's one of the five or ten worst films from the whole of the 1990s.
For the most part you stare at the screen and wonder how anybody involved thought this could possibly have been any good.
A cheap rip-off with a story and ending that made no f-ing sense!
You might wanna erase this from your CV's, guys?
McConaughey's over-the-top performance is brilliant, but not a single person actually gets killed with a chainsaw.
A hoot to see Matt and Renee, but none of the thrills of the original. Not scary or fun.
An A-list cast wallowing in grade-Z material
Stick with the original and Chainsaw 2.
I thought this was crazy fun, minus the metal music.
The bottom line is that the only Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie that you need is to see is the first.
Its wretchedness is so complete it can't help but attract bad-movie addicts the way a dead skunk draws flies.
Recommended for viewers who haven't enough fear, stress, violence or ugliness in their lives.
This pathetic, previously released cine-road kill was obviously only exhumed to cash in on some now-famous cast members.
Audience Reviews for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Where to start with this film? The bad acting, story, directing? At the time of its release, this was the film that ruined the series.TCM next generation is pretty much the same in story as the first TCM, except instead of kids investigating a grave robbing, they're travelling on a secluded road after going to a prom. The film is basically a modernized version of the first TCM film, it really follows almost everything to the letter, nothing new or original here, no scares, to be found or smart, clever Horror bits. Not to mention Leatherface is a joke now, it's a total embarrassment to Gunner Hansen (the original Leatherface) This is a sad film to watch, there's not a single part that redeems this piece of trash, and not to mention that the family of crazed maniacs tormenting Renee Zellewegger and her friends, are aliens sent to earth to do an experiment, what a sh**ty ending, the only good thing about this film, is that it eventually ends. If you've seen the last three films of the series, and you haven't seen this film, do not watch this, save your time and money. This film is terrible beyond words. This entry in the series is very forgettable and is one of the most ridiculous entries only topped recently by Texas Chainsaw 3D. This one is a more modernized version of the original with added elements are simply stupid beyond words to the point where this one is almost a parody of the original. In terms of quality horror, this one doesn't offer that and is a total waste of time. Fans of the original will most likely be disappointed and hate this film with a passion. Stick with the first three movies and avoid this film altogether.More
Pretty well a remake of the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, except done badly. Leatherface is now dressing up like a woman. Matthew McConaughey is playing the psycho brother role. The psycho with the metal leg was overly-complicated; we didn't need that. There's a hilarious woman called "Darla" in the family of killers, who provided a lot of the comedy, especially when she went through the fast-food drive-in with Rene Zellweger locked in her trunk. They added weird government conspiracy plot to this movie, which was a mistake. I liked the rooftop chase. The killings weren't too gorey in this one. I loved the ending where Leatherface chases an RV with senior citizens in it, and then is hit by an airplane! Weird movie.More
I know I have said a lot of bad things about Land of the Dead, but this movie is far worse. I demand that you see this so-called remake and vommit as you watch this rape of the original!More
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