Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

1994

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

Critics Consensus

The Next Generation has the fortune of starring early-career Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger, but it services neither headliner well in a convoluted and cheap-looking slasher that doesn't live up to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre legacy.

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More of an updated remake than a sequel to 1974's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this slasher outing again 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.

Cast

Robert Jacks
as Leatherface
James Gale
as Rothman
Chris Kilgore
as Rothman's Chauffeur
Jeanette Wiggins
as Woman Eating Chocolates
Carmen Nogales
as Girl in Red Dress
Les Martin
as Heckler
Adam White
as Heckler
Bill Wise
as Heckler
Loren Guerra
as Bud's Pizza Attendant
Derek Keele
as Cop at Bud's Pizza
Debra McMichael
as Cop at Bud's Pizza
Geri Wolcott
as Woman in RV
Andy Cockrum
as Stuffed DPS Officer
Roger Roe
as Stuffed Family Member
Angee Hughes
as Stuffed Family Member
Rebecca Rosenberg
as Stuffed Family Member
John Dugan
as Cop at Hospital
Paul A. Partain
as Hospital Orderly
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Critic Reviews for Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (31)

  • Zellweger makes Jenny the most formidable scream queen since Jamie Lee Curtis went legit.

    March 26, 2009

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • The kind of cinematic endeavor where you suspect both cast and crew were obligated to bring their own beer.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4

    Mike Clark

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • From electric cattle prods to human infernos, it's an tough, rough ride.

    January 1, 2000
  • Without much wit of its own, Kim Henkel's tyro film is just what the polished Scream makes fun of.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey try to out-bad-act each other in the luridly abysmal third sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    October 7, 1994 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • It is a uniquely terrible film - a uniquely terrible film that I'd kill to see with a rowdy crowd at a midnight screening.

    April 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

  • Oct 30, 2013
    Poorly crafted and idiotic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is crazy personified. After a group of students coming back from their high school prom break down on the back roads of Texas they fall into the trap of a group of psychopathic killers. Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey lead the cast and give decent performances, but the rest of the cast is just terrible. And, once again the series sacrifices scares for the crazy and bizarre. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is an atrocious film that has no point.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2013
    Truly horrible, so called sequel. A bunch of kids on their way back from prom are chased and tortured by a gang of mentals. This attempt at a sequel is so strange and doesn't seem to have any real connections to the original. Leatherface is also a crossdresser, what the fuck? But its also the bad script and crappy performances(apart from Matthew McConaugheys mentalist, fair play to him, but a fake leg, again, what the fuck?!)) that just make this a complete waste of time. The original sequel is much better and this also makes the latest so-so sequel look like a work of genius.
    Adam M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    This disaster of a movie I will defend only to say that it is not as atrocious as everyone makes it out to be. It is a black comedy missing the 'comedy' part. The acting is, especially from Zellweger and McConaughey, more painful to endure than being in a room with Peter Popoff for 80-minutes - overacting so dreadful I have to wonder if the actors deliberately tried to sabotage the movie. 'TCM: The Next Generation' is craziness for the sake of being crazy and fails to be entertaining or even interesting in a WTF-am-I-watching way. Ironically no one dies by Leatherface's chainsaw making the title only accurate about Texas. Adding to the inanity is the fact the movie is an ugly looking and moronic remake of the original effectively raping a horror classic. Leatherface is a cross dresser and I am still not sure why but it certainly turned him into a parody of an iconic villain. So, yeah, 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation' fails every second and only gets worse. Avoid it like a Pauly Shore movie.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2010
    Matthew McConaughey is having a hoot but the film is a piece of shit no matter what Joe Bob Briggs says.
    Eduardo C Super Reviewer

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