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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jessica Biel
Jonathan Tucker
Eric Balfour
Erica Leerhsen
Mike Vogel
R. Lee Ermey
Directors
Marcus Nispel
Screenwriters
Scott Kosar
Running Time
98 minutes

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


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Plot
Texas, 1973. Five teenagers pick up a traumatised girl on a lonely road. When she commits suicide in the back of their van, they try to alert the authorities but wind up at the mercy of the extended family of a local mass murderer.


Verdict
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre would have been much improved by leaving out the ’saw and inventing a new title. You’ll have to overcome resentment towards this unnecessary remake before you can be properly terrorised but, on its own terms, it plays well.


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