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"People may not remember what we say here tonight, but by God they'll remember what we did."
Charlie Hewitt
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Beginning
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Title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Beginning
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Written by: Sheldon Turner; David J. Schow
Produced by: Alma Kuttruff; K.C. Hodenfield; Robert J. Kuhn; Toby Emmerich; Mark Ordesky; Guy Stodel; Jeffrey Allard; Andrew Form; Brad Fuller; Tobe Hooper; Kim Henkel; Michael Bay; Mike Fleiss
Music by: Steve Jablonsky
Cinematography: Lukas Ettlin
Edited by: Jonathan Chibnall; Jim May; Joel Negron
Distributed by: New Line Cinema; Platinum Dunes; Next Entertainment
Released: October 6th, 2006
Rating: R
Running time: 91 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $16,000,000
Gross: $51,764,406 [1]
Previous: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (2003)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is an American horror film of the slasher subgenre. It is the sixth film produced in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series, and is the second film of the franchise's remake series, which began with the 2003 reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by director Marcus Nispel. This film, which serves as a prequel to the remake, was directed by Jonathan Liebesman with a script written by Sheldon Turner and David J. Schow, based on a story treatment by Turner. The film was produced by New Line Cinema and Michael Bay's company, Platinum Dunes, as well as Next Entertainment. It premiered in the United States on October 6th, 2006.

This film brings back all of those old wacky Hewitt family members you all know and love from the first film including R. Lee Ermey as the foul-mouthed sheriff Hoyt, Marietta Marich as Luda May Hewitt, Terrence Evans as Old Monty, Kathy Lamkin as the Tea lady and of course, Andrew Bryniarski as Thomas Brown "Leatherface" Hewitt. As for the appetizers to serve up before the main course, we have Jordana Brewster as Chrissie, a pre-White Collar Matt Bomer as Eric, Taylor Handley as Eric's brother, Dean and Diora Baird as Bailey.

The events of this film take place four years prior to the events of the 2003 film, and even showcases the grisly birth of Thomas Hewitt on the floor of a slaughterhouse. In the film, Eric is a Vietnam vet who is returning overseas, and he expects his younger brother, Dean, to accompany him. Dean however, has no intention of going off to war. Along with girlfriends, Chrissie and Bailey in tow, the group drives through Texas and runs afoul of a biker gang. This isn't the worst of their problems however, as they soon discover that they have journeyed deep into Leatherface country. You know how this goes. Violence, screaming, murder and bloodshed ensues - all at the tip of a hungry chainsaw.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tagline for this film is, "Witness the birth of fear".
  • The scene where Charlie Hewitt wears the hat in his boxers and grabs his crotch is a wink to the 1987 war film Full Metal Jacket by director Stanley Kubrick. In the film, R. Lee Ermey plays a USMC drill sergeant who wears a similar hat and grabs his crotch.
  • Sloane, who is Thomas Hewitt's mother, is the first character seen in this film. She is also the first character to die in the film. As Sloane dies in childbirth, it could be argued that she is technically Tommy Hewitt's first victim.

Explicit material[edit | edit source]

Body Count[edit | edit source]

There are a total of eight character deaths in this film. All of whom were murdered by Thomas Hewitt, except for Alex and Sheriff Winston, who was killed by Charlie Hewitt.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Box Office Mojo
  2. New Line Cinema
  3. Andrew Form; Brad Fuller; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning; DVD; Audio commentary; 2006

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