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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningThe idea of a horror prequel is annoying. We know nobody from the family of maniacs in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning will die...The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningHorrorPT84MRThe idea of a horror prequel is annoying. We know nobody from the family of maniacs in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning will die...2006-10-04New Line Cinema
Jordana Brewster, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Genre: Horror; Starring: Matthew Bomer, Jordana Brewster; Director: Jonathan Liebesman; Author: Sheldon Turner; Release Date Wide: 10/06/2006; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 84; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: New Line Cinema

The idea of a horror prequel is annoying. We know nobody from the family of maniacs in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning will die because we already saw them all alive in 2003’s TCM: A New Hope. That means anyone looking for the returning Sheriff Hoyt to get punished for R. Lee Ermey’s grody overacting here is screwed. So is this movie’s youthful cast, who number only four so that they may be tortured slowly — it’s the modern mode of horror — and artlessly. Unlike Hostel or Wolf Creek, TCM:B is rank and depressing.

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