The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 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… The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 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… 2006-10-06 R PT84M Horror Matthew Bomer Jordana Brewster New Line Cinema
Movie Review

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
Jordana Brewster, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning | SOIL SURVIVOR Leatherface sharpens the baby teeth on his chainsaw, and Jordana Brewster runs for cover in Massacre: The Beginning
Image credit: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning: Van Redin
SOIL SURVIVOR Leatherface sharpens the baby teeth on his chainsaw, and Jordana Brewster runs for cover in Massacre: The Beginning
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Oct 06, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Matthew Bomer and Jordana Brewster; 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.

Originally posted Oct 04, 2006 Published in issue #901-902 Oct 13, 2006 Order article reprints