Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (Rated)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (Rated)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (Rated)
  • R
  • 1h 24m
  • 2006
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Leatherface. He's been terrorizing audiences for three decades -- most recently in the 2003 blockbuster remake of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- but the origins of the notorious screen slasher have remained a mystery . . . until now. This terrifying prequel to the bloody horror franchise, tells a dark and turbulent coming-of-age story so frightening, so lethal and so evil that it pushes the horror genre to a whole new level of terror--Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

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Common Sense Says
Bloody gore fest retreads old gruesome ground.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this grisly horror film isn't for kids -- though lots of horror-loving teens will want to see it. It's relentlessly bloody, dark-shadowed, and gruesome, with the titular chainsaw wreaking predictable (but still dire) havoc. Violence is graphic and incessant, with a range of weapons (guns, meat hooks, cleavers) producing severed limbs and body parts. A cow is smashed to bloody smithereens by a jeep; human victims are tortured (hung from hooks, tied up, taunted, stabbed, and sawed). The faux sheriff taunts a girl by pressing up against her and whispering ("I love you"). Some cleavage shots, and the girls' clothing appears in increasing disarray. Frequent foul language, mostly "f--k" and its permutations.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:October 6, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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