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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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Coming Out at 17 October 2003 in theaters

Horror

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is slasher film directed by Marcus Nispel, written by Scott Kosar, and starring Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour and R. Lee Ermey. Its plot follows a group of young adults traveling through rural Texas who encounter Leatherface and his murderous family. It is a remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film of the same name, and the fifth installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Several crew members of the original film were involved with the project: Hooper and writer Kim Henkel served as co-producers; Daniel Pearl returned as cinematographer; and John Larroquette reprised his voice narration for the opening intertitles.

The film was released in the United States on October 17, 2003, and grossed $107 million at the U.S. box office. It is considered one of the most commercially successful horror film remakes of the 21st century, despite receiving mixed-negative reviews. A prequel was released in 2006, titled The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the first film to be produced by Platinum Dunes, who would go on to produce remakes of several other poorly received 20th-century horror films.

On August 18, 1973, five young adults – Erin, her boyfriend Kemper, and their friends Morgan, Andy, and Pepper – are on their way to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert after traveling to Mexico to purchase marijuana. While driving through Texas, the group picks up a distraught and severely traumatised hitchhiker they see walking in the middle of the road. After they try to talk with the hitchhiker, who speaks incoherently about “a bad man,” she pulls a loaded revolver from between her legs and shoots herself in the mouth.

Director: Marcus Nispel

Writers: Kim Henkel (1974), Tobe Hooper (1974), Scott Kosar

Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, Andrew Bryniarski

Cast:

Jessica BielErin
Jonathan TuckerMorgan
Erica LeerhsenPepper
Mike VogelAndy
Eric BalfourKemper
Andrew BryniarskiThomas Hewitt (Leatherface)
R. Lee ErmeySheriff Hoyt
David DorfmanJedidiah
Lauren GermanTeenage Girl
Terrence EvansOld Monty
Marietta MarichLuda May
Heather KafkaHenrietta
Kathy LamkinTea Lady in Trailer
Brad LelandBig Rig Bob
Mamie MeekClerk
John LarroquetteNarrator (voice)
Scott Martin GershinLeatherface (voice)
Harry Jay KnowlesVictim On a Silver Platter

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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