The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Synopsis: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It's quickly apparent the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky youths suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Marcus Nispel
Production: New Line Cinema
  4 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
38
Rotten Tomatoes:
37%
R
Year:
2003
98 min
$80,148,261
Website
1,089 Views


NARRATOR:

The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of 5 youths. It is all the more tragic in that they were young, but had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected, nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day.

For them, an idyllic summer afternoon became a nightmare.

For 30 years, the files collected dust in the cold-cases division of the Travis County Police Department. Over 1,300 pieces of evidence were collected from the crime scene at the Hewitt residence. Yet none of the evidence was more compelling than the classified police footage of the crime-scene walk-through.

POLICE OFFICER:

Test, test, test. OK, uh... this is August 20, 1973. The time is 3:47 p.m. Our location is the Hewitt residence on Route 17.

That's where victim one was found. We're gonna do a walk-through, and we're now descending the stairs into the furnace room.

Uh... There's... Over here. There's scratch marks along the wall. There's some more over here, right along here. And... oh, There's something over here. It seems like... It looks like a clot of hair and an embedded fingernail.

All right, we're gonna go move into the actual furnace room.

NARRATOR:

The events of that day were to lead to one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history... the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

KEMPER:

Hold on! Hold on! Don't let go! Not yet! Not yet!

Yeah! Now! Now! Let go!

ERIN:

Big wheels keep on turning

MORGAN:

Would somebody please make her stop singing?

ERIN:

Carry me home to see my kin

KEMPER:

I think you got a beautiful voice, baby.

ERIN:

Thank you.

MORGAN:

Ha!

MUSIC:

I miss Alabamy once again and I think it's a sin, yes

PEPPER:

Can you believe... we didn't even know each other yesterday?

ANDY:

I know. It's just amazing.

PEPPER & ANDY

Mmm! (Kiss)

MORGAN:

You know what's even more amazing?

Hello?

Hello?

What are you, like at a pause or half-time?

OK, the fact that are infected with a sexually-transmitted disease, and two-thirds of them are just about your age.

ERIN:

Ha ha!

KEMPER:

Hey, Morgan. How are you the expert on the dumbest shit?

MUSIC:

Sweet home Alabama Lord, I'm coming home to you

PEPPER:

What are the odds of you guys passing through El Paso

just as I started to hitch?

I mean, it's like... synchronicity.

It's like L.S.D. It's like this shit does not just happen.

ERIN:

Oh, baby, they got to play "Free Bird."

KEMPER:

Oh, they have to. We paid a fortune for these tickets.

ANDY:

Yo, Kemp, can you do something about the A.C. back here? I'm melting.

KEMPER:

No.

But if you or Pepper get too hot, you could always

take your clothes off.

ANDY:

You'd like that, wouldn't you?

ERIN:

You are such a perv.

Don't listen to him, Pepper.

PEPPER:

Why not?

I think he's funny.

ERIN:

She's only known you for 19 hours.

I've lived with him for 3 years, and trust me, he is not funny.

KEMPER:

Morgan, hey, let me see that.

MORGAN:

Careful, man.

KEMPER:

Thank you. I think I can manage, college boy.

Here.

ERIN:

Oh, no, thank you.

I'm nauseous.

MORGAN:

Montezuma's revenge. I was like Erin... "Don't drink the water down there."

ERIN:

I didn't.

KEMPER:

And she didn't drink the tequila, she didn't drink the weed... smoke the weed.

PEPPER, ANDY & MORGAN

"Laughs"

ERIN:

Well, maybe I didn't go to Mexico to watch you get shit-faced for 4 days.

KEMPER:

That is what people do when they go to Mexico. What did you expect?

ERIN:

I don't know. A tear-cut diamond ring that goes right here on my beautiful little finger?

KEMPER:

You're gonna get your ring someday.

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Scott Kosar

Scott Kosar is an American screenwriter whose films include The Machinist, the 2003 remake of the classic horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror. In June 2006, Kosar was presented with the Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Kosar was appointed the Hunter/Zakin screenwriting chair at UCLA for 2009-2010. more…

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