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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

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


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


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.


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.

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.

Hold on! Hold on!

Don't let go!

Not yet! Not yet!

Yeah! Now! Now!

Let go!

Big wheels keep on turning

Would somebody please

make her stop singing?

Carry me home to see my kin

I think you got

a beautiful voice, baby.

Thank you.


I miss Alabamy once again

and I think

it's a sin, yes

Can you believe...

we didn't even know

each other yesterday?

I know.

It's just amazing.


You know what's

even more amazing?



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.

Ha ha!

Hey, Morgan.

How are you the expert

on the dumbest shit?

Sweet home Alabama

Lord, I'm coming home to you

What are the odds

of you guys

passing through

El Paso

just as I started

to hitch?

I mean, it's like...


It's like L.S.D.

It's like this shit

does not just happen.

Oh, baby, they got to

play "Free Bird."

Oh, they have to.

We paid a fortune

for these tickets.

Yo, Kemp, can you do something

about the A.C. back here?

I'm melting.


But if you or Pepper

get too hot,

you could always

take your clothes off.

You'd like that,

wouldn't you?

You are such a perv.

Don't listen

to him, Pepper.

Why not?

I think he's funny.

She's only known you

for 19 hours.

I've lived with him

for 3 years,

and trust me,

he is not funny.

Morgan, hey,

let me see that.

Careful, man.

Thank you.

I think

I can manage,

college boy.


Oh, no, thank you.

I'm nauseous.

Montezuma's revenge.

I was like Erin...

"Don't drink the water

down there."

I didn't.

And she didn't

drink the tequila,

she didn't drink

the weed...

smoke the weed.

Well, maybe I

didn't go to Mexico

to watch you get

shit-faced for 4 days.

That is what people do

when they go to Mexico.

What did you expect?

I don't know.

A tear-cut diamond ring

that goes right here

on my beautiful

little finger?

You're gonna get

your ring someday.

I heard

that one before.

Peace offering.

Oops. Oh...

That was

so not cool.

Guys, relax.

It's not like

we don't have

Oh, right.


What did you say?

I don't remember.

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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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