Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Movie Review

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is by far the best movie in the series and the best movie in the world, is something I would say if I was insane and mentally unstable. Instead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is the absolutely worst movie in the series and by far the most hilariously bad film, starring Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger.  Read on for the rest of the review…

Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

I’m not sure what the hell anyone was thinking when they did this movie. Brought to us by one of the original creators of the first, Kim Henkel, and starring some star power (although at the time they weren’t), Next Generation is just awful. The story is a mix of being a sequel and reboot of the original, when some strange decisions, like Matthew McConaughey with a bionic leg that is controlled by a remote control, Leatherface dressing up in drag, with a dedicated scene of him putting lipstick on and finally the worse acting I’ve seen in the longest time. Not one person in this film is that great, but if I was to choose one person, it would be McConaughey. He’s insane and was just having a good time and knew that this movie was stupid, which from what I’ve heard on his conquest to get this movie shelved, he definitely knew.

I do have some favourite scenes from the movie. I like the random scene of the Grandfather getting up for no apparent reason and leaving. I also really enjoy the laughing tranny Leatherface, who is just destroyed when someone tells him to shut up. The absolutely bizarre decision to include the Illuminati in this movie, with a disfigured and jewelled man who’s only real scene involves him licking Renée Zellweger’s face. Finally, the end with the RV and old couple, who call each either by Mr & Mrs. Each scene is strange and awesome all at the same time.


I’m having a hard time on how to rate this film. On one hand I had a great time laughing at the movie and if it was a comedy, I would probably rate it a 10 out of 5. On the other hand, the movie is a giant turd of a film, with barely an idea that makes sense and would rate it a 0 out of 5. I think I’ll go the high road though and…


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11 years ago

That photo of the cross-dressing Leatherface is seriously hilarious… I was trying so hard not to laugh out loud at work when I saw it! I saw part of this on TV once. I could only manage to watch about 5 minutes of it though, which says a lot considering it doesn't take much to convince me to watch a film in its entirety.

I'm assuming at some point someone evil gets ahold of the remote for the bionic leg? But really, who has a bionic leg controlled by a remote?!?

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