The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.8/10 (28,240 voted)

Critic's Score: 29/100

Jonathan Liebesman

Stars: Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird

In August, 1939, a worker goes into labor while working in a slaughterhouse and dies after a complicated labor, though the deformed child survives. The possibly orphaned baby is dumped in a garbage container and found by a beggar later, who brings him home. Along the years, the mentally retarded and disturbed boy called Thomas is raised by the Hewitt family in spite of having psychological problems as well as suffering from an unnamed skin disorder, later working in a meat packing plant. In July, 1969, when the facility is closed, the inhabitants move to other places, but the deformed, mentally childlike Thomas flies into a rage after being insulted and kills the foreman. His deranged brother (considered his uncle due to their age difference) executes the sheriff that is going to arrest Thomas, and assumes his identity, wearing his clothes,driving his car though the roads in Texas and entitling himself as Sheriff Hoyt…

Writers: Sheldon Turner, Sheldon Turner


Jordana Brewster


Taylor Handley


Diora Baird


Matt Bomer


R. Lee Ermey

Uncle Charlie Hewitt
Sheriff Hoyt

Andrew Bryniarski

Thomas Hewitt

Lee Tergesen


Terrence Evans


Kathy Lamkin

Tea Lady

Marietta Marich

Luda Mae

L.A. Calkins


(as Leslie Calkins)

Tim De Zarn


(as Tim deZarn)

Allison Marich

Young Luda Mae

Marcus H. Nelson


(as Marcus Nelson)

Lew Temple

Sheriff Winston

Witness The Birth Of Fear


Official Website:
Metropolitan Films [France] |
New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 6 October 2006

Filming Locations: Austin Studios – 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000


Opening Weekend: $18,508,228
(8 October 2006)
(2820 Screens)

Gross: $51,685,963

Technical Specs


(unrated version)

Did You Know?


First movie to receive Iceland's 18 rating.


Factual errors:
The Texas license plates on the kids' 4×4 have, what appears to be, a month and year validation sticker on either side of the state name. Texas didn't start using such stickers until 1975. The plates should read 19 Texas 69, all indented.


Tea Lady:
I just can't stop eating those little chocolates. They are soo good!

Luda Mae:
I put coconut in them!

Tea Lady:
Oh sweet Jesus!

User Review

Very Good…Full-On Chainsaw. Lots of gore. Very little cheese.

Rating: 8/10

The movie is very good…if you're into this kind of thing. It's nice
to see a franchise splatter film that is intense and gory without being
cheesy. Many of the current crop of splatter films are played
intentionally cheesy for humor. Which is fine, but they shouldn't ALL
be like that. This movie has some humor in it, but it's a darker humor,
and not meant to be cheesy or campy.

Everything that comes to mind when you hear the words "Texas Chainsaw
Massacre" is in this movie. No wussing-out in this one! Murder,
torture, cannibalism, insanity and a touch of the surreal. Oh yeah, and
a chainsaw. No punches are pulled, so this flick is not for the

Tonally it wasn't as surreal as the original, but it had a better
(read: creepier) tone than the 2003 remake. Plenty of blood and guts.
R. Lee Ermey plays a major character instead of a bit-player like in
the 2003 remake, and the film benefits from this.