Horrorfest 2022 Presents: Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990, Jeff Burr)

I’m starting to think that I’m not a big fan of this franchise. I liked the first two Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies and the remake, however the others I’ve viewed in the series are not good. Maybe I’m not the gorehound I thought I was, or perhaps I need a little more sizzle with my steak. Leatherface doesn’t offer a whole lot, and I’m sure the MPAA gutted this movie like well, you do to animals at a slaughterhouse. It could also be that I don’t really find Leatherface that menacing or interesting as a villain.

A young couple drives though Texas to deliver a car to Florida, which serves as the reason why they didn’t just fly instead. This ends with them encountering a pre LOTRs Viggo Mortensen and Ken Foree, both who steal the movie from the two leads. Kate Hodge and William Butler do their best with flimsy material and a script that ends up being too predictable for my liking. There were a few cool moments, yet this movie offers very little in the way of scares or even creep factor.

The original classic is terrifying in so many ways, and the sequel leaves you disturbed and wanting to take a mental and physical shower. The remake actually offered up some decent moments, too. You get none of that with this movie. I have only maybe a few more to watch from this franchise, yet based on what I’ve seen I’m thinking of quitting while I’m behind.

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