They are joined by a mysterious suited man named Rothman, a member of a secret organization responsible for many of the world's major events and for hiring the family in a conspiracy to show their victims "the true meaning of horror". The four are forced to take a detour off the freeway, and Heather makes a wrong turn, driving them into a remote area. "[39] Dann Gire of the Daily Herald suggested "a massacre might be less painful. I raised the money to get it written, and for us to start trying to put this thing together. Written and directed by original Massacre scribe Kim Henkel, the film appeared at 1995 festivals in a 104-minute cut under the title The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre; after actors Zellweger and McConaughey became Hollywood stars, the film was re-titled, re-cut, and given a limited theatrical release in August of 1997. However, Walter, Darla's accomplice, arrives and subdues Jenny, and they take her to the family home. A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge. She is taken back inside and dressed by Darla, who confides that Vilmer works for a secret society operation, the "same people who killed JFK." Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language, New Director Steps in to Helm The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Reboot, Matthew McConaughey Credits Joel Schumacher for Kick-Starting His Movie Career, Matthew McConaughey Says He Owes His Career to Joel Schumacher (Exclusive). Now, only she can stop him. taunts Jenny with a cattle prod before stuffing her in the trunk of Darla's car. Two years later, it was re-cut and released under the title Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation on August 29, 1997, after Zellweger and McConaughey had both become major Hollywood stars, but was a critical and financial failure. However, star Robert Jacks, a friend of Blondie's Debbie Harry, produced a song with Harry titled Der Einziger Weg (sic; English: The Only Way; the correct German title would be "Der einzige Weg"), a single written for and featured in the film. He expresses disdain for the manner of Vilmer's exploits, and displays an array of piercings and scars on his abdomen before licking Jenny's face. That was where you put your prom dress and your flower on. But even in a film whose principal props include litter, old pizza slices and a black plastic trash bag, it's clear that these two were going places. [48], On June 4, 2018, Scream Factory announced a collector's edition Blu-ray release of the film slated for September 25, 2018. Watch The Official 'What Lies Below' Trailer Starring Mena Suvari, What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘Train to Busan Presents: ‘Peninsula,’ ‘The Craft: Legacy’ and More, This Week in Movie News: Patrick Wilson to Direct ‘Insidious 5,’ Ben Wheatley to Direct ‘The Meg 2’ and More. In May 1996, four teenagers—Jenny, Sean, Heather, and Barry—leave their senior prom after Heather and Barry get into an argument. Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer. All existing 540k+ movies, all 14k+ movie tastes, and all 74+ US streaming services on Maimovie Darla picks up pizza on the way to the farmhouse, where she discovers Heather attempting to crawl away on the road. They don't want to be guilty of exploiting Matthew because of their relationship with CAA, which is the strongest single force in Hollywood these days. [17] Henkel also deliberately wrote themes of female empowerment into the script, specifically in the Jenny character: "It’s her story. Rothman tells Jennifer that her experience was supposed to be spiritual, but that it went awry and that Vilmer had to be stopped. After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our Flixster.com website, which has the same tickets as our Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com websites. At that point I'd raised some money, but not nearly enough to make the film, and we looked at the possibilities of making a deal with a distributor. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.