The tale of this chainsaw massacre has been told time and time again, but this particular version has an excellent cast. Jordana Brewster is a standout actress and really makes you feel the terror her character’s going through (she had practice in The Faculty). Also, this version tells the story behind the story, which its predecessors didn’t really get into. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, two young couples get into a car accident while on a road trip and are arrested by a local cop. The cop—who’s not really a cop at all—brings three of the four back to his house of horrors, where he and his psycho family (enter famed Leatherface) torture them one by one.
Fun & Freaky Facts:
• Though the film is toted as a true story, not all the events in this movie were factual. What did mimic real life? The character of Leatherface was fashioned after serial killer, Ed Gein, who was known to make masks out of his victims’ skin and wear them.
• Ed Gein is said to have also inspired parts of Psycho and Silence of the Lambs.
• After Jordana worked with producer Andrew Form on the Chainsaw set, the two became a couple, got engaged and were married in May of 2007.
• The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994) starred a very crazy Matthew McConaughey and scream-happy (former cheerleader) Renée Zellweger.