7 episodes

In 1974 Tobe Hooper unleashed into theaters horror unlike any seen before and started the modern slasher genre with the seminal horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Audiences watched in terror as Sally and Franklin Hardesty and their three friends travel through a rural Texas town and pick up a hitchhiker, beginning their terrifying encounter with a crazed, cannibalistic family. This story then continued through three sequels, a remake, and a prequel. Join Now Playing hosts Arnie, Brock, and Stuart as they journey deep in the heart of Texas and review all six Texas Chainsaw Massacre films!

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In 1974 Tobe Hooper unleashed into theaters horror unlike any seen before and started the modern slasher genre with the seminal horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Audiences watched in terror as Sally and Franklin Hardesty and their three friends travel through a rural Texas town and pick up a hitchhiker, beginning their terrifying encounter with a crazed, cannibalistic family. This story then continued through three sequels, a remake, and a prequel. Join Now Playing hosts Arnie, Brock, and Stuart as they journey deep in the heart of Texas and review all six Texas Chainsaw Massacre films!

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    After Platinum Dunes recovered Leatherface from direct-to-video hell, they relinquished their rights to the franchise, so Twisted Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment stepped in to take the series back to its grindhouse roots. Ignoring all Texas Chainsaw films except the original, this new 3-D film picks up right where the first ended, and then fast forwards to present day. Is this the sequel Tobe Hooper's classic has always deserved, or another waste of gas? Listen to Stuart, Arnie, and Brock's review to find out!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    After Platinum Dune's Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot cut deep in the box office, another installment was inevitable, but with Leatherface left one-armed, and scene stealing R Lee Ermey's Sheriff Hoyt squashed like a Texas armadillo, where could the series go next? Platinum Dunes' answer was to make a prequel to their reboot, telling the origin story of the Hewett clan, including witnessing the birth of Leatherface, seeing how Ermey earned his sheriff's badge, and watching as the family dines for the first time on human flesh. Is this new film a tasty morsel to be savored, or just another rancid installment in a wayward horror franchise? Listen to find out!

    • 59 min
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

    When the fourth Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released quietly to video, it seemed Leatherface's terrorizing of Texas teens had been terminated. Only Michael Bay and his new production company Platinum Dunes gave Leatherface another look, deciding the time was right for a proper Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot, bringing us a new Leatherface, a new group of teens, and a twisted new family lead by Full Metal Jacket hard-ass R. Lee Ermey as Sheriff Hoyt. This film launched Platinum Dunes' reputation as horror rehab, a reputation that is less than stellar after their reboots of Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Was their first attempt their best? Is this Arnie, Stuart, or Brock's favorite of Platinum Dunes' reboots? Listen to find out!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

    For the 20th anniversary of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1994, Kim Henkel, writer of the 1974 classic, returned to write and direct the franchise's fourth installment. Starring then-unknown actors Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey, this film would be shelved for years before finally being quietly shunted to VHS in 1997. But with the original writer back at the helm, is this Leatherface's return to glory, bringing terror to a new generation of horror fans? Listen to Arnie, Brock, and Stuart's review of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation to find out!

    • 54 min
    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3

    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3

    Leatherface lurked in the corners while contemporary killers Jason and Freddy stole his spotlight, but now New Line Cinema, The House that Freddy Built, has taken Leatherface on to be their next money making slasher series! Trading in Texas locals for a Hollywood cast, including then-unknown Viggo Mortensen and horror icon Ken Foree. With this film allow Leatherface to shine as brightly as his chromed-out custom chainsaw? Listen to find out as Arnie, Brock, and Stuart review Leatherface--The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    By 1986 horror was very much in the mainstream. Freddy and Jason were exceptionally profitable franchises, and so it was put on Tobe Hooper to return to Texas and bring back Leatherface and the family for a new generation. With Poltergeist to his credit, Hooper had horror cred, and with Dennis Hopper starring along with Bill Mosely and Jim Siedow returning from the original film, Leatherface seemed poised to take his place among 80's slasher icons Jason, Freddy, and Michael Myers. But Hooper's horror-comedy vision added a new twist to the family dynamic, resulting in one of the most original installments in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. Were Now Playing hosts Brock, Stuart, and Arnie happy to see Hooper directing Leatherface to once again don the mask and do his chainsaw dance? Listen to find out!!

    • 1 hr 1 min

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