Co-presented by Blumhouse, with writer David Schow and actors Ken Foree and William Butler in person!
After Tobe Hooper steered the Chainsaw franchise into gonzo comedy with number two, director Jeff Burr brought back the backwoods terror with Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. In 1990 the slasher boom of the 80s was in its death throes and aside from a clever and memorable Excalibur spoof trailer this film was largely overlooked – which is a shame because it’s a fast, fun, and twisted entry. A couple on the rocks run afoul of our now extended chainsaw clan – which features a deliciously oily pre-fame Viggo Mortensen, slimy support from Tom Everett, and a heroic turn by horror superstar Ken Foree. Plus, the chainsaw itself gets an upgrade – and boy is it a doozy. A gruesome good time and a must-revisit for the whole skin mask wearing, people eating, chainsaw wielding family.
Dir. Jeff Burr, 1990, 35mm, 85 min.