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->''Here's your invitation to come join Leatherface,\\
It's his addiction to keep you face to face''
-->-- '''Lääz Rockit''', "Leatherface"

''Leatherface'', released in 1990, continues [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre the massacres in Texas]].

Ryan and Michelle are on route to California to deliver a car to their father. Things get worse when they encounter Leatherface and his extended family as they drive through Texas.
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!!This film has the examples of:

* BerserkButton: Tex hates being called by his real name - Eddie.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was actually filmed in California.
* TheCameo: Caroline Williams, who played the main character in ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'', appears briefly as a reporter. [[WordOfGod Director Jeff Burr]] states in the DVD commentary that she and Stretch from ''TCM 2'' are one and the same.
* ComicbookAdaptation: A four-issue adaptation was published by Arpad, which featured some of the elements left out from the movie, like a pool of rotting corpses and [[spoiler:Benny's Death]].
* CreepyChild: Little Girl, one of Leatherface's relatives.
%%* DepravedHomosexual: Tex, possibly
%%* EarAche
%%* EvilCripple: Mama.
* FearsomeFoot: All that can be seen of Leatherface during the earlier stalking scenes are glimpses of his leg brace.
* FinalGirl: Michelle, though [[spoiler:Benny]] also survives.
* {{Fingore}}: Tech has several of his fingers shot off by a burst of machine gun fire.
* FocusGroupEnding: [[spoiler:Benny improbably survives having his head shoved into Leatherface's chainsaw thanks to this.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: The opening crawl says that the entire family will die, sans Leatherface himself, who is executed via electric chair years later.
* HookHand: Tech has one.
* KilledOffscreen: In the opening crawl, Leatherface himself is mentioned as having been executed in the gas chamber several years after the events of the film.
* ManOnFire: Tex ends up in flames.
%%* MotorMouth: Alfredo.
* SequelTheOriginalTitle: Leatherface's name [[AntagonistTitle gets to be the main title]] since he is the most well known villain in the movie series.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Sally Hardesty is mentioned as having died in the intro of the film.
* SwampsAreEvil: Alfredo's job is to dump bodies in the swamp.
* UnexplainedRecovery:
** [[spoiler:Benny]] recovers from having his head shoved into a chainsaw with what basically amounts to a papercut on his head.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: No mention is made of the Cook from the original film, but the opening crawl says that the family was wiped out, so it can be presumed he died offscreen sometime before the film. [[spoiler:The fate of Leatherface's daughter is also unrevealed. She's still alive at the end of the film, so it's possible that she was taken into care when her father was arrested, or else escaped (and, being TheSpook, remained unknown to the record) to continue on her family's legacy).]]
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