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->''Here's your invitation to come join Leatherface,\\
It's his addiction to keep you face to face''
-->-- '''Lz 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.

!!This film has the examples of:

* AntagonistTitle
* {{Badass}}: Benny ([[TookALevelInBadass and later]] Michelle).
* BerserkButton: Tex hates being called by his real name - Eddie.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The film actually was filmed in California.
* TheCameo: Caroline Williams, who played the main character in ''TCM 2'', 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.
%%* CreepyChild: Little Girl.
%%* DepravedHomosexual: Tex, possibly
%%* EvilCripple: Mama.
* FearsomeFoot: All that can be seen of Leatherface during the earlier stalking scenes are glimpses of his leg brace.
* {{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.]]
%%* HookHand: Tech has one.
* ManOnFire: Tex ends up in flames.
%%* MotorMouth: Alfredo.
* SequelTheOriginalTitle
* 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:
** Leatherface guts are back where they are supposed to be, if ''TCM III'' actually does follow ''TCM 2''.
** [[spoiler:Benny]] recovers from having his head shoved into a chainsaw with what basically amounts to a papercut on his head.