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A {{Prequel}} to ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' remake, released in 2006.

The film opens on a scene that tells the audience how Leatherface came to the Hewitt family. Cut to thirty years later, where two brothers and their girlfriends are having one last road trip together through Texas. After a run-in with some bikers, they become targets of Hewitt family's brand of Southern Comfort.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AnachronismStew: When [[Series/WhiteCollar Matt Boomer]]'s character is introduced, his character does an {{homage}} to ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. The homage is justified since he is a war vet in 'Nam, but given the film is set years before the actual ''Apocalypse Now'' was released boggles the mind.
* AnArmAndALeg: When Monty's leg has to be amputated, Hoyt orders Leatherface to cut off both of his legs.
-->'''Luda Mae:''' What on earth didya do that for?
-->'''Sheriff Hoyt:''' You know, jus' to balance things out.
* AssholeVictim: The meat plant owner and Alex the female biker.
* BadAss: Eric definitely qualifies, especially with the military background
* BerserkButton: Calling Leatherface a "freak" or "animal" is guaranteed to enrage him.
* BikerBabe: Alex.
* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:How Leatherface kills Chrissie in the ending]]
* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Seeing how the Hewitts are still operating in the preceding film, this is expected.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: [[spoiler:Which begs the question how the girl didn't see Leatherface hiding in the backseat. The guy isn't exactly hard to miss.]]
* FinalGirl: Chrissie. [[spoiler: Subverted in that she dies as well.]]
* FlayingAlive: Dean's arm gets flayed.
* {{Gorn}}: Unrelenting to the point of being ridiculous.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:There are no survivors.]]
* RapeDiscretionShot: Sheriff Hoyt is seen unfastening his belt in front of ChainedToABed Bailey.
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler: Leatherface kills Bailey in this way.]]
* StartOfDarkness: The film shows how the entire Hewitt family turned into killers
* StockSubtitle: As befitting for a prequel.
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