->''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.
!!This film has the examples of:

* {{Badass}}: Benny ([[TookALevelInBadass and later]] Michelle).
* 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.]]
* HookHand: Tech has one.
* 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:
** 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.