YMMV / Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

  • Complete Monster: Vilmer Sawyer stands out as a particularly deranged and vicious member of the Sawyer clan as their new leader. An agent for an organization that seeks to spread fear, Vilmer goes above and beyond the organization's standards and orders with his brutality. When a group of high school students get into an accident, Vilmer is introduced seemingly helping Sean with an unconscious victim, already declaring the victim dead when he breaks his neck and than running over Sean, and showing their bodies to Jenny. Vilmer frequently abuses and torments his family, including his lover Darla, who implies that she is a hostage with Stockholm Syndrome, and even strangles her with his mechanical leg. With Heather as a tortured hostage of the Sawyers, Vilmer has her set on fire to entertain himself and when that doesn't kill her, slowly crushes her head under his foot. When belittled by his superior Rothman, Vilmer blows off steam by self-mutilating, and killing his brother W.E, before setting Leatheface loose onto Jenny, and killing an elderly couple that tries to help her. With the depravity of Vilmer's massacre, the organization eventually has to step in and kill him, thinking he's gone too far.
  • Bizarro Episode
  • Evil Is Sexy: Darla.
  • Hollywood Homely: At first appears to be played straight in The Next Generation in regards to Jenny, though at one point Heather tells Barry (who has been constantly ragging on Jenny) she's seen her naked in the shower rooms, and she's actually pretty hot. Barry is surprised... and very interested.
  • Narm: A large amount of the film. Examples include the stick whacking sequence, Jenny and Vilmer fighting for control of Vilmer's robotic leg with TV remotes, the bulk of the dinner sequence, Vilmer's finger point of doom, Leatherface's mannerisms after donning his female flesh suit, and Sean's death ("Please sir, you're scaring me!")
  • Retroactive Recognition: The blonde police woman is future WWE Diva Debra Marshall.
  • Sequelitis: Opinions vary on 2 and Leatherface, but most agree that the original series sunk hard at The Next Generation.