YMMV / The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Was Erin a good-natured young woman who, despite making mistakes, had the best intentions at heart and is a genuinely likeable person or was she an idiot that had to have things her way and got everyone in the movie killed?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Pepper certainly has her fanbase for being the most sympathetic.
    • As does Morgan, funnily enough. Mainly due to being seen by some as the Only Sane Man of the film, even if he is an asshole.
    • Andy as well, for being a fairly nice guy, incredibly loyal to his friends, and performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save Erin.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Morgan. Yeah. he wants to leave the missing (and presumably dead) Kemper behind to save himself, but he also dies trying to save Erin's life by getting a chainsaw to the balls.
    • Plus, the horrific physical and mental torture he goes through such as having a bottle smashed in his face adds a lot of sympathy.
  • Narm: Having Erin run around in a wet t-shirt while trying to flee from Leatherface makes the whole scene come off as the opening of the first Scary Movie rather than a suspenseful fight or flight situation. What a weird place to incorporate fanservice.
  • The Scrappy: Erin for a portion of the fanbase, primarily due to her incompetence getting every single one of her friends killed.
  • What an Idiot: Leatherface drops his chainsaw right in front of Erin. She sits on the ground screaming and doing nothing productive, leading to her friend's death. Way to go, moron.
  • The Woobie: Pepper. She's genuinely a nice, likeable person who only wanted to help the hitchhiker and found herself being unfairly punished for it.
    • Andy too. He may not be fond of helping the hitchhiker, but he's clearly very loyal and protective of his friends ( performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save Erin, even) and suffers the worst fate of the film, even worse than Morgan.