A couple embarking on a road trip are in for the fright of their lives when they’re assaulted by a chainsaw-wielding maniac while changing a flat tire in the third segment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise of slash-‘em-up movies. After being brought to Leatherface’s disturbed and disgusting family home to endure acts of ruthless torture, will the young lovers escape? Viggo Mortensen, Kate Hodge and William Butler star.
Jeff Burr is one of those guys who knew from an early age that he wanted to be involved with film. So at 14, he really knew that he wanted a career somehow in film.
He got started in filmmaking making Super 8 movies as a teenager, then went to film school as an undergrad in L.A., then dropped out after his junior year after making a short film called DIVIDED WE FALL. He worked for Roger Corman in the advertising department, worked on home music videos, etc. . . . and then inspired by indie filmmakers like Romero and Raimi, decided to make an independent horror film, produced by his brother (who raised the money) and Darin Scott.
According to Burr, filmmaking has no finish line. There is no “making it.” Filmmakers just have to crank ‘em out and keep moving ahead. But in the back of his mind, Burr knows he is lucky to have been paid to do something he truly loves.
This tries to bring the franchise back to it's horror roots, but the shadow of the satiric Part 2 looms over it. With two brilliant films in the series, this was going to be a hard sell. It has some good moments, but ultimately can't compete with both of Hooper's marvelous entries.