While heading to Florida, Michelle and Ryan drive through Texas and are stuck in a traffic stop because of a mass grave that was found near the highway. The two manage to get through, but when they wreck their car along the dirt roads in Texas, they discover that they are being pursued by madman with a chainsaw known as Leatherface, and his crazy family.
Michelle and Ryan are on their way to Florida, after which they will depart and go their separate ways. That night, as they enter Texas they are stuck in traffic because of a mass grave where someone had killed hundreds of people. Later on, they end up at a gas station where the crazy owner likes Michelle. They meet a cowboy who wants a ride, but they refuse to give him one. After making the gas station owner angry, he pulls out a shotgun and shoots the cowboy and the car they are in. Later that night, a truck leaves the gas station and catches up with Michelle and Ryan. It runs them off the road. They end up with a flat tire and as they fix it, they run into Leatherface who saws their car. They drive off, barely escaping Leatherface, and end up wrecking their car with a man named Benny. They tell him their bizarre tale, and he thinks it’s just because they hit their head. Later, Benny meets another girl who has been trying to escape Leatherface for a week and together they run into the madman. Michelle and Ryan take off running and Ryan gets caught by Leatherface. Michelle finds a house and seeks the residents there for help. Once there, she runs into the cowboy who is still very much alive, and as it turns out, this is Leatherface’s house and she is their next meal.
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 had always been my favorite sequel to the TCM series. It has been a few years since I last saw this one, and I managed to view the uncut version this time. The uncut version doesn’t offer much more than the R rated version, but it’s still very entertaining. Viggo Mortensen, who plays in the Lord of the Rings series, plays the cowboy and is often quite insane in this role. Leatherface has a new saw, which is much bigger than any of the saws before, and he definitely attempt to slice our main characters into many pieces with it. Overall, Leatherface is a sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that I recommend. Although it’s not as good as the original, it’s a bit better than the second and far better than part 4. Give this one a rental. I give it a 7 out of 10.