Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Return

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German title Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Return
Original title The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1995
length 84 minutes
Age rating FSK 18
Director Kim Henkel
script Kim Henkel
production Kim Henkel,
Robert Kuhn ,
Charles Kuhn
music Wayne Bell ,
Robert Jacks
camera Levie Isaacks
cut Sandra Adair

←  Predecessor
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original title: The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre ) is an American horror film by writer , director and producer Kim Henkel from 1995 . The film is a co-production by Genre Pictures , Return Productions , River City Films and Ultra Muchos Productions and distributed by New Line Cinema in the United States. It came on September 22, 1995 in the US American cinemas and was re-released on August 29, 1997 in a shortened version under the title "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" (see logo). It is the third sequel to Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974. From Kim Henkel's point of view, the film is more of a remake of the original than a sequel.


On the way home from graduation, Jenny and her friends Sean, Barry and Heather are walking through a dark forest to take a shortcut. But suddenly a jeep appears and drives the young people. The driver appears to be passed out and Jenny, Barry and Heather want to get help. They come to an abandoned house with a gas station and ask Darla there to call for help in the form of a tow truck with her phone. Meanwhile, Sean remains alone at the scene of the accident, where a tow truck arrives after a while. There the limping Vilmer gets out. Sean is then pursued and murdered by him.

Jenny, Barry and Heather now want to go back to the car and walk back down the street to the scene of the accident. But nobody is to be seen there, and they go back to the street. Once there, they can be picked up by a passing vehicle that takes them to an old farmhouse. Leatherface is waiting for them there, who grabs Heather and hangs up on a meat hook. Now Jenny has to fight for her survival and flees back to Darla. After several car chases, she is captured by the Sawyer family. There she is supposed to be murdered and eaten. She escapes, pursued by Leatherface and Vilmer. Vilmer is killed by a low-flying plane while Jenny is able to save herself. She is taken to a hospital where she meets Sally Hardesty in a wheelchair. In the final shot you can see Leatherface swinging his chainsaw in desperation.


  • The film got very bad reviews and flopped at the box office. The film grossed approximately $ 142,000.
  • The film was unindexed in June 2019. A re-examination by the FSK resulted in a release from the age of 18 for the unabridged version.


  • 1997 nominated as best video publication for the Saturn Award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Awards in the USA .


The lexicon of international films said: "Unpleasant horror film that wants to draw its justification from the fame of its predecessor."

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  4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Return. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used