Reviewed Apr 03, 2012
Scott Tuccori’s review:
This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods.
This is definitely not one of the better TCM films, but it's certainly watchable for camp value. In this movie, Leatherface, as if he wasn't weird enough, decided he'd start cross-dressing and screaming like a girl as he chased down his victims.
Like the previous installment of the series (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), this film had many different cuts and workprints that were made before the final version was released in cinemas. As a Leatherface fan, I've manged to luck myself into obtaining all different versions.
In one uncut copy, titled Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the cross-dressing Leatherface moments were excused as the father of Renee Zelwegger's character was portrayed as a creepy rapist. In another workprint copy, the soundtrack is completely gone and the gore is turned up to eleven. Both of these versions aren't improvements on the released version of the film.
This is the last installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series that I'll review, as after this, there's nothing worth speaking about. Watch this for Saturday night funtime.