The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning


1h 24m 2006

Brief Synopsis

It's 1969. The conflict in Viet Nam has exploded to immeasurable proportions, and 18-year-old Dean Hill's number is up. Dean's brother Eric, who has already seen his share of combat, plans to take Dean to enlist in his beloved Marine Corps in hopes of keeping an eye on him rather than letting him ta

Film Details

Also Known As
Massacre à la tronçonneuse - Le commencement, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Prequel), The, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Synopsis

It's 1969. The conflict in Viet Nam has exploded to immeasurable proportions, and 18-year-old Dean Hill's number is up. Dean's brother Eric, who has already seen his share of combat, plans to take Dean to enlist in his beloved Marine Corps in hopes of keeping an eye on him rather than letting him take his chances at the local induction center. But Dean plans to confront Eric about dodging the draft after the boys and their respective girlfriends, Bailey and Chrissie, head across Texas for a final fling of serious fun. Soon after their journey begins, the foursome are spooked by a menacing pair of bikers, Holden and his girlfriend, Alex. When Alex chases the group's jeep, propelling them into a serious accident, Chrissie is thrown from the vehicle. As Alex attempts to rob the injured trio, Sherriff Hoyt arrives and turns the tables on their would-be assassin. While Chrissie hides in the nearby brush, she watches as the sheriff kills Alex and then taunts her friends before ordering them into the back of the patrol car. Unbeknownst to Chrissie, Hoyt is headed to the Hewitt family home where Thomas, who is being groomed to become the terrifying monster known as Leatherface, and the rest of the Hewitt clan await. Chrissie attempts to convince Holden to help her, but he is on a one man rampage to avenge his girlfriend's death. As Chrissie witnesses the horrors inflicted by the Hewitt family upon the people she loves, she realizes she is their only hope of survival.

Crew

Anna Abbey

Hair

David Ackerman

Caterer

Michael Ahasay

Special Effects Foreman

Jeff Allard

Executive Producer

Monica Allen

Driver

Steven Allen

Props

Robert Althoff

Rerecording

Adriana Alvarado

Apprentice

Troy Anderson

Electrician

Sara Aronson

Props

John Arszyla

Medic

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Brian Edward Avery

Stunt Double

John Barba

Casting Associate

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

W Basquette

Video

Ken Bates

Stunts

Ken Bates

Unit Director

Michael Bay

Producer

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Amy Bell

Property Master

Megan Bertrang

Accountant

Jeff Biggers

Music Engineer

Kate Bowie

Driver

Troy Breeding

Makeup

Tawnya Brown

Assistant

Stacy Brownrigg

Sound Mixer

Kurt Bryant

Stunt Coordinator

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Eddie Bydalek

Rerecording

Sebastien Caillabet

Special Effects Technician

Des Carey

Visual Effects Producer

Stacey Carino

Stunt Double

Kerry Carmean

Foley Editor

Julio Carmona

Adr

Doug Carter

Assistant Director

Dylan Carter

On-Line Editor

Sean Carter

Assistant

Curly Cary

Driver

Josh Cary

Rigging Electrician

Chris Castaldi

Assistant Director

Mari-an Ceo

Costume Designer

David J Chamerski

Special Effects Technician

Layne Chaney

Grip

Kathy Chasen-hay

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jonathan Chibnall

Editor

Brian Christensen

Stunts

Patrick B Coate

Loader

Timothy E. Cole

Best Boy Grip

Sean Coonce

Digital Effects Artist

Brown Cooper

Camera Operator

Anthony Cordova

Music

Charlie Coulter

Transportation Captain

Shelley Courte

3-D Artist

Matthew Cowan

Dolly Grip

Sam Craytor

Driver

Lee Croft

Digital Effects

Dustin Daniels

Location Assistant

Thadd Day

Boom Operator

Francisco De La Fuente

Driver

Travis Dean

Props

Shanti Delsarte

Production Coordinator

Patricia Dillon

Art Department

Steve Drake

Best Boy Grip

Tom Dreesen

Construction Coordinator

Bill Dunagan

Construction

Scott Duncan

Caterer

Michael Early

Effects Coordinator

Joli Eberhart

Assistant

Scott Edelstein

3-D Artist

Colin Edlund

Craft Service

Toby Emmerich

Executive Producer

Russ Engels

Gaffer

Victor Ennis

Foley Editor

John Eschberger

Rigging Grip

Lukas Ettlin

Director Of Photography

Ryan Evans

Special Effects Technician

Marcia Evers

Seamstress Supervisor

Steve Fagerquist

Digital Effects

Saeed Faridzadeh

Digital Effects Artist

Ramona Febregas

Scenic Artist

Kim Fields

Song Performer

Lisa Fields

Casting Director

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mike Fleiss

Producer

Jonathan Flood

Music

Adam Flores

Grip

Christopher Flournoy

Props

Andrew Form

Producer

Wilson Foster

Stand-In

Dan Fowler

Character Animation

Andy Fraser

Song

John A Frick

Art Director

Brad Fuller

Producer

Vanessa Gaitan

Construction

Joe Gallien

Driver

Steve Gallien

Construction

William F Gambill

Painter

Jake Garber

Special Makeup Effects

Erick Garibay

Props

Douglas Gessaman

Gang Boss

Danail Getz

Original Music

Mark Ginther

Stunt Double

Sara Giustini

Art Assistant

Dwayne Grady

Property Master

Andrew Graham

Stand-In

Gina Grande

Script Supervisor

Lori Green

Cgi Artist

Lisa Greenblatt

Assistant

Robyn Greer

Rigging Grip

Benoit Grey

Original Music

Charles Grisham

Stunts

Kurt Grossi

Key Grip

Juliet Guimont

Scenic Artist

Peter Gvozdas

Assistant Editor

Anne Hall

Cgi Artist

Dick Hancock

Stunt Double

Dick Hancock

Stunts

Mark Hanks

On-Set Dresser

Julie Hansen

Post-Production Accountant

David Shawn Harper

Boom Operator

Tom Harper

Stunts

Gene Hartline

Stunts

Leslie Harvey-montminy

Craft Service

Lyndal Heathwood

Digital Effects Artist

Erika Henderson

Set Production Assistant

Jourdan Henderson

Art Department Coordinator

Kim Henkel

Producer

Kim Henkel

Source Material

Eric Henshaw

Greensman

Robert Hicks

Key Rigging Grip

Gregg Hitch

Driver

Mike Hitch

Transportation

Liz Hitt

Digital Effects

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

K.c. Hodenfield

Coproducer

Chris Hogan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Allan Holder

Property Master

Grady Holder

Puppeteer

Ben Thomas Holley

Apprentice

Tobe Hooper

Source Material

Tobe Hooper

Producer

Holly Horter

Digital Effects

Don Howe Jr.

Camera

Randy Smith Huke

Set Decorator

Heather Ingram

Set Decorator

Daniel S Irwin

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Steve Jablonsky

Original Music

Edison Jackson

Best Boy Electric

Sally Jackson

Casting

Michelle Jacobs

Visual Effects

David P I James

Visual Effects Producer

Simon James

Music Contractor

Janice Janecek

Hair

Adam Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Vicki Johnson

Medic

Nyima R Johnston

Costumer

Sarah Jordan

Construction

Ginseng Jukes

Song Performer

Chris Kahn

Post-Production Accountant

Tom Kalbfleisch

Electrician

Michael Kamper

Sound Effects Editor

Gordon Kaywin

Assistant

Nell Kennedy

Assistant Production Coordinator

William D Kennedy

Special Effects Foreman

K J Kernan

Location Manager

Kathleen Kiatta

Costume Supervisor

Henry Kingi

Stunts

Penka Kouneva

Original Music

Frank Krenmuller

Special Effects Technician

Kory Kruckenberg

Music Engineer

Robert J Kuhn

Executive Producer

James Kuroda

Digital Effects

Alma Kuttruff

Coproducer

Alma Kuttruff

Production Manager

Stephen Pilon Lectez

Digital Effects

Bonnie Lemon

Digital Effects

Joseph Lockwood

Driver

Greg Lomas

Dolly Grip

Kandis Longan

Stand-In

Jeff Magers

Best Boy Electric

Scott Magruder

Rigging Electrician

Shane Mallory

Set Production Assistant

Bruce Maness

Casting Assistant

Ron Mann

Rigging Grip

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Pat Martine

Painter

Ana Martinez Pyburn

Art Department

Elspeth Lauder Mason

Seamstress Supervisor

Eric Matuschek

Stunts

Jim May

Editing

James W. Mccormick

Special Effects Technician

Caitlin Mckenna

Adr Voice Casting

Tracy Mcknight

Music

David Mcswain

Dolly Grip

David Menefee

Construction

Alan Meyerson

Music Scoring Mixer

Alan Meyerson

Score Recording

Morgan M. Miles

Production Accountant

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Massacre à la tronçonneuse - Le commencement, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Prequel), The, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 6, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 16, 2007

Prequel to the remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" directed by Marcus Nispel (USA/2003).

New Line had to pay $3 million more than it expected to in order to keep the franchise in the studio fold because of a high bid from Dimension Films.

Released in United States Fall October 6, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 16, 2007