Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

Dolby, English

An American horror film directed by Jeff Burr.

Plot Summary

A young couple are stranded on a lonely Texan road when their car is run off the road by a pick-up truck. Pretty soon they and a former Ranger are being pursued by Leatherface who has taken up with a new family headed by a murderous matriarch and a sinister little girl…


Directed by: Jeff Burr
New Line Cinema
Produced by: Robert Engelman
Associate Producer: Michael DeLuca
Written by: David J. Schow
Based on Characters Created by: Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper
Director of Photography: James L. Carter
Edited by: Brent Schoenfeld
Music Composed by: Jim Manzie with Patrick Regan
Production Mixer: Robert Janiger
Costume Designer: Joan Hunter
Key Makeup/Hair: Suzanne Sanders
Special Make-Up Effects by: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group
“Leatherface” Makeup Applied by: Suzanne Sanders
Mechanical Effects by: Bellisimo/Belardinelli Effects
Production Designed by: Mick Strawn

Kate Hodge (Michelle)
Viggo Mortensen (Tex)
William Butler (Ryan)
Ken Foree (Benny)
Joe Unger (Tinker)
Tom Everett (Alfredo)
Toni Hudson (Sara)
Miriam Byrd-Nethery (Mama)
R.A. Mihailoff as Leatherface
Jennifer Banko (little girl)
Ron Brooks (TV newsman)
David Cloud (Scott)
Beth DePatie (Gina)
Dwayne Whitaker (Kim)
Michael Shamus Wiles (checkpoint officer)

Sequel to
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

The Return of (1994)

See also
All-American Massacre (2000)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Leatherface (2017)



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