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Viggo Mortensen in Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Viggo Mortensen as Tex in Leatherface

Release: 1990

Director: Jeff Burr
Writer(s): David Schow
Based on: characters written by Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper
Producer: Robert Engelman

Runtime: 81 min.

MCAA Rating: R


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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Cast and Crew

Viggo Mortensen: Tex

Other leading roles:
Ken Foree as Benny
Kate Hodge as Michelle

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Synopsis

A pair of California travelers encounter a cannibal family. Their only hope lies in a survivalist who happens to be in the neighborhood. Basic low-budget slasher film.

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Brief Review

If you like gory horror films about cannibals with chainsaws, you will probably enjoy this film. Otherwise its only redeeming value is a few shots of Viggo looking cute in a frilly apron as he stirs the stew meat.

Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Articles & Interviews

His Occult FellowshipHis Occult Fellowship - Fangoria #208, November 2001
Extensive interview in which Viggo Mortensen talks about how he views Aragorn's character, the filming of Fellowship of the Ring, The Prophecy, Leatherface and other earlier films.   [Viggo-Works]   [scans at TORN]   []

Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Resources

American Humane Association Film & TV Unit logoAmerican Humane Association Film Unit Review: Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III - The AHA review describes Leatherface as "a mindless mix of foul language and unbridled, bloody violence." However, it seems that the armadillo and the coyote were treated humanely. The AHA describes how two scenes were shot so as to minimize the risk to the animals. "In a scene where an armadillo is hit by a car, both a fake and real armadillo were used. The real armadillo was briefly sedated by a veterinarian and an American Humane representative was present at all times." The AHA monitored the filming and rates Leatherface as Acceptable (their highest mark).

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