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Current stars, but then nobodies, Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey lead the freaky cast, as Zellweger and friends head away from their school prom, only to hit another person's car and injure them. They then head out to look for help, only to stumble across the ever-diabolical Leatherface and his family of splatter-happy cannbals, amongst which is McConaughey, who reaches an all time weirdness in this film.
Tension actually does run very high in the first half or so of this film, as Zellweger and friends are unaware of what's going on. There is just plenty of tension, and you will probably bite your nails once or twice.
Once all the tension is gone, however, it does get rather silly. The characters are just purely comical once you have watched them for long enough, and fail to be remotely frightening.
Despite all of this, it is a very solid outing - it is entertaining, which is what a film is supposed to be. It will give you a good hour and a half of fun, and it does achieve what it sets out to without having to resort to splatter. Worth trying, just don't expect it to live up to the original.