Saw Dawn Of The Dead Texas Chainsaw Massacre

03/10/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 03/10/2005
  |  298 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

This tense psychological thriller is the directorial debut for James Wan, and the first screenplay written by actor Leigh Wannell, who also stars. Two men, Adam (Whannell) and Dr Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes), wake up to find themselves chained to pipes in a room they have never seen before. Between them lies the dead body of a man with apparently self-inflicted gunshot wounds. As they begin to piece together the circumstances that led to their predicament, the pair realise they are the latest victims of a serial killer known as the Jigsaw, who orchestrates situations in which his captors will be driven to kill each other. They also learn that the killer has taken Gordon's family hostage. How can the men possibly outwit this sadistic psychopath in time to save themselves and the hostages? 'Dawn of the Dead' (2004) is a modern re-telling of George A. Romero's 1979 horror classic, and is the debut feature for director Zack Snyder. Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames star as Ana and Kenneth, two of the last remaining people on earth after the human race has been decimated by flesh-eating zombies. The two find temporary shelter with a few other survivors in an abandoned shopping mall, but their situation becomes increasingly precarious as they run out of food and power and the dead start to break through their defences. They realise their only hope of survival is to escape to an island that remains zombie-free - but how can they possibly find a way to reach it? 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (2003) is a noughties re-make of Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic horror film, based on the Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein. Whilst on a road-trip through Texas, a group of teenagers pick up a hitchhiker on her way to to score some dope in Mexico. The kids decide to go with her but on their way through a small town in Travis County they come across another girl covered in blood and seemingly traumatised by some horrific event. The teenagers soon find themselves inadvertedly involved with a family of murderous cannibals and chased by Leatherface, a chainsaw wielding madman.